Comments on: More questions and answers about the Online Family Tree Transition http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition The official blog of Ancestry Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:07:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: terri mcmurphyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-31653 terri mcmurphy Sun, 01 Feb 2009 13:53:25 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-31653 how do i set up a website? did i miss something (probably) when i signed up? help me out here, i’m new at this. thanks

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By: costa piperakishttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-27033 costa piperakis Sat, 06 Dec 2008 00:32:10 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-27033 i am tryingto find family from crete greece

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By: Barbarahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-20668 Barbara Thu, 18 Sep 2008 01:40:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-20668 How do I correct errors on your site. ie my Dad is still alive but someone put his death in 1973. Please help.

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By: Mitch Van Wykhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-18838 Mitch Van Wyk Wed, 03 Sep 2008 03:44:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-18838 I am embarking on finding my roots. I am not sure whether I should sign up for Ancestry.com or Family Tree Maker. I am not really sure they are different.

I would really prefer to take an online course before starting this adventure.

Please advise the best way to get started. I appreciate your comments. Thanks.

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By: Joanne Sholeshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-18369 Joanne Sholes Sat, 30 Aug 2008 21:22:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-18369 I have just recently posted my tree on the Public member tree site. It is also posted on the old roots site. I miss research notes not being viewable except to those invited. I have taken great pains in my research notes to credit other contributors and people who have generously helped me expand my knowledge. I do not mind my notes being availble and easily viewed. In fact, I would prefer it so people can see where my info came from and specific details included. I would appreciate at least the option to make my research notes viewable to anyone viewing my tree. There have been times I contacted a person only to find I was viewing my own work without any credit or notes. It would be nice to have the option to make research notes readily viewable.

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By: Gary S. Collinshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-15824 Gary S. Collins Mon, 28 Jul 2008 03:43:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-15824 Kenny,

Please remove message #147. The name is bogus and the link-back is to what looks like a porn site (http:/dana.adultpornostories.com/…)

Thanks in advance.

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By: Richard Dunphyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-15219 Richard Dunphy Thu, 17 Jul 2008 21:57:06 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-15219 Where do we post suggestions like a ‘utility to merge duplicate entries in our lists of tree members caused by importing people, stories, parents, or children from other members’ trees?’ I work primarily in Ancestry.com because trying to transpose to FamTree Maker is too tedious. How about a utility to capture our info fron Ancestry, who also seems capable of losing people, stories and relationships easily.

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By: how to remove transmition from 2002 ford explorerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-14898 how to remove transmition from 2002 ford explorer Sat, 12 Jul 2008 23:27:54 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-14898 [...] Ancestry asking them to remove all … I started my own genealogical study in 2002 using Online …http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tre…Ford Explorer Transmission Fluid LevelFord explorer Transmission Fluid Level. Q. Vincent, I have a [...]

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By: Gary S. Collinshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-13590 Gary S. Collins Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:54:15 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-13590 (This is a close copy of a post to the main blog website)

Dear All,

There have been two kinds of comments posted at this blog site, which, to remind readers, was set up to “address questions” connected with termination of the Online Family Tree (OFT) system and in support of a newer Ancestry Member Tree (AMT) system (see introductory comments at the top of this blob). The two kinds of comments have been as follows.

I. Major complaints about the proposed termination of the freely available OFT system, considered by many users over 5-10 years as having had tremendous value in researching their ancestries.

II. Major complaints about the new AMT system. AMT has the advantage of allowing those who “own” ancestry files to attach all kinds of media to a GEDCOM file, but to its detriment, it is private (requiring a paid subscription for viewing), and (still after half a year) does not make researcher’s notes available to viewers. Other complaints include allowing unknown parties to “glom” junk onto an ancestry file without permission or notice to the owner of the file.

Concerning I: Ancestry.com originally proposed terminating OFT by March 2008. Wisely, it has not done so, and I hope that is because of its recognition of the substance of the major pleas for its continuation raised by a core of serious genealogists. The date for eventual termination of OFT was modified to be more ambiguous in about February 2008. My take from web language is that it might still be terminated within a few months. While an improvement over summary termination about March 1, this situation is still highly disconcerting to those genealogists who value and use OFT.

To unmuddy the waters, I ask Ancestry.com now to commit to continue support for OFT for some definite period of time. This will allow those who use it to plan. My personal recommendation, of course, is to see it continued indefinitely into the future. OFT is effective, it works for those who use it, and it will not detract from those kinds of genealogists who prefer to use AMT with all its potential to attach multimedia in the simplest way possible. If it is unacceptable to the corporate structure of Ancestry.com to maintain OFT for “the time being”, then at least set some definite date.

There has never been a serious presentation of financial reasons for which Ancestry.com wishes to terminate OFT. Only the expressed view that it is somehow “tired” or “old” in the digital age, or that systems will “break down” from age. This is ridiculous! Digital systems do not “age”. I cannot see that it is a major expense to sustain OFT in its present form. I would be happy to see a more serious presentation of financial reasons to eliminate OFT. I, for one, am left only with the impression that Ancestry.com thinks that elimination of OFT will increase use of AMT. Possibly, AMT is viewed as the future “cash cow” of Ancestry.com by its management. I submit that such a view is seriously mistaken!

Concerning II: With regret, I cannot recommend much about the AMT system, even if worked as planned.

Sincerely,

Gary Collins

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By: Gary S. Collinshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-11673 Gary S. Collins Fri, 30 May 2008 06:03:09 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/26/more-questions-and-answers-about-the-online-family-tree-transition/#comment-11673 In reference to message #144 by Stuart Gourd:

Dear Stuart,

Many issues have been raised in this blog as well as in the main blog at http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2007/12/19/Online-Family-Tree-Announcement . Some issues have to do with major deficiencies of the Ancestry-Member-Tree (AMT) system (e.g., only paying subscribers can see your tree, inability to see notes, inability to display charts of descendants). Others have to do with the fact that the much more highly effective Online-Family-Tree (OFT) system is still slated to be gutted. In my opinion, OFT is vastly superior to AMT for serious web-based genealogical research. Perhaps one can contrast the two systems by describing OFT as “open sourced” and AMT is private.

Let’s give credit where credit is due: AMT is much more convenient for composing a multi-media family scrapbook. However, it is still inaccessible to the general public. Thus, even setting aside complaints that it takes forever for new entries to become searchable, thereare bound to be many, many lost potential contacts with distant family members.

Thus, the “ranting”, as you describe it, goes far beyond simple requests for ancestry.com to improve functionality of its AMT resource. For me, at least, it will never measure up to the OFT resource. If and when OFT’s “plug” gets pulled, I will have to find some other means to update my ancestry file and then make it publicly available on rootsweb.com.

Sincerely,

Gary Collins

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