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From: "Andy Hedgcock" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] ANCESTRY FREE BMD
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 13:50:52 +0100
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Thank you Jan. Much appreciated.
Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Buck" <>
To: "Caroline Bradford" <>; "'Andy
Hedgcock'" <>; "'Ruth Aylett'" <>;
<>
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Ess] ANCESTRY FREE BMD


> Would just like to add that I have transcribed just over 37 thousand names
> for the FreeBMD project.
>
> Jan.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Caroline Bradford" <>
> To: "'Andy Hedgcock'" <>; "'Ruth Aylett'"
> <>; "'J. Buck'" <>;
> <>
> Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 11:50 AM
> Subject: RE: [Ess] ANCESTRY FREE BMD
>
>
>> Or if we find patience difficult (which is a severe handicap in family
>> history), then volunteering as a transcriber will help speed the job
> along!
>>
>>
>> Caroline
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: [mailto:essex-uk-
>> > ] On Behalf Of Andy Hedgcock
>> > Sent: 28 July 2007 11:38
>> > To: Ruth Aylett; J. Buck;
>> > Subject: Re: [Ess] ANCESTRY FREE BMD
>> >
>> > Then some of us will just have to be patient and wait for FreeBMD to
>> > continue the very good job that they do.
>> > Andy
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Ruth Aylett" <>
>> > To: "Andy Hedgcock" <>; "J. Buck"
>> > <>; <>
>> > Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 11:32 AM
>> > Subject: Re: [Ess] ANCESTRY FREE BMD
>> >
>> >
>> > >> Hi Jan
>> > >> Personally I think we should be grateful we had a freebie, even for
>> > a
>> > >> short
>> > >> while, on a commercial site. Findmypast has reasonable credits for
>> > >> searching
>> > >> the Indexes.
>> > >
>> > > But this misses the point: BMD indexes are PUBLIC information which
>> > have
>> > > now
>> > > apparently been given to a commercial organisation for their profit.
>> > As a
>> > > monopoly too I think. And at the point at which the Family Records
>> > Centre
>> > > is
>> > > closing.
>> > >
>> > > Ruth
>> > > --
>> > > Ruth Aylett Professor of Computer
>> > > Science
>> > > Mathematics and Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University
>> > > Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK Tel: 44-131-451-4189 Fax: 44-131-451-
>> > 3327
>> > > http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~ruth/ "Life is
>> > beautiful"
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> >
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