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From: Valorie Zimmerman <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Rootsweb and Ancestry
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 17:09:02 -0700
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The statement below is not detailed enough to be accurate, IMO. LDS and
Ancestry did cooperate on some databases, and all LDS centers retain the
rights to use those databases for free. However, whereas Ancestry used to let
all FHL and FHC patrons use all of Ancestry for free, now they are not
continuing that access. They were unable to come to an agreement with the LDS
about offering access, so it is gone.
The official announcement and some discussion about it are here:
On Friday 22 June 2007 15:48, L.L. Scott wrote:
> Can you quote chapter and verse on this statement.
> It makes no sense at all to me.
> I am one of the original sponors of Rootsweb.
> I submitted to Ancestral file about 1980.
> What database did LDS give to Ancestry.com?????
> >> Ancestry's original data came free from the LDS center, and
> >> the two are now in a big
> >> stink because Ancestry won't let the LDS centers continue a
> >> site licence to
> >> their data.
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