Launches US Presence with a Pioneer Offer

Last week findmypast started a “soft launch” of their new US-based site at A soft launch is often how companies will offer a product or service to a group of users to that they can gather feedback and input before they go “live” with the site. I’ve been invited to take the site for a test drive (and I received a World Subscription from to do so) and so far I like what I see! I am hoping to use the Irish records to work on my Leehive and my McEntee lines later today.

I want to let all my readers know that findmypast has a special Pioneer Offer right now where you can get 12-months of access for $4.95 per month instead of the base price of $20.83 per month.  This is a huge savings and is only available for a limited time! According to the offer, this includes “US, Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australian and New Zealand data. ”

Here is the announcement I received from

Earlier today, we launched a new Beta version of that includes our International records from England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Wales.

To the general public, we are launching an irresistible introductory offer for the World Subscription.  Our introductory Pioneer Offer is just $4.95/mo. (normally $20.83/mo.) for a short time to a limited number of early subscribers.

We are continuously expanding our record collections. Soon, articles from the British Newspaper Archives will be added to the world subscription including English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh newspapers dating back to the 1700s. Other new US and overseas collections, some unique to, are being secured and will be announced as they go live online.”

Disclosure: I was contacted by via email to learn more about their new site and affiliated sites. I received a complimentary 12 month World Subscription to explore the site and its offerings. Please see Disclosure Statements for more information on my material connection with genealogy-related vendors.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.


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