DeKalb County is set to launch a genealogy website by early to mid-November that will allow anyone to search and download birth, marriage and death records that date back to the county’s inception in 1837. The search is free, but a $10 fee – the same price it costs to pick up documents at the clerk’s office – will be charged to print or save a copy of an original document.
County Clerk John Acardo said the website should increase the revenue generated from the genealogical records fee by 40 percent because of the global reach. He said the county already receives requests from people around the world, and the ease and accessibility the website will deliver along with a partnership with ancestry.com should increase the demand.
You can read more in an article by Jeff Engelhardt in the Daily Chronicle at http://goo.gl/RAqtu
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