I’ve got a subscription to Ancestry.co.uk and have been using it for years, so what is different about FamilySearch and why should I use it?
Dear Jill 2021
Thank you for your question regarding the difference between FamilySearch and Ancestry, maybe this little piece of information will explain why?
Family Tree is a great free place to store your genealogy and family history. Other companies sell software that allows you to store similar information on your personal computer.
There is a suitable Knowledge Article explaining this. If you click onto the link below this explains everything you need to know.
You can view more knowledge articles in Help (the small circle around the question mark at top right of screen)> Help Centre.
I hope that we understood and provided information that answers your question. Thank you for using Community and we hope this link or the Help Centre provides the answers you seek.
If you need further help regarding this question, please reply directly to this answer/discussion.
I would like to thank you for your desire to seek out your ancestors and wish you joyful success as you do your family history work.
These are some great videos on the subject:
WHY USE FAMILYSEARCH FAMILYTREE
But I wondered about the title of your question:
Personal Software or FamilySearch
what exactly did you mean when you said "personal software"???
I meant like genealogy software you can buy personally. Thanks for those helpful video suggestions. 👍
yes - usually by personal software - stuff you buy and install on your own PC - such as ROOTSMAGIC or Ancestral Quest etc - which is not the same as Ancestry.com - which you simply access on a web browser - but dont install personally on your own PC.