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From: DONNA KING <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] looking for the goods/Ancestry - another option
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 11:28:14 -0400 (EDT)
Heather - Thanks for your input. I have found that Ancestry's costs are a drawback - especially if you have to put that in Canadian dollars. I'm lucky now that one of my sisters is now joined the family research as she is fronting the money for all our research on Ancestry. I had already spent hundreds of dollars over the years before Ancestry came onboard.
Just another item to bring forward - Obtaining birth, death, marriage certs in England. I know that there is a process of obtaining them easily once you have the right year, qtr etc. The only problem that I encounter is that there is no way of knowing that you're obtaining the correct certificate as there isn't enough information on the index. In researching my father's family for instance - there could be as many of 10 names on the applicable index that could fit. All in the same location. If I ordered all certificates then it would be a total waste of money that I can't afford. Does anyone out there have any suggestions that would make this task a bit easier. Telling someone that they need to order the birth cert etc isn't always the best answer.
As I live in Barrie, Ontario, Canada I don't mind helping with any research requests for Canada.
Barrie, Ontario, Canada - where Fall is finally making itself known
The Quineys <> wrote:
Been away and only just picked up this thread about some people not
being able to afford Ancestry annual subscription.
What isn't widely advertised, is that you can *subscribe for one
calendar month for £10*.
I prep up beforehand, so I know exactly what I'm looking for, then
search, view, save everything I find, then unsubscribe. I then spend a
month or so (can be longer) assimilating what I have found, and identify
(and note!) what is still missing, then sub again for a month. I worked
out that I could sub every other month for a year and it would still be
less than an annual sub. However, in practice, I probably sub for 3 or 4
months a year, when it suits me. And, because I'm focussed for that
month, achieve a lot more than my friend who has an annual sub :-)
Just another option
norma baker wrote:
> Did you ever consider there are some "genies" who can't afford to
> subscribe to Ancestry?
> Just another thought.
> Norma, Sydney Aust.
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