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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: Re: [DNA] Ancestry new policy
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 12:46:37 -0500
Steven et al..
I posted my 10 of my family lineages to Roots Web Worldconnect, which is in
subsidized by Ancestry who also is part of the family that owns FTM...
Does anyone know if Roots Web worldconnect will still function as free, open
database to upload-download family lineages or will it go the way of the
From: Steven C. Perkins [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 10:30 AM
Subject: OT: Re: [DNA] Ancestry new policy
The problem for a lot of people is that information they made available for
free is going to be used to make money by Ancestry. It doesn't matter that
the materials remain free in AWT. The bad rep Family Tree Maker has is
based on their using your data in the CDs they sell without giving anything
back to the contributors. You would think Ancestry would have learned from
This also sounds like they are commercializing some of the technology they
already provide in their free genealogy software. When you use it, it
compares your lines to all the lines in AWT and indicates where there are
conflicts in the data. I wonder how long that software and service will
Like many others I was a Sponsor of Rootsweb and I was disappointed when
they were absorbed by Ancestry. This is just more commercialization of
genealogical services. I expect it may be motivated by the current
copyright treaty which gives a copyright to the first person to publish a
set of facts including materials produced by the government.
Steven C. Perkins
At 09:55 AM 5/3/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Unfortunately, Larry. A lot of researchers in the genealogy community will
>not view it this way.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Larry Tesler" <>
>Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 10:16 PM
>Subject: Re: [DNA] Ancestry new policy
> > The way I read it in
> > http://www.ancestry.com/trees/awt/getting_started.htm, Ancestry.com
> > does not plan to start charging for access to data that you could
> > access before for free, namely, trees uploaded by people like us to a
> > data base called Ancestry World Tree.
> > The new One World Tree, a different product, uses proprietary
> > Ancestry.com software to find common people and branches in different
> > people's trees and stitch them together to form larger trees. The
> > result is a data base that contains connections that the submitters
> > of the individual trees had not included, and probably did not even
> > know about.
> > I think it makes sense for Ancestry.com to charge for access to One
> > World Tree. If their software works well, and if many trees are
> > successfully linked, then they will have added significant value to
> > the information that people provided them for free.
> > If you want to continue to do the "stitching" yourself by conducting
> > multiple searches, you can still do that with Ancestry World Tree.
> > And given the high price of One World Tree, $40-$50/year, those few
> > extra searches may be worth it for many people.
> > Larry Tesler
> > At 6:09 PM -0700 5/2/04, Ola N wrote:
> > >Those of you who have uploaded family trees to
> > >Ancestry should note that they plan to charge for
> > >access to the data starting May 21.
> > >
> > >They state that if you do not want your data to be
> > >sold you should remove it before May 21.
> > >
> > >I stumbled across this while trying to search some
> > >trees today They call this "One World Tree"
> > >
> > >Info may bee seen at these links:
> > >
> > >http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/trees/owt/
> > >http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/about.aspx
> > ==============================
> > Gain access to over two billion names including the new Immigration
> > Collection with an Ancestry.com free trial. Click to learn more.
> > http://www.ancestry.com/rd/redir.asp?targetid=4930&sourceid=1237
>Gain access to over two billion names including the new Immigration
>Collection with an Ancestry.com free trial. Click to learn more.
Gain access to over two billion names including the new Immigration
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