I never said anything about looking for free information. I am also not a newbie but I don't go around acting to others like I am a professional genealogist. Having begun my family genealogy back on the 1970's, with many breaks in between up to now, I would hardly call myself a newbie. I have always paid for all the information I have found as well.
I am a newbie to posting on Australian board sites and maybe I should just keep it that way.