Friday, 20 February 2009

Closure of FamilyHistoryOnline

The Federation of Family History Societies announced last fall it is closing its FamilyHistoryOnline service. FFHS found it could not operate a competitive service. Much of the content is already also available findmypast.com. More transfers are expected. The website at www.familyhistoryonline.net will close at noon (GMT) on Monday 2nd March 2009.

No new memberships to FamilyHistoryOnline are being accepted. According to a FFHS FAQ arrangements have been made to convert the outstanding balance on partially-used vouchers to findmypast.com credits at end of the FamilyHistoryOnline service.

Not all the data currently at FamilyHistoryOnline is being transferred so if you have outstanding credits you might want to check to see if there's a database of interest that will be dissappearing. FFHS have promised to indicate the transfer status on the list of databases included here.

1 comment:

Richard said...

that's a sad day for the FFHS but I suppose it is inevitable against such tough and financially strong competion.