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From: Colleen <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Ancestry.com
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 19:28:56 -0700
I love ancestry.com. I know that many people think it is unfair for them to
charge for public information, but someone has to put all that information
into the databases and to do that with any amount of efficiency costs
money. I don't like paying a lot, either, but it would cost me much, much
more to go do the research in PA, since I live in Arizona.
Heritage Quest is offered at many libraries free to cardholders, and many
libraries offer home access to the database with your card number. Check
your library's website or call to see if yours offers this. I prefer
Ancestry.com's census records because they are so much easier to search.
Their indices, while not perfect, are much more comprehensive and take less
time to search. Especially for census years that are not indexed at all.
At the same time, Godfrey's and NewsBank's databases have helped me
tremendously, and I just rememberred that it's time to renew my
subscription. There are good reasons to get both if it is possible.
On 3/20/06, <> wrote:
> In a message dated 3/20/2006 3:19:36 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> Can you please share your views of Pros and Cons on ANCESTRY
> You will get many pro and con answers to this one as does everyone else
> asks the same question. I'm an old lady, my kinship is mainly from a
> many miles from where I live, and I couldn't have even one-quarter of what
> have if I didn't use ancestry.com.
> Many local libraries offer Heritage Quest which is
> quite similar. However,
> you have to sit at the library and do your research which is not to my
> liking. If you are pressed for funds, however, you may want to try it.