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From: "John Gough" <>
Subject: Re: Search programs
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 06:38:11 +0100
I wonder if my website (below) would be of any help. It lists over 150 web
based sources of family history with a brief revue of each. It doesn't
answer your specific question "Which is the best one for Guernsey?", but
there are quite a few references to commercial sites, which usually describe
the method of charging. They seem to fall into two categories - the
thoroughly commercial sites like Ancestry.com, which often claim more than
they deliver, and frequently have very inconvenient charging methods, such
as a fixed fee for 48hrs. access whether you find anything or not (unpopular
with spouses and children) - and the voluntary pay per view sites, where you
only pay for what you download, the fees are more modest, and the profits
are ploughed back into further research.
Personally, I have managed to find around a thousand family members without
having recourse to commercial sites, but, like you, I rely on a pension, and
prefer to spend what money I can justify on certificates, will, admons. etc.
John Gough, Cornwall.
Researching : GOUGH; BROADBENT; FLYNN; JENKINS; HAYES: HALL: TARDIF:
Really Useful Sources List at http://www.mts.net/~bydesign/RUS/Guide.htm
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger LePage" <>
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 11:03 PM
Subject: Search programs
> Are any of the search programs which keep invading my screen worth
> subscribing to?
> How about the paid sites? Most of them seem to have a heavy US bias. I
> don't want to part with my pension for a list of American Civil War
> . Sorry you US'ers I just don't have any ancestors there!
> Which is the best one for Guernsey?