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Category: Genealogy Sites (AKA Family Tree Websites)
Website: http://www.ancestry.co.uk

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(3.1 Stars) based on 7 reviews

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Much Better Than The Rest
08 June 2012
Reviewer: Weston from UK

202 of 361 people found this review helpful


This is one of three major family tree finder websites I have used and it is by far the best.

If I have any complaints it would be that it is expensive and you do not have full access to the 1911 census.

Once or twice I seem to have had Gremlins in my tree where records were duplicated and I had to spend hours deleting them.

Also watch the membership it will roll over if you do not cancel it.

On the whole the best one though, easy to navigate, helpful hints and contact with other members. Nice visually.

In summary, I would recommend Ancestry.co.uk to a friend.

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The Best
09 October 2011
Reviewer: James from Dundee,Scotland

204 of 393 people found this review helpful

As a customer now for several years have found this site to be the best, even though it is the most expensive you are getting access to worldwide records, Australia, Canada, U.S and the site is adding new records constantly. I do agree that the search function could be better but am still very pleased with what is provided.

In summary, I would recommend Ancestry.co.uk to a friend.

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Ancestry.co.uk is the best there is!
06 October 2011
Reviewer: Smithy from Bristol, UK

235 of 398 people found this review helpful

Having read a few of the rather harsh negative user reviews of Ancestry.co.uk here, I thought I should add my two cents worth! I will admit that the site is not perfect (what website is?) but having used a number of different UK-based genealogy sites (both free and paid) to research my family tree, I can honestly say that Ancestry.co.uk is the best by far. No other site gives you as many features and no other site has as much information on it as Ancestry.

I think some of the 1-star reviews posted here are very unfair. Yes, the site is expensive, but you get what you pay for. And yes, you do have to ring up to cancel your subscription, which is a royal pain, however it is a freephone number and cancelling over the phone is fairly straightforward, so is it really worth giving it 1-star overall because of that? These are very harsh reviews, so I thought I should try and balance things out more with my positive experience.

I have found Ancestry.co.uk very easy and intuitive to use and it has helped me enormously to
a) research my family tree
b) present my family tree graphically using the... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would recommend Ancestry.co.uk to a friend.

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