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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] FamilySearch Pilot Site - Cheshire CofE Records
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 19:51:36 +0100
I am sure your donation was appreciated, Vanessa. Some churches only
charge a fee when someone needs to spend time searching for an entry.
But there's a vast difference between an individual being given a
copy of an entry when they have asked for it, and a large and wealthy
organisation publishing things without permission.
On 21 Oct 2008, at 19:44, Vanessa Dixon wrote:
> Whenever I've written to a church for an extract from a register
> they have never asked for a fee, on one occasion I offered a
> donation but they said it wasn't necessary but I sent one anyway.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Anne Peat <>
> To: Marleen Van Horne <>
> Sent: Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 7:10:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHS] FamilySearch Pilot Site - Cheshire CofE Records
> It is incorrect to call it compensation or a 'kickback'.
> The copyright for parish records belongs to the church, just as the
> copyright for civil registration records belongs to the GRO. You are
> simply paying a fee to copy something whose copyright belongs to
> someone else.
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