This consumer-affairs column about a family researcher socked by high fees in the course of cemetery research leaves me with mixed feelings.
On the one hand, the fees in this case did sound steep. (For a grave location lookup, the administrators wanted $70 for the first name and $45 for each additional name, according to the article. Yikes.)
On the other hand, the overall tone– the surprise that anyone charges for this information – struck me as a bit naïve.
In fairness, the reporter did note that this is not the only cemetery that charges lookup fees, which certainly has been my experience.
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