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Monday, July 06, 2015

NGS: Free member access to FindMyPast.com US and Canada record sets

DearREADERS,

My email this morning brought news of a new partnership between the National Genealogical Society and FindMyPast.com. Basically members of NGS are provided free access to the US and Canada records. Here is the text distributed by NGS President Jordan Jones:
On behalf of the NGS Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce a partnership with Findmypast (FMP), a leading provider of genealogical records online. Through a special arrangement, NGS members will have access to the Findmypast US and Canada collection of records at no cost for one year (a $99.50 value). 

In addition, once members have claimed their free Findmypast US and Canada accounts, they can upgrade their accounts to the Findmypast World collection for $89 for one year (total value $199.50). This means that NGS members will receive Findmypast World at a 55% discount, while also supporting NGS. These offers apply to new or renewing Findmypast members. 

For those not familiar with Findmypast, it has ever-expanding collections of more than two billion historical records from around the world, including US censuses starting in 1790, the largest collection of Irish records anywhere online, and US military records from the Revolutionary War up to World War II. It also provides access to millions of newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710. 

For more information and to redeem this generous offer follow the link on the NGS website.

Wishing you every success in your research,
Jordan Jones President, National Genealogical Society
NOTE FROM DearMYRTLE: At the time of publication, a search of the members-only area and elsewhere on the NGS website, did not provide a l;ink to process this NGS members-only access account with FindMyPast.com. Ol' Myrt here suggests we look for an update to the following page where benefits of NGS membership are listed: http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/individual_member_benefits
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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