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From: "Sue Barnard" <>
Subject: Re: SOG Award
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:09:30 +0100
Can I echo all the congratulatory comments, and add a short one of my own?
I too have made quite extensive use of the FreeBMD search facilities over
the years, and have recently joined the band of transcribers as I feel that
in some small way I can give something back.
This award is richly deserved. Many congratulations, and thank you too
Camilla for your kind words of encouragement. It is certainly nice to be
----- Original Message -----
From: "Debbie Smith" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: SOG Award
> Camilla and other Trustees,
> The best thing you have done for the world is to make information about
> families available FOR FREE. Everybody else who deals in family records
> sticks their hands out for money, making sharing of family information a
> commercial trade. You folk, on the other hand, are into sharing
> regardless of ability to pay. As a low income person, I appreciate your
> principled policy of information availability to ALL, regardless of
> to grease palms. This is your greatest achievement, and your highest
> qualification for the award you have achieved in my opinion.
> Thank you so much for being 'above' commercial trade in information.
> Deb (Australia)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Camilla von Massenbach" <>
> To: <>; <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 10:36 PM
> Subject: SOG Award
>> We thought you'd like to see this!
>> On Tuesday evening, Graham Hart, Trustee of FreeBMD, attended the
>> Society of Genealogists AGM in London and accepted a plaque reading
>> Society of Genealogists
>> Prince Michael of Kent Award 2007
>> Awarded to the trustees of FreeBMD
>> In acknowledgement of the outstanding contribution to Genealogists
>> across the globe by offering free access to the Births, Marriages and
>> Deaths Indexes online. "
>> This is only the fourth time this has been awarded. Previous
>> recipients were The Family Record Centre, Michael Armstrong of AGM
>> Publishing and the Genealogical Society of Utah.
>> The Trustees were thrilled to accept this award which recognises the
>> huge efforts made by all the FreeBMD volunteers, without whom there
>> would be no FreeBMD.
>> Camilla von Massenbach
>> Ben Laurie
>> Dave Mayall
>> Graham Hart
>> 28th June 2007
>> Camilla Gemmingen von Massenbach
>> Co-Founder http://www.FreeBMD.org.uk
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