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From: "Jmarie" <>
Subject: Re: LDS is Useless
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 21:28:12 -0400

First rule of genealogy researching "BE Patient". 5 hours doesn't seem so
Stick with it, Judy

Lesley Robertson <> wrote in message
> CJBrady <> wrote in message ...
> >Really can't think why they have bothered putting their dbs
> >online.
> >
> >See
> >
> >There's hardly any data for this century available, especially for
> >the UK. I looked for a whole bunch of relatives - all of whom I
> >have passed away since they were born in the late 1800s/early
> >1900s - and their details are simply not there. In fact I have
> >just wasted about 5 hours trying to find anyone I know about - and
> >failed everytime.
> snip
> >
> >Have others had the same problem? I thought the UK Info CD was bad
> >but the LDS site is diabolical.
> I've found it very useful. Many of these sites are not putting info on
> living (or possibly living) people on line - for example, the Scottish
> Origins is operating a 100 year rule for on-line stuff. If you go to New
> Register House in E'boro, you get to see all the data - if you write to
> them, you can buy copies of more modern certificates. I don't know about
> other countries, but the IGI for Scotland was generated from the Old
> Parochial Records of the Church of Scotland - extraction of which stopped
> around 1855 when BMDs were introduced.
> It's always a good idea to find out the limitations of any system - no
> you'll find it more use when you get further back.
> Lesley Robertson

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