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Paid Genealogy Websites
Liz Biondich
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Hi all,  I've just started diving into my search and curious what people think of some of the paid sites.  Ancestry.com seems to be the largest.  Does it benefit to pay for one of these sites?  Or, is it merely a tool to look up general census data and organize your search records?  Appreciate any feedback.

Liz

Liz Biondich
San Francisco, CA
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RE: Paid Genealogy Websites
Terry Chisholm
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Hi,  Ancestry.com is free at most local libraries...:)

You may be limited to an hour at a time depending on the demand for their computers. 

You can use their message boards to either read or post requests/inquires...

best of luck, Terry

Terry Chisholm
Canada
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RE: Paid Genealogy Websites
Julia Ann BENTLEY
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Hi,, I've used Ancestry since 2004 and they seem to be the most comprehensive, although recently they changed the way of searching and have cut out the ability to search individual years in the Births, Deaths and Marriages section, which I find very frustrating because the transcribers they use are not always accurate.   The good thing about Ancestry is that you can view as many records as you like; you are not paying per view.  A lot of other sites are only pay per view sites or are very expensive to subscribe to.

Although I'm using this site, I haven't tried paying for it to use their search facilities, so I don't know how this site would compare.  It is very good from the point of view of being able to enter a lot of information like Occupation, Will Proved, Burial, Etc.

What I do is pay Ancestry on a month by month basis because there will be times when you don't feel like researching your family tree.  In this case you can cancel your subscription until you want to resume researching again.

Julia

Julia Ann BENTLEY
England
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RE: Paid Genealogy Websites
Elaine Bostwick
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Hi,  if you need help with the search then you might want to try Genealogyfreelancers.com.  Researchers make offers on your request and the bids are private so you can decide who might be right for your particular case.  Good luck!!
Elaine Bostwick
Petoskey, MI
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RE: Paid Genealogy Websites
Carolyn Wheeler
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I think it is worth it. It just depends on what you are looking for, sometimes the info. there is just what someone else has posted and may not be true. You can try Ancestry.com for a month and see if you like it.
Carolyn Wheeler
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