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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] English Origins Site/Replies
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 17:27:40 +0000
>My main concern was that the site was showing a badge saying it was in
>association with the SOG and as I had not seen this site before, wanted to know
>how reputable it was an
It was officially set up by the SOG in connection with Origins, so that
part is OK.
> would I actually get something for my money!
That very much depends on what you are looking for, and if the list of
sites seems likely to contain it. It would not be useful for beginners.
only people who had done a fair amount of research, back before the 19th
century, and were now either specifically interested in a topic include
- in a particular Company whose apprentices are among those fiched (i.e
links to) or some of the earlier resource materials the SOG hold.
Mostly, the links lead to a base or book/set of documents containing
further information, which is to be paid for. What you get is the chance
to browse in the indexes to these materials, as you would if you visited
the SOG library, and used a printed index.
It is normally not PRO material (they have their own indexes to
documents, on line, free - and again, they lead you to the knowledge
that there is a document worth searching at the PRO, which otherwise you
might not know about.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society