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From: Craig Pickup <>
Subject: Re: Burial ground challenge
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2001 18:00:03 +0100
>I challenge each and every Family History Society in the country to
>produce a similar type of free site for an burial ground in your area of
>interest within the next six months.
>I often hear how important FHS are to the family historian but see
>various degrees of proof of this, can you meet the challenge and make me
>eat my words? :-))
I get the impression that you do not view FHS very favourably. :-) I
remember your comments from a month or so back on the National Burial Index
about the possibility that societies had hijacked the work of transcribers
for their own benefit as opposed to that of the NBI. There are many that
feel that the FHS need change and adapt to a new era in research as more
resources transfer to the Internet and its growing resources.
Unfortunately I doubt whether your challenge to FHS will have much effect.
In fact IMO the point is likely to pass completely over the heads of some.
I was wondering what your view of the future is if FHS do not respond to
the changing times. Do you see them being replaced by a different type of
body? Do you see them being totally redundant or just confining activities
to local meetings etc? I would be interested in finding out your views on
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