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michael gordon (previously biagi)
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Am ready to upgrade to Premium Plus 5 year plan and have a discount offer.

However would someone advise, when I get to the confirm credit card and payment page, it looks like I am going to be charged the total (over £300) or will that be devided by 5.

Which would be one payment of just over £60 and then repeated annually for four more years?

It's not clear to me. 

michael gordon (previously biagi)
Great Britain
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RE: premium plus upgrade payment
James Schafer
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Did you see something on the page that  indicated you could pay 5 payments? It's been awhile, but to the best of my memory I  paid the full amount initially. If I understand the processes that is the way they are able to offer the great discount.

Not sure I helped, but from one member to another and besides, it looks like you have already upgraded and I congratulate you on that. I'm guessing that because I now see you have the PremiumPlus icon.

Happy researching........

James Schafer SETexas, USA

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RE: premium plus upgrade payment [2]
michael gordon (previously biagi)
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Many thanks your reply James.

Yes indeed, when I first looked at upgrading, it did state under the 5 year option, that it would be charged annually but then wanted to charge me the full amount. It was not very clear.

However, customer services contacted me and explained fully. Some members of the family agreed to contribute, so I went ahead.

Over all, we are quite pleased with the site, although I now feel that for the amount paid (£320) there should be more in the way of which documents can be searched (ie the census) without having to pay yet more. I have now found other sites that would have included that in the membership fee. Although I do prefer the My Heritage way of building the tree.

Best regards

Mike Gordon 

michael gordon (previously biagi)
Great Britain
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RE: premium plus upgrade payment [3]
James Schafer
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Good morning, Mike!!

Glad you got that worked out for you. I am also a PremiumPlus subscriber, but I'm wrestling with whether or not to continue or to move entirely to Ancestry.com. Yes, their fee is much higher, but I have not gone to a single site that the search provides that requires additional fees. Can't say that for MyHeritage.

I paid the additional fee at WorldSearch, but that site is totally useless to me. None of the information there has applied to my tree.

That being said, I'm sure you have noticed that the Record Matches does include the 1940 Census, but that is the only one I have seen. Not sure why the many other Census' do not show up. BTW, I noticed your location is in UK, do you have a number of people that migrated to the US?

Sorry this is so long, but one other thing, I have invested in the DNA program. I'm hoping this will make MyHeritage of more value to me. Closing this.......... Have a geat day!

James Schafer SETexas

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RE: premium plus upgrade payment [4]
michael gordon (previously biagi)
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Hi James,

Yes I am in the UK and although I know I have ancestors who went to both the US and Canada, I have not been trying to search them as of yet. Enough to do with my UK ancestors.

The census records for UK are different to the states, in that they run from 1841 to 1911. After 1911 they are not available to the public.

My Heritage does not give me access to any UK census records, only a sort of face page informing me there is a record but I need to subscribe to view it. However even that gives far less results than other sites do. So I do not believe it's worth the increased My Heritage subscription.

I managed to get a fourteen day free trial on Ancestry.com with full census access which proved very usefull but even working ten hours a day, I still ran out of time to do all I wanted and I am left with loads of un-answered questions.

Cross Matches on My Heritage worry me a bit. I have come across too many trees with completely wrong information on them. I believe that there is a lot of guess work going on out there. Problem is the errors are copied from one tree to another thus compounding the situation.

Although an expensive way of doing things, I feel I will have to use a monthly subscription, to perhaps Ancestry.com to be able to search further. I don't think I will need more than say two months to do what I want.

Very good luck with the DNA program, intriguing but I think not for me.

My own closest link with the States, is that I am a huge 50's rockabilly and blues collector with nearly 3000 cd albums of mostly music from the southern states. Some country music as well; Patsy Cline type of thing. A little modern also; Dwight Yoakam etc.

Best regards

Mike

michael gordon (previously biagi)
Great Britain
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RE: premium plus upgrade payment [5]
James Schafer
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Hi Mike,

It's really strange, but I did the Ancestry DNA and they came back with my ethnicity being 83% British Isles, 8% Central European and 9% Uncertain. This is strange, because, my Great-Grandfather and Great-Grandmother both were born in Germany. My GGF came to the USA in 1867, not sure when my GGM arrived. They married in Ohio and although I did not know them their Son was the father of my father and I can pretty well document them here in the States, but I hit a wall when trying to find anything about them in Germany.

I have no idea where the British Isles comes from. From what I  have read the DNA through MyHeritage should give me more information. Guess I'll find that out  when I get the results. One thing about the DNA through MyHeritage is that I will be able to  download all the various "parts" of the report. Have no idea what I would do  with it, but Ancestry only gives me the above breakdown on ethnicity and will not release any of the DNA reports. I have many who have been reported to me (Ancestry) as possible distant cousins, but have found only 1 that looks favorable.

You are right about the cross matches on MyHeritage. I have thousands that show up, but I have not found it to be time worthy to pursure them. I did the Monthly thing for a while on Ancestry and then I moved up  to  the 6 month subscription. That's where I am now. I am using the World Explorer program. For the most part, I am really pleased with the ability to add information in Ancestry, much easier. I do have their Family Tree Maker 2012 which is a really good tool. I  have found it easier to work with than MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, although the FTB is free.

One thing I have done and will continue to do (I think it will help me with Heritage DNA) is that after I have updated a lot of info on Ancestry I export to a GED file and then Import it into Heritage. 

I appreciate your taste in American music. I'm a Big Band fan of the 40's-50's era and a some of the Country from that  time also. I'll have to say that I have recently enjoyed some of the YouTube video's of, I think it is called, Brittain's Got Talent. Some of those folks, especially those children are amazing. My favorite music of today is Southern Gospel and I notice that many of the groups are doing concerts in the UK.

 Blessings, James

 

James Schafer
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