Thursday, 3 December 2009

FindmyPast - free trial and fair usage increase

Findmypast ( is now offering a two week free trial to new users (excluding access to the 1911 English and Welsh census).

In an e-mail announcing the development, the company also notes some further changes and details, including a new fair usage policy that will alllow subscribers to see more per month:

Fair Usage limits – we have dramatically increased the monthly Fair Usage Limit for subscribers and simplified how we calculate it. The new limit is a huge 5000 record views per month and we will send a warning email if you start to get close to this limit. We will also be introducing a counter on the website soon to let you see how close to the limit you are getting.

Free trial – a 14 day free trial is now available to new users of the site. There is a lower Fair Usage Limit of 400 record views during a Free Trial. The Free Trial does not include access to the 1911 census.

Continuous membership for subscribers – we have clarified your options to cancel continuous membership from the "My account" area of the website. Your loyalty discount of 20% is automatically applied when you renew using continuous membership.

Lookups – we have made it clearer that providing "lookups" for other people is not allowed.

Company name changes – Find My Past Limited has changed its name to brightsolid online publishing limited. This is simply a name change – we are still owned by the same company (brightsolid online innovation limited) and this name change does not affect your use of the website in any way.

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