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From: "Dick Miale" <>
Subject: Re: ancestry.com? Is it worth it?
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 20:38:10 -0500
References: <3c65622b.97286914@news>, <3C6468AE.4459507C@gopinnacle.com>, <3c6479a6.103298778@news>
"dnc in tennessee" <> wrote in message
> On The Date Of Fri, 08 Feb 2002 19:09:18 -0500, Mike Curtis
> <> Wrote The Followng:
> Hmmmm, Man I need a kick in the pants to help me decide.
That is inexpensive, providing you don't ruin your clothes<g>.
Seriously, I think it depends on a lot of issues and what Ancestry has to
offer. For me, they have little that would interest me as my research is in
Quebec and Italy. Besides, I find it fun to look at these old records and
see where my ancestor signed a birth certificate or possibly had to pay a
fine for ripping someone off. In addition, the best data is that taken from
actual records, not from someone else's database. There are some terrific
researchers out there who quite accurate in their research, but for every
good one, there might be a 1000 who take stuff found on the internet as
gospel and then pass it off to someone who also thinks the data is accurate.
It may be, but then again, it may not. Your call. Myself, I prefer quality
over quantity. Of course, I only live 3 miles from one of the FHC
locations and it only takes a few weeks to obtain a microfilm that I can
view myself. My nickle's worth.