Update 7/19/2017: We’ve heard from quite a few folks about not liking the subscription model.  We haven’t worked out the details yet as we’ve been busy with other things, but we will have a “regular” license where you just pay once and then own the software.  Stay tuned for details at a later date.


Perhaps we’re jumping a little bit ahead, but we’re beginning to think about the different versions, or SKUs, of Origins that we’re going to make available.  None of this is set in stone, and we’re definitely looking for feedback, but it’s helpful to think about this early in the process so we can target our development efforts.  As of right now, we’re planning on offering the following versions:

  • Origins Free: Basic functionality, with some unique features not available elsewhere.
  • Origins Standard: All features except those that require access to our online-services (speech enablement, collaboration, etc), and some super-advanced stuff.  You’ll still be able to do online research within Origins, and still be able to access any other online sites (Ancestry, Family Search, Find My Past, My Heritage, etc.) from within Origins and capture data.
  • Origins Deluxe: All functionality.

[Update 7/19/2017: Pricing ideas have been removed.  We will definitely have a regular “purchase” option and may still have a subscription option if enough people are interested in it.  Details TBD and will be announced later]


Certainly there’s a lot of detail we need to work out here, and we’ll be working with our Advisors group to iron things out as we get further along, but what are your thoughts?