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Subject: Re: [S-I] Indexes to Irish Passenger lists from Centrefor Migration Studies, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:13:54 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Boyd, free would be better, but for people who never could get access to these things before, it's great. The Centre for Migration Studies has been one of the black holes of genealogy. Everyone was dying to know what they had and unless you went there you couldn't find out. I understand that these tasks cost money. Someone has to pay. Why the locals when it's us who want them? Rather see local tax dollars go to keep hospitals open and bomb squads searching for bombs.
And it's still cheaper than ordering an English civil registration certificate. Arrrg, now that's highway robbery indeed. I've found ways to use the county records office in my end of England (Durham) and to get the same info cheaper. Of course I was informed by a local genealogist that this was not the correct way to do it, as if I had committed a mortal sin by finding a way to evade his government's gouging of poor colonials, like myself <grin>.
What I like about the Scots is how they're collecting money from people for records you can get free from the FHL! Now that's clever.
Of course here in Pennsylvania the government will barely give you the records of your own ancestors and only after a long wait, no matter how much you pay.
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Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:30:33 PM
Subject: Re: [S-I] Indexes to Irish Passenger lists from Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
I rarely disagree with you but I have to say that the IFHF site makes me see red. It is a typical example of rip-off Ireland and I say that as an Irishman living in Donegal.
Yes, if you are very clever, by which I mean very experienced, you can persuade the site to divulge more details than they would like to.
And yes, at least you do not have to go to Ireland to see these church records and Civil Records.
But to charge €5 for every record is nothing less than a national disgrace of which I am deeply ashamed.
Try going to ScotlandsPeople for the same type of information. It costs 20 pence per record. That is 25 times cheaper than an Irish record.
It is not a good deal.
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Sent: 31 March 2011 14:56
Subject: [S-I] Indexes to Irish Passenger lists from Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Hi folks, an email from the Irish Family History Foundation (www.rootsireland.ie), the people who have put the free indexes to the Irish church records on line, announced yesterday:
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