I used to think highly of the Family Search system available from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For many of us early into computing it was one of the few free resources of information via computer and through its various Family History Centers throughout the world. There is still a wealth of information available on line for free. However, I am concerned about recent strategic alliances that have been established with Ancestry.com, Findmypast.com, and Footnote.com. It's almost like buying concert tickets. They are making the indexes available for free but the images will cost you when they add the "convenience fee.'
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