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From: Peggy Youngs <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] SHOCK
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:26:59 -0500
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Like Mona, I feel the need to throw my two cents-worth into the mix.
First, you are NOT being charged to access the Canadian censuses, but you
ARE being charged to access the indexes created by Ancestry and that are not
on the LAC site. The census images themselves are not on Ancestry, but on
LAC. My experience with ScotlandsPeople and FindMyPast is that they're
in other words, you buy some vouchers that are used every time you view an
image or transcription, whether or not it's the record that you're looking
seen the prices, and they're pretty exorbitant. Sure, we'd all like to see
record ever created appear magically online for free, but it ain't gonna
costs money to put the stuff online, and people have the right to ask those
benefit from the availability of those records to pay for access.
As far as trees on Ancestry--I have never created a tree there, public or
I prefer to keep my database on my computer, where I have full control over
While I do have some copies of data on RootsWeb and GeneaNet, those
have not been updated in some time, but they do serve as a way for others
researching common families to find me. I have no intentions of updating
databases, so the errors in them will stay, while the correct data can be
only if someone sends an email.
Just remember, no one ever put a gun to your head and ordered you to buy
Ancestry subscription. You're free to cancel at any time.