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From: "C'est Moi" <>
Subject: Re: Ancestry.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 02:12:10 +0000 (UTC)
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(J. Hugh Sullivan) wrote in
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2002 21:45:25 +0000 (UTC), "C'est Moi"
>>I guess it's all relative. It doesn't cost me that much to drive
>>across the bridge to the Seattle branch of NARA and look at the
>>census records there!! Just time..... Copies are about 10 cents
>>each, if I remember correctly.
> I don't know how many times you drive across that bridge and how
> much time it takes.
> I have probably looked at census records at least 30 days this year.
> If it takes you 10 minutes travel one way, that's 600 minutes or 10
> hours. 10 hours at a minimum of $100 per hour equals $1000. Ancestry
> costs me about one tenth of that. And, at home, I am comfortable
> looking while clad in my underwear - would that be permitted in
> Seattle at NARA? Of course they would laugh either place!
$100 per hour??? Where are you getting *that* from???
It takes me about 30-45 minutes to drive into Seattle, enjoying the view
of both Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier and watching the sailboats on the lake
if it's a nice day, also giving me the opportunity to hit some stores or
museums in the area that I wouldn't normally go to. Of course, I could
also catch the Metro and go right from the park 'n ride to the door of
NARA for a small amount, but then I don't have the freedom for the side
Expenses? Just transportation, lunch and photocopies. I don't go over
there very often, so it's a *lot* less than the cost of the *new*
subscription price for Ancestry.
Besides, I have FREE access to Ancestry at my local library five miles
Sorry, can't use the computer in my underwear - my husband's 31 year old
son is staying with us :)
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