The subscription form on my website has been rather basic until now. Subscribers merely received an automated email when I published a new post. It was clumsy, and didn’t comply with rules about spam in some countries. I’ve relied a lot on Facebook to keep in touch with people, but not all readers use Facebook.
So I’ve decided it’s time to give my readers a better way to keep up to date with what I’m writing. I’ve upgraded the subscription form (using Mailchimp) and created a Readers List. Subscribers will now receive regular email updates from me, straight into their inbox, with news about my next book, posts from my website, interesting tidbits from my research, and alerts about free book offers. If you have comments or questions, you can reply directly to the email newsletter and it will come to my inbox. In fact, I’d love to hear from you. I plan to send an update about once a month.
When you subscribe you’ll also receive a link to download a free pdf copy of a booklet I’ve written, “Are You Sure, Dear?” It describes some of the pitfalls of researching your family history and how to avoid them.
To subscribe, either click on the book cover below, or fill in the “Join my Readers List” form in the side bar. It’s a two-step process that ensures your email address is not being misused by anyone else, so be sure to check your inbox and click “Yes subscribe me” on the email you’ll receive. It may take a few minutes for this to arrive, depending on how your email is set up, but if nothing arrives, check in your spam/promotions box. Confirm that you’re not a robot, and that’s it. You’ll receive a welcome email with the link to the pdf. You can unsubscribe at any time, but I hope you’ll stay.