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Subject: Re: [CHS] Just a thought! (was CHS LOOKUPS)
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 05:54:56 +1000
I live in Far North Queensland, too-Cairns. Let me know the couple of wills
you want and I can use my credit card to get them for you.
Michael Sumner-Potts. Look me up in the phone book.
At 04:59 PM 5/10/00 +1000, Diana Lea wrote:
>Oh dear! How sad this thread is making me!
>I live in the far north of Queensland Australia, and I am an invalid
>Genealogy has given me a whole new reason to live, and I love every minute
>However, although I am more than willing to pay for publications to continue
>my research, I must point out the following things:
>1. When my health allows, I spend *all* that I can afford to allocate to my
> on ordering in films through my local LDS Family History Centre, where
>I am also a volunteer librarian,
> to in an effort to try to show my gratitude for having their wonderful
>resources available to the general
> public, regardless of anyones religious persuasion.
>2. I cannot send to England to purchase these publications even if I want
>to, as I do not own a
> credit card, and doubt I would be able to get one on the small pension
> that I receive, but even if I could, with the bottom dropped out of the
> as it is at the moment, it would make all the publications very
>expensive to me. As well,
> I would be unable to pay the horrendous bank charges....and I *don't*
>just mean interest
> on outstanding accounts!
>3. I try never, ever, to ask questions on this, or the other lists that I
>belong to, unless I absolutely have
> to. I do as much research as I possibly can with the facilities that
>are available to me from my
> local district FHC; the local LDS FHC, and the Internet.
>As things stand right now, Cheshire is quite a difficult County to research
>due to (so I have been told)
> the Bishop of Chester refusing access to the Mormon Church when they asked
>to film the parish records.
>Because of the fact that I have no credit card I cannot even apply for some
>wills that I have found on
>the Cheshire Wills website, and which I believe would break down a long
>standing brick wall! It's so
>frustrating to know that the answer may well be within reach.....but a
>million miles away too!
>Ah well, when I win the lottery [ :o) ] I will buy all of your wonderful
>publications, and I will donate
>all the money you need to keep up your great work, which I am sure everyone
>is, like me, so very
>grateful for, but please keep your minds open for people in other countries
>and other circumstances!
>Thankyou for listening to my beef for today!
>Margaret Pattin wrote......
>> Dear Friends, having read all the Pro and Con arguments, this last few
>> on look ups for people, and societies wanting there tuppence worth, for
>> look ups, all I can say is, Shame on all of you.
>> As far as I am concerned this is a web site to help all of us.
>> Some of us are in a position to help, and some like me, are not, but are
>> happy when someone on this list goes out of their way to help a total
>> I have asked people in the past to do a look up for me, and have been so
>> happy that there are a few good people out there with no thought of time
>> money who have gone out of their way to help, and to those good people
>> So Dear Cheshire People Please do stop all the arguments, and go back to
>> doing what you all do best, and that is helping ones fellow man or woman
>> solve the mysteries of all our collective pasts.
>> Sincerely Margaret Pattin in California, but Proud to be a Cheshire Woman,
>> born and bred.
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