Roots Ireland has changed its policy on charging for searches – but for July only!
The Irish Family History Foundation has sent the following news release:
“For the month of July 2012, Roots Ireland is introducing a change to its system for viewing pages of search results to allow you to view more search result pages.
“Currently you can avail of 10 free search result page views after registration, and once those 10 have been used, you are charged a credit to view a page of search results.
“In July, you can view as many search results pages at NO additional charge, based on the number of unspent credits in your account or the number that you purchase in July.
“For example: in July, if you have 75 credits in your online account, you can view 75 pages of index search results at no charge, reserving all your credits to go to the purchase of specific records.
A detailed example
- A user has 75 credits in their account. This entitles them to view 75 search page results at NO charge.
- The user searches for “Peter Moloney” with no year or county of origin specified. (You can narrow this search further by date, by county, by father’s name etc.)
- This locates 7 pages of search results.
- If a user views the seven pages of search results above they would have 68 page views remaining at no charge.
“Users will need to use credits to purchase and view the details of any record.
Current credits purchase options and values
No. of Credits Cost in Euros Cost per Record
35 pack 5.00 €3.57
73 pack 10.00 €3.42
150 pack 18.00 €3.00
320 pack 32.00 €2.50
750 pack 60.00 €2.00
“If you have unspent credit in your account already, you can avail of index search results at no charge in July on the same terms. (One credit = 1 free view of a page of index search results).
“If you purchase any new credits in July, you can also view pages of index search results at no charge, where one credit will also equal a view of 1 page of search results at no charge.
“When you have used up your free index search results, you will need to purchase or use existing credits to continue viewing search results.
“Please note this offer applies to July 2012 only.”