07:09PM UTC - Wednesday, 21 July 2004

Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG

The half day meeting shown in the "Events" for September 18th will have a talk decribing what it is in full.

You still want to know more about it because you can't attend?

The title is an abbreviation of "Family Origin Name Survey" in which various archives in Britain and Ireland have been indexed and are made available to those who register to receive data from one of the four periods covered. You are charged a fee of 5 for each of the time slots selected; pre-1600;1600-1858; 1859-1900;1901-1958. Each record sent is charged at a further 2 but you can determine which credit limit band you think is practical.

Specific data exclusions are the Census of 1881 and 1901 plus the baptisms, marriages and burials before 1859.

If you want to join the scheme write for detail to FONS, 67 Chancery Lane, London WC2 1AF.

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