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From: "Tom Kemp" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] 1920 census going online - free
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 06:54:59 -0400
I didn't hear that "Ancestry" would be free at the FHCs ...... Is that the case?
FHL will put the indexes (only) up for free on FamilySearch.org
Ancestry is going to offer the 1920 census for free for x-number of
weeks .....on its site; the census indexes & images will be free
inside the FHL; FHCs; NARA & its branches
The FHL has purchased Ancestry for use only inside the FHL and the 15
or so Regional FHCs.
On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:56 AM, Randy Seaver <> wrote:
> We need to remember that the LDS gets the indexes from Ancestry, Ancestry
> gets improved indexes and images, and everybody gets free access to Ancestry
> at the FHL and all of the FHCs. A win-win for everybody, except those who
> can't get to the FHC and won't subscribe to Ancestry.
> Randy Seaver.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Kemp" <>
> To: "Neal Underwood" <>
> Cc: <>; <>
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [APG] 1920 census going online - free
>> The FHL did not have the index for 1920 - which they now have from
>> They also get the 1790-1840; 1910 and 1930 indexes.
>> It was a barter arrangement.
>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:32 PM, Neal Underwood <>
>>> What, then, is the point of FamilySearch putting an "index" to the 1920
>>> census on its website and not accompanying it with the underlying
>>> images when they already have incurred the expense of scanning the
>>> Do they expect the casual researchers to drive to an FHC or subscribe to
>>> Ancestry to obtain complete, accurate data? Since images to other
>>> are posted free on FS, their intentions are confusing.
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