Lyndsey Riddall is a postgraduate student at Dublin Business School who's looking for family historians to take part in a brief survey.
Her dissertation aims to explore how the genealogy industry has become commercialised in recent years and to examine the ethical implications of charging money for access to such resources.
She says: "I am coming at this from a neutral perspective and not attempting to make an argument in regards to which approach is better, free or commerical. I have created a short survey and my objective is to simply question people who have researched their family history, or would like to do so in the future, in order to get an understanding of their thoughts on the whole debate."
The questions are not onerous to answer, and responses are collected anonymously.
The survey can be found here: Genealogy Survey .