Link existing Findmypast subscriptions to Friends subscriptions
Since the additional datasets come from Findmypast, why charge people with Findmypast subscriptions to see them again through this site ? If you have a Findmypast login, you should be able to see the datasets here.
Hi all and thanks for your feedback.
Firstly, anyone with a 12 month Findmypast membership also receives 12 months access to Lives of the First World War; if you have yearly membership to Findmypast you should already have received an email about this (if not, you can contact their customer service team).
Secondly, even if you don’t have yearly membership to Findmypast, you can use your access to add information under ‘add an external reference’ – just paste the full URL from Findmypast for the record you’ve consulted (whether a census return, birth record, service record etc) and then you’ll be able to add facts from there.
Thank Adrian, maybe I will register again, it might be a cookie problem
Maureen - I followed the instructions using the access code given and I can see the images to things like the 1901 census on Lives, which previously I couldn't. Might be worth raising a support query....
Yes I did receive the offer and registered but it didn't seem to have made any difference unless I've made an error. The info said it is now included in the subscription we pay to FMP not as a yearly sub to Lives but we must register separately
On 1 July I received a mail from FMP telling me, as an FMP subscriber, how to claim a year's free subscription to "Lives".
So, for one year, this suggestion has been carried out.
Maureen - did you not receive that offer?
I agree, I too have annual subscriptions to Findmypast for 5 years. I feel as though we are being used and it's made me think twice about entering information that I paid a lot of money researching from other resources years ago.
"Firstly, the target will be inside the FMP paywall. Does that, in practice, matter if we specify what evidence we get from the source?"
No. It is no different to an author quoting from another book in his own book. If I wanted to read the book referred to I would probably either have to buy it or pay for an inter-library loan. The main thing is you have found a source.
"you'll be able to add the URL" - I worry about two aspects here.
Firstly, the target will be inside the FMP paywall. Does that, in practice, matter if we specify what evidence we get from the source?
Secondly, what happens when the URL changes? Because I see no evidence of a permanent ARC (is that it?) in the URL?
Hi - you don't need to pay again; we definitely encourage you to add direct links to the records on FindMyPast (or any website) on the relevant Life Story.
Just go to 'add an external reference' and you'll be able to add the URL.
As a regular user of FMP i couldnt agree more
I completely agree. I already have a Findmypast subscription so do not wish to pay again (and cannot afford to pay again) to see and add records I have already paid for. It's very frustrating - I already know all of the information about my relative but am unable to enter any of it without paying. I cannot even add a date of birth at the moment!