As you may have heard, negotiations between FamilySearch.org and several major genealogy websites is being offered for free to LDS Church members. Today I decided to activate the links to expedite work on my FamilySearch tree. Ol' Myrt here made changes to her membership in the dollowing genealogy websites:
- FindMyPast.com - seamless, though it recognized I already had a paid account.
- MyHeritage.com - seamless, though it recognized I already had a paid account.
- Ancestry.com - seamless, though it recognized I already had a paid Word Explorer Membership. I was advised that I don't qualify for a refund.
WHY DON'T I QUALIFY FOR A REFUND?
I pay annually for my World Explorer Membership level at Ancestry.com. It expires in about 25 days or so. [Ancestry shows 27 days.] The popup explaining why I don't qualify for a 27 day refund is as follows:
According to Ancestry.com Terms and Conditions, Ancestry.com members with subscriptions longer than one month are eligible for a full refund if they cancel within the first 30 days of their subscription (calculated from the date of purchase plus any free trial period, if applicable). Monthly subscriptions and subscriptions past their original 30 days are not eligible for a refund.
Questions? Please call 1-800-ANCESTRY (9am - 11pm ET Every day).
Read the full Ancestry.com Terms and Conditions.
SO I'M CANCELLING ANCESTRY.COM (sans refund) and activating the FamilySearch access.
I'm still concerned about whether or not I'll be able to
view ALL of the Ancestry.com collections.
See Ancestry Insider's Ancestry.com Declines Revealing Databases Not in LDS Subscription.
The interim screens imply there will be full access. The following is the one just prior to my clicking the option "Sign in to connect your account."
|IMAGE: Ancestry.com screen shot taken 4:10pm 25 August 2014 by this author.|
The next screen, not shown, requests my Ancestry.com user name and password. The following screen explains my "World Explorer Membership will end today" (point A) and that my new subscription "Free LDS-Ancestry Membership starts today" (point B) with further clarification that "LDS-Ancestry Memberships are provided through a collaboration between Ancestry and FamilySearch. The membership gives you free access to Ancestry services and worldwide record collections."
This implies, but stops short of specifying that my old paid "World Explorer Membership" and my new free "Ancestry services and worldwide record collections" are the same.
|IMAGE: Screen shot, Ancestry.com 4:20pm 25 August 2014, with red letter|
and arrow enhancements added by this author.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.
G+ DearMYRTLE Community
Second Life: Clarise Beaumont