24 August 2009

High costs for Scots tracing ancestors online

According to an article in the Glasgow Herald "The cost of using online genealogy websites has come under scrutiny after it emerged that a website is charging Scots more than three times as much as English users to trace their family history."

As stated later in the article "
Charges to search or obtain census records are set by the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), and are defined by government statute." In this case it's not the private sector company that's milking this cash cow for all it's worth but the Scottish government.

However, as GROS will undoubtedly point out, compared to
£8 for a hard-copy English or Welsh certificate, the only option, the GROS online option is a bargain.

Thanks to Marian Press for bringing this item to my attention.

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