I don’t mind spending money on genealogy. It’s an interest I choose to do and I don’t expect others or the government (which means tax payers) to subsidise my hobby. But you do need some money to do it properly. I shudder to think how much I spend with ScotlandsPeople – I don’t keep a running total as it would scare me! Plus there are lots of great books, which I’m addicted to anyway and so can rarely resist, and subscriptions to a couple of genealogy data-based sites. Plus travel costs if you get out and about.
Today I’ve just ordered some books online, so am looking forward to their arrival. I’ve run out of credits on ScotlandsPeople and need to buy more. I’ve just joined the Family History Society of Buchan. Last week I booked hotels for my trip to Aberdeenshire in a month’s time – when the cost of petrol, meals and other bits and bobs is added in it won’t be the cheapest holiday ever, but for me it’s definitely preferable to a week on a crowded beach somewhere else.
Anyway, I’ve retired now and worked hard for a lot of years to build up my nest egg. It’s time to spend it my way!