Along with the free trial and 30 day guarantee policy, FamilyLink.com offers access to every US Census from 1790-1940, newspaper archives, church records (Europe and US), the Social Security Death Index, MyHeritage.com family trees and many more collections. These collections are easily searchable and organized in a “card catalog” fashion on the website.
FamilyLink.com states that they are on Facebook and Twitter on their website, but our review team was unable to locate a Facebook page for them. FamilyLink.com has a blog as well.
There are several concerns which our review team uncovered in researching FamilyLink.com. As stated above, FamilyLink.com is owned by MyHeritage.com. Plans and pricing for FamilyLink.com were almost impossible to find, and once pricing was found it was for MyHeritage.com products. It seems as though MyHertiage.com plans were pushed since FamilyLink.com was acquired by MyHertiage.com.
Additionally, our team discovered a few statements on the website that at best are oversights, at worst downright misleading.
- There are three options for membership given for FamilyLink.com – one 30 day membership for $12.95/month which is billed monthly, one that states it is a monthly membership and the cost is $5.95/month which is billed annually (total $71.40), and the third option is for an annual membership billed once for $71.40. This is misleading because the $5.95/month membership is exactly the same as the annual option. One assumes that monthly means paid monthly rather than an annual payment.
- There is a feel that this company doesn’t take time to maintain their site – the last blog post at this review is several months old and the archive is very thinly populated with articles.