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From: "Kay Griffin Snow" <>
Subject: One more off topic!!
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 15:02:26 -0600
I usually just delete all such goings on but, this one hits where I
live more than the usual discussion.
I came here to do genealogy no other reason. I am on a very fixed
income and didn't think I could afford to become a sponsor (and
Brian told me that it wasn't expected if it would be a hardship)
but, its like this. When I had to do genealogy by snail mail, I
spent more than $24.00 on postage, had to wait 2 weeks to 6 months
for a reply. How many buy subscriptions to newsletters, etc. and
what do they cost? I don't own cd's or very many books but, I know
the few that I do own cost much more than $24.
I've never regretted sending my $24., I have found so much
information (most of it on RootsWeb). I try to do my part in
volunteering to do what I can with county pages. But, I could never
do what the people at RootsWeb do.
I say let Brian, Karen, Tim, Marc and others run the darn thing and
let's just appreciated what we have, they have got us this far with
a very low cost to any one of the users. If I had the knowledge
that these people have I would want the big bucks for my expertise.
If all of us who over the past few days have had an opinion on these
matters would send in their sponsorship money, RootsWeb could fly
like an eagle.
Kay Griffin Snow