Family Relatives

Family Relatives initially appears to be incredibly cheap for such as vast database claiming hundreds of millions of records. However when you subscribe you find out that most of those records are simply scanned in pages from books with the records and aren’t digitised records or actual records at all, making the search for the right information almost impossible.

If you’re new to ancestry, this either makes it a cheap and easy way to start, or a very confusing and frustrating experience possibly both.

Our recommendation if you’re just starting out is to try a bigger site or of the more specific sites if youre after niche records such as military ones.

If youve been doing ancestry a while then check out their book list before spending your money would be our advice.


9 thoughts on “Family Relatives

  1. Peter November 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm Reply

    I don’t think some of the above is factually correct as any record that is online is digitised whereas I think you mean transcribed, although having looked at the site they have transcribed, partially transcribed and OCRed some of their records.

    A lot of their records do seem to be only viewable from the books directly though.

  2. N.A.Connell May 12, 2014 at 9:20 am Reply

    I too have been sucked in by this gang. Note that there is no way to complain to the company itself. A racket. I clicked on reply to and my email was rejected. Neville

  3. Bill Brown January 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm Reply

    True very bad search function, can’t even find details you know and enter in search…
    don’t waste your time with this site

  4. William Brown January 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Not a good site to log in to. I don’t have a problem with passwords but this site always rejects my password.

  5. William Brown February 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm Reply

    I too was fooled, there is a problem with their login to site, it keeps rejecting my password.
    they don’t respond to their contact us page.
    funny if they were legit they would have a proper address for complants

  6. Graeme Haigh August 29, 2015 at 2:25 am Reply

    Has gone turtle up? Can’t access it.

  7. Keith W JOnes November 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Website down and appears to have been down for some time?

  8. Graeme Haigh November 17, 2015 at 9:09 am Reply

    I think it has drowned in the Atlantic and taken my, and probably others, money with it.

  9. Keith W Jones November 17, 2015 at 9:32 am Reply

    I find it strange that there are not many reports on internet that website is down. website has now been down for several months.

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