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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: Society Of Genealogists (London)
Date: Sat, 05 Sep 2009 02:33:18 +0300
> On Fri, 4 Sep 2009 15:09:52 EDT, wrote in
>> How is it a "charity" ?
> The Society is a registered charity (No. 233701) and a company limited
> by guarantee (No.115703)
>> Not all associations are charities.
> It is a company, not an association. The name can be misleading i.e.
> it is not like a typical genealogical society and their homepage
> doesn't compare to major US societies for instances. Priority is
> given to things for sale.
No, it is not. Priority is given to usage of the library.
> My former ISP called "members" its clients, so members doesn't mean
> there is a true association, and "society of" neither.
Members of the Society are not clients, except in the context of using
We are members and it is a society of genealogists who wish to use the
considerable library in order to rigorously study genealogy.