ANCESTRY.COM FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP
FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP ON THE NET
For all of you who have wondered about whether a ‘Free Trial Membership’ at some of these family history web sites is just that, FREE? Well I recently tried Ancestry.com with their free trial for 14 days. There are two methods in which to cancel your membership, but only one in which you can join. You must use a credit card to access the trial. A trial membership will only give you access to the area in which you are registering, that is to say the ‘England and Ireland Collection’ or the ‘Historical Newspapers’, or the ‘American Collection’ etc. However, I believe that you can FREE Trial all of these areas individually. So, you could register for 14 days with England and Ireland, and then another 14 days with the American Collection etc. However, the catch (and there always seems to be one) is that if you choose to cancel your membership by email, it can take up to 10 days for this to be registered. So there is the chance that you will be charged the full membership fee for that one area (US$99.00 per annum - about AUS$140.00), they will however refund this once they receive your cancellation. The risk here being that the exchange rate may have changed and you would still incur some fee. I recommend that you telephone to cancel your membership if that is what you decide to do. It maybe an international call, but at the cost of a couple of dollars it is worth the piece of mind. So I recommend you give it a try, there is plenty of info available on their site.