Ancestry World Explorer subscription #general


Robert Hanna
 

I've just received an offer for 20% off a World Explorer subscription on Ancestry.  The price is $119 for 6 months.  My family is from Babruysk & Minsk in Belarus and Warsaw in Poland.  I already have a US subscription.  Has anybody had this subscription and found that they got any information from it that they could not get just as easily some other way?

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:
CHANAN/HANAN, BLUMENBLAT (Warsaw); KARASIK, THOMASHOW, COHEN (Babruysk); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk)


KAREN SAUNDERS
 

I have world & have found info. using it which I did not get from My Heritage. Also, I have found it easier than using Jewishgen.

Katen Saunders
Melbourne, Australia

On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 at 04:57, Robert Hanna <robert.hanna41@...> wrote:
I've just received an offer for 20% off a World Explorer subscription on Ancestry.  The price is $119 for 6 months.  My family is from Babruysk & Minsk in Belarus and Warsaw in Poland.  I already have a US subscription.  Has anybody had this subscription and found that they got any information from it that they could not get just as easily some other way?

Robert Hanna
NYC

Researching:
CHANAN/HANAN, BLUMENBLAT (Warsaw); KARASIK, THOMASHOW, COHEN (Babruysk); RUBINSTEIN, BUNDEROFF, PASTILNIK, NEMOYTEN, DISKIN (Minsk)


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Hello. I would like to join to research info about my 4 x g grandfather Abraham ben Gedaliah Tiktin 1764 - 1820. With thx.


Odeda Zlotnick
 

I would try familysearch.org first - they have links to free documentation from the  Minsk Babruysk area (my paternal family came from there).
If they link you to Ancestry, instead of showing you the scans, you'll know it's worth paying for. 
You can also simply search in Ancestry - if they have info, you get teaser finds telling you there's more information to be found if you pay.  You can base your decision on that too.

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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


stephen@...
 

No site gives you everything, so every few years I take out a short subscription to Ancestry and MyHeritage. If you go to a public library you can try Ancestry for free. Ancestry tends to be a bit week on Eastern Europe and often they have only indexes. For Polish records the best site is JRI-Poland and they are slowly adding links to the actual documents. For many places FamilySearch remains the best source, for example, for Hungary, Ancestry gives you some indexed data, but since most records have not been indexed the best way to find information is to look at the digitized original records.
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Stephen Schmideg
Melbourne, Australia
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Feige Stern
 

I've found the Ancestry world subscription useful, especially if you're researching family in Canada, which is not included in their basic US membership.
And I've gotten some European records too!  Shortly after a trip to Germany and getting records from a small town there, I got hints for those relatives and up popped the same records I had just gotten, plus a few more!  

Feige Kauvar Stern
Cleveland, OH


michele shari
 

We found a lot of Canadian records for our relatives there on Ancestry, but I had also already found many of them on FamilySearch. I suggest you try it for 6 months but remember to calendar the renewal date and cancel it beforehand as many of these sites do automatic renewal and once they bill your credit card you can't get a refund. Also, we pooled our resources, my cousin pays for the Ancestry and I pay for MyHeritage and we share info. Also, my cousin put up a private tree on Ancestry bc she had some hunches and ended up getting hints so make sure you have your latest version up when you start your membership. Also when emailing people through their system (you can only contact people through their server unlike FTDNA) always include your email so if you discontinue after the 6 months people can continue to contact you (see if you can add it to a bio if they allow as well). Try tag teaming it to save money. All the other suggestions on here are great too. What a wonderful community we have!
Michele Farkas
Boynton Beach, FL (formerly NY like so many others)

researching Farkas in Transylvania/Hungary (Carei, Tasnad, Cluj, Kisvarda, Margitta, Satumare), Weiszhauz, Weisshaus (Vamospercs), Rosenfeld (Vamospercs), Isak/Izsak, Taussig/Tauszik, Schein, Pollak (married Farkas), Jakab (married Farkas)

Researching Stauber/Stober/Shtauber (Viseu and surrounding towns, Maramures, Romania), Deutsch, Malek, Malec, Fischman, Genud/Genuth, Apter, Herstik, Hershtik, Herstig, Teszler, Tessler, Davidovici, Ganz, Gancz, Paszternak, Feig, Pollak, Jakab


Laurie Sosna
 

Some libraries provide access to the Ancestry Library Edition. By logging in through the library portal, I can access any record.
While I cannot add those records to my tree on Ancestry, I can save them to my computer.
I have located quite a lot of records that have helped me locate family in Canada and London.
The library may also provide access to Fold3, HeritageQuest and local newspapers.

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

SOSNA: Ivonivka (near Yampil), Mogilev
GOIKHMAN: Rascov, Mogilev
LEVIN: Vilna, Dnipro
KOBB: Ukmerge
FRIEDSON: Ukmerge


Molly Staub
 

I have used the Explorer subscription for years, since I have living relatives in Israel, Great Britain, Australia, and even China. One woman in Ukraine found me, and then located the record of my uncle's discharge from the Kiev Hospital during World War I. I had known he served in the Russian Army in that war, but wasn't sure he had been wounded.
Molly Arost Staub, staubmolly@...

Researching AROST/HARAST, BERENSON, GROFFMAN, and thousands more


Marion Werle
 

I have had a World Explorer subscription for years. I have family who settled in the U.S., Canada, and UK, among others. Also the outbound UK and Hamburg ship manifests are extremely useful. The latter two collections are not available on FamilySearch. FS should always be part of your searches, regardless. Not all collections are overlapping. 

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Marion Werle
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