29 July 2021

Who Do You Think Are The Top Tweeters - Update

 Here is the latest survey of top tweeters for #genealogy and #familyhistory in the past few days.

Rank#genealogyCount #familyhistoryCount
1FamilyTreeTips241 FamilyTreeTips288
2Heirs2U21 Heirs2U55
3GeneaStudies20 CaroleParkes155
4skcgs118 chiddickstree45
5chiddickstree16 ConfKeep41
6sillymummyft15 FederationFHS37
7GenealogyWise15 BeyondBrickWal129
8marksology11 MarianBWood26
9ClioVis11 geneastories24
10BgrgSeattle11 STTBooks23
11BeyondBrickWal111 GenesBlog23
12MarianBWood10 GenealogyWise22
13KentuckySociety10 karendebruyne21
14karendebruyne10 GeneaStudies19
15bonavacantia110 YFH_genealogy18
16WSGSociety9 LynnsWPics17
17pennysresearch9 HouseHistoryHr17
18ConfKeep9 GenealogyBank16
19AmericanCousin19 ClioVis16
20CranesfootLance8 FamilyHistoryUK14

As previously in April, FamilyTreeTips2 retains the top spot. It promotes items from familytreetips.co.uk which appears to be out of Brighton, England. Topics on that blog are : British Research, DNA Tips, Dutch Research, Freemason Research, French Research, General Tips, German Research, Italian Research, Military Tips, Photographs, Preservation Tips, Researching on a Budget.

Remaining in second place is Heirs2U, a genealogist out of Cramlington, UK (near Newcastle Upon Tyne).

Third is chiddickstree from Paul Chiddicks, who writes a regular column for Family Tree magazine (UK). It replaces ClioVis which drops to 7th overall.

04 July 2021

Ancestry Games

I received an email from Ancestry.ca offering a 6-month membership at 40% discount. For the complete, World Deluxe 6-month membership the offer was $77.99 Cdn SAVE 40% off $129.99,

I'd provide the link but I've been trapped before mentioning an email offer only to find out it was exclusive to the addressee!

Interestingly the offer at Ancestry.ca is $129.99 Cdn, SAVE $50.

You can often get a good price by calling and negotiating. It's part of the game. You play better if you know what's been offered to others.

Another part of the game is the terminology.  Are you a member or a subscriber? 

Member: one of the individuals composing a group

Subscriber: a person who pays to receive or access a service.

Do you feel the relationship with Ancestry is best described as a member or a subscriber?

Most people know to never let a membership/subscription renew automatically. Delete the credit card linked and soon after the expiration, you'll get a renewal offer. Sometimes if you wait a few extra days you'll get an even better offer. That's not just a game Ancestry plays. Companies know it costs a lot less to get a previous subscriber back than to get a new one.

NOTE: This is a duplicate post to that at the new blog site at www.anglocelticconnections.ca to keep the old site active with legacy posts searchable.