Earlier this week, I read about the promotion on ScotlandsPeople for oversees customers. They are giving away 30 free credits. I ran over there (figuratively with my fingers and mouse) and got my free credits.
I’ve spent a lot of time on
’s People in the past, but to buy credits is an ordeal. I have to get denied by my bank (they see my account and know there is no possible freaking way that I can afford to be in Scotland ), get my account suspended, wait for the bank to call before I use any money (on SP or elsewhere), and then wait for my account to be activated and redo the order. So I only do it when I really, really need something. Scotland
Or when someone gives me 30 free credits.
If you haven’t been on the site, they have original records that you buy with credits. It’s 1 credit to look at the search results and 5 credits for an image. So it’s a bit like a slot machine with two times to ante up: the first gives you some odds and the second can be a jackpot or a bust.
sit down at a slot machine Type your information in the search boxes.
wheels spin cursor turns into a sand-dial.
That’s when the real gambling starts. You pick one and spend your five credits.
And you waste 5 credits.
Or... up pops your 4th great grandparents’ marriage information from the parish record…
P.S. I'm now down to my last 6 credits... one search and one image... It's burnin' a hole in my pocket...