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From: "Barry Spinner" <>
Subject: Re: [SRY] RESEARCH SERVICE.COM? British Ancestors.com
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 16:49:39 -0500
This research company DOES offer a free consultation, in my experience.
Last year, they electronically approached me (how I do not know) and offered
a free consultation.
I thought the proposal - to search a specific local Hampshire parish record
set - was a reasonable approach to my immediate research requirements.
The mechanism of proposing was very professional, and the person proposing
to do the work -who has a public website - appeared very professional and
appropriate for the proposed work. So far so good.
However I personally found the fee to be high - both for my bare-bones
genealogical budget and for the work that I envisaged was needed.
For precise Birth date information was known to the specific (via freeBMD).
I also knew, as a HGS member, how else one might conduct that same research.
In the end, I declined the proposal.
However with a deeper pocketbook, and more demanding time requirements, I
might have proceeded.
In summary, I believe that there is a place for firms such as this.
Researching Knapp in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey.
Betterspinner in Galicia
whilst in 0.9 feet of snow in Hamilton Canada.
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