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Subject: Re: [APG] Genealogy merger
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 10:21:24 EDT
Many people could get the same impression that Alex did, but I think it's
important to review the missions of every site BEFORE there are any
"assumptions" made. Kind of like evaluating the sources... ;)
On LDS Today, their mission is stated as:
"[there were] no LDS portal sites that offered links to tools other than
just gospel-related ones. Our hope is that we are now filling that gap to
members of the church throughout the world."
As to the "Pearls" site, their mission is also the same:
"We're neither owned by, nor operated by, nor even acknowledged by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But we operate as though we were
all of those things. Our mission has several parts. We provide a safe place
on the Internet for Latter-day Saints, by providing as many Internet-related
services as possible (and always working to add more!) in a way that upholds
the standards of the Church. We reach out to the world, by being an example
of what it means to be LDS. We reach out to the family by providing wholesome
resources and archives for everyone. "
Sounds like they were just considered to be "safe" internet links in a time
where that's what these individuals were looking for. But, then again,
that's just my impression... ;)
In a message dated 6/26/00 8:54:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< To clarify relationship between LDS and Ancestry.com --
At http://www.ldscn.com/pearls/, "Pearls: The Best LDS Web Sites,"
Ancestry.com is listed as a commercial LDS Web Site.
See also http://www.ldstoday.com/,
"LDS Today: Building Zion through the web (tm)."
There, under LDS Resources (Family History) click on Ancestry.com.
You'll get http://www.ldstoday.com/lds-resources/ancestrylink.htm.
There is Ancestry, with "LDS Today" at the top of the page. >>