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From: "Scott Burow" <>
Subject: [BOARD] ANNOUNCEMENT - Ancestry.com Issue
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 12:27:52 -0500


Dear Project members:

It has been reported as follows:

"Ancestry has a new "Internet Biographical Collection" in its Deluxe
Collection that includes USGenWeb sites, as well as just about everything
else as far as I can see at first glance. When you click on the original
pages, you sometimes get the USGenWeb copyright notice . . ."

Source Information:
"Ancestry.com. Internet Biographical Collection
[database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.
Original data:
Biographical info taken from various English web sites. See specific
website address provided with each entry.

About Internet Biographical Collection This database contains a sampling of
biographical sketches found on English language web pages throughout the
entire World Wide Web. Web pages can vary greatly in the amount of
information they contain about a given person, and in the number of related
and unrelated people mentioned on the same page.
The information source and the central topic of each page will also vary
greatly.

For more information about this database, click here. [link provided in
original]

This database contains a sampling of biographical sketches found on English
language web pages throughout the entire World Wide Web. Web pages can vary
greatly in the amount of information they contain about a given person, and
in the number of related and unrelated people mentioned on the same page.
The information source and the central topic of each page will also vary
greatly. Given facts should be verified using other sources. One unique and
valuable feature of this web-based collection is the number of hyperlinks
leading from each page in the collection to other web pages of possible
interest on related topics."

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Please be assured that the USGenWeb AB is investigating the situation and is
attempting to contact Rootsweb to gain further facts about the situation.
Meaningful progress will be reported to the USGenWeb membership.

Meanwhile, please try to refrain from starting or contributing to the spread
of rumors, etc. and watch for additional status information as it is
available.




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