Having written about British genealogy company brightsolid (poet e.e. cummings would love the use of lower case “b”) a couple of times recently I’m not surprised to be tapping out another post. My last entry was about their sponsorship of the currently active Rootstech conference and their imminent plans to enter the genealogy market here in the U.S.  Well it has happened. Brightsolid has just announced a pay-as-you-go website for U.S. census records.

The brightsolid site is CensusRecords.com and it’s already available in a beta version. The census records offered are 1790 to 1930, with 1940 being made available later this year.

I like the convenience of  brightsolid’s ScotlandsPeople pay-as-you-go website, which offers BMD records too. You can search for your ancestors and once found purchase the records with your credits. This makes records search a lot more affordable instead of having to purchase a subscription.  Then again, pay-as-you-go costs could mount up if you’re unsure that you’ve located the right person and wind up having to use credits looking at a lot of records.

I think brightsolid’s pay-as-you go business model will be popular new resource.

Click on CensusRecords.com to visit the site and try it out and view for free.

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2 Comments on Brightsolid to launch pay-as-you-go census records site—try the beta version for free

  1. Tin Lizzie says:

    Thanks for passing along this information. The pay-as-you-go system does help us to budget and consider what we need. I hope they expand to BMDs like they do on ScotlandsPeople. When you purchase the credits it also includes downloading a copy of a birth or death certificate. As long as you find your ancestor easily, that’s a great deal.

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