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Genealogy Bank/World Vital Records

Genealogy Bank/World Vital Records

Posted: 5 Nov 2011 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone have a subscription to either of these? If so what are your thoughts? Do you like, love or hate it? I am thinking about subscribing to one or the other but can't find any good reviews.

Re: Genealogy Bank/World Vital Records

Posted: 6 Jan 2012 4:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I subscribe to WVR - dont use it a whole lot at the moment, but they do have a lot of records you can search for and it is updated frequently.

What the do seem to have (different from other websites like Ancestry) is a whole lot of small searchable databases that you would not find in other websites. More like going into a genealogy library where there are 10's of thousands of books that you can use for research.

Dont know if that helps, but my 2 cents worth.

Regards,

Re: Genealogy Bank/World Vital Records

Posted: 3 May 2012 6:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Whenever they offered a sample search I would give it a try and never found anything. However, I recently discovered that my local library has a subscription and I can use it from home, so I tried again and this time I found an obit for my greatgrandfather that included a sentence that broke open a whoile new line of research, so it was certainly worth the effort.

It is oddly hit and miss because one time a search will give you something and the next time the same sear ch returnms nothing. It is much fuzzier to search than genealogybank.com, so if you have to pay, go for gb.
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