Thursday, January 22, 2009

Common Genealogy Costs

Family Tree Magazine
March 2009
Branching Out: What's New in Discovering, Preserving, and Celebrating Your Family History
Special Report
Making Ends Meet
Has the Wilting Economy Put Genealogy Beyond Your Financial Reach?
by Diane Haddad. p.7

In the March 2009 issue of Family Tree Magazine (available for check-out at Lake County Public Library), there is an interesting chart of genealogy costs:

  • Civil War Pension File from the National Archives....$75
  • Social Security Application....$27
  • State Vital Records....Average $13
  • Family History Library Microfilm Rental....$5.50 per roll
  • US Subscription....$155.40 per year
  • World Subscription....$299.40 per year
  • Footnote Subscription...$69.95 per year
  • World Vital Records US Subscription....$39.95 per year
  • Genealogy Software....$20 to $100

Some ways to save your genealogy research money:

To view a Civil War Record visit the Great Lakes Regional National Archives located at 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629-5898

The Lake County Public Library has a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition which can be used at any of our branches for free.

For Vital Records from Indiana contact the State Department of Health, Vital Records Division, 317-233-2700.