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silver1945

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Update on archives and libraries
« on: Jan 08, 2013, 12:27:03 PM »
I had a word with the girl at the local archives this morning and she explained to me that most libararies and archives have Ancestry but not all of them have Find my Past, she wasn't sure about the charging - all we could say between us that it is free in Powys.
So, I hope I haven't misled any of you, it wasn't intentional.  Let me know if you do find that either of them offer a free service.  I wonder if it is all to do with council funding.
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Dottie1943

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Re: Update on archives and libraries
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2013, 04:13:58 PM »
I will have a word with Boston Library tomorrow Silver because it would be helpful to find out if they do this as well, they certainly have the computers so there is a chance they may. Fingers crossed and I will report back ;D
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silver1945

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Re: Update on archives and libraries
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2013, 05:03:58 PM »
Thanks, Dottie.
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GrannyMac

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Re: Update on archives and libraries
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2013, 05:49:29 PM »
The Ancestry site is currently free to library members in Sheffield. 

silver1945

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Re: Update on archives and libraries
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2013, 05:50:38 PM »
Thanks Granny M, it will be interesting to see how this varies throughout the UK.
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Dottie1943

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Re: Update on archives and libraries
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2013, 03:38:54 PM »
Ancestors is also free in any Boston Library but Find my past you have to pay for. Thats good news as they have 17 Computers in Boston alone and in the smaller libraries scattered around up to 4  in each of these. Happy Lady here ;D
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silver1945

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Re: Update on archives and libraries
« Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2013, 03:43:58 PM »
oooh, that's good, no wonder you are happy, those fingers will be flying over the keys in the library now  :)
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