Comments on: Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online The official blog of Ancestry.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:59:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Denise Brookshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-228252 Denise Brooks Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:47:27 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-228252 I am very happy with this news. And I feel that everyones fears should be put to rest. This is an awesome decision and I have nothing but a positive vibe. Like anything new there will be glitches that may have to be ironed out but the shortterm and longterm look incredible…and that is understating my excitement. Thanks sooo very much to the two major players.

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By: Another Suckerhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-200057 Another Sucker Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:15:29 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-200057 I used to be a very very active Mormon, but now, with ventures like this it appears we are all to ‘pay’ for the rights to see our ‘own’ intellectual information in the interest of making yet more money for the Mormon Church.
And the first presidency wonders why, with it’s multitude of ‘for profit’ business’s people are leaving the church,dissilusioned that the church really ain’t about saving souls but saving money.
Wake up President Monson, is it really Jesus you are talking too?
unless it is that Jesus will come back in his stretch limo,pin stripe suit,gold cuff-links,Rayburn shades,Rolex watch,etc to see how his business affairs are going?
This arrangement between Family Search & Ancestry.com is making money out of sacred ordinence work,very bad.
And all us poor souls who spent thirty years collecting highly personal family information now to be sold by this sick joint enterprise.
Not to mention the NSA affiliation?..yes we know!,to keep track of the good and faithful and to ‘milk’ every dollar from their personal information and suppress those who speak out by collecting their meta data which will be used to indentify the dangerous who speak truthfully about ‘real intent’.

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By: Ancestry.com Expands Groundbreaking Collaboration With FamilySearchhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-191075 Ancestry.com Expands Groundbreaking Collaboration With FamilySearch Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:52:57 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-191075 [...] already digitized records, provided by FamilySearch, are in addition to the agreement we announced a few months ago that will help digitize, index and publish an expected one billion global historical records never [...]

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By: FamilySearch kooperiert mit Ancestry und MyHeritage | der Genealogehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-143816 FamilySearch kooperiert mit Ancestry und MyHeritage | der Genealoge Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:58:23 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-143816 [...] Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online [...]

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By: FamilySearch kooperiert mit Ancestry und MyHeritage – Genealogie | Familien Kracke & Schneiderhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-141830 FamilySearch kooperiert mit Ancestry und MyHeritage – Genealogie | Familien Kracke & Schneider Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:44:16 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-141830 [...] Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online [...]

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By: Long time userhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-131752 Long time user Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:49:44 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-131752 The junk trees are placed on Ancestry by USERS, and not all of them are placed there by newbies or the fly-by-night users. Ancestry doesn’t have the manpower to research every tree placed on the site. (Also true for Familysearch.) It would make the cost of a subscription prohibitive. It is up to each person to be responsible to research, document and source their own ancestors.

I notice you can no longer access the One World Tree which was filled with bad trees and the occasional snippet of a good tree. Now there is a new database called the “Family Data Collection-Individual Records.” Everyone should read the description of this database below. I have already found many errors on it and rate it right there with OWT, and like the OWT, there will be SOME records that are partially correct.

“A unique database containing 5 million genealogical records (20 million names) that were saved from destruction after being rejected from scientific studies. The Family Data Collection records were created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease. Compiling data for genetic research does not require the same type of documentation as traditional genealogical research. The genes themselves verify relationships and qualify or disqualify a person from a particular study. Citing the source of every genealogical fact in the electronic gene pool was deemed unnecessary and cost prohibitive by medical researchers. Millions of individual records were created from birth, marriage and death records; obituaries; probate records; books of remembrance; family histories; genealogies; family group sheets; pedigree charts; and other sources. The records collected that did not fit a specific study became the project’s “by-products” and were schedule to be discarded. After viewing the quality of the source material used to create the gene pool and despite the absence of cited documentation, the electronic rights to the data were purchased, rather than see it destroyed.
Thousands of families are known to be present in the database, containing 20 million names in 5 million records. This data covers the entire U.S. for a wide expanse of years. At a minimum, each record contains an individual’s name, date and place of birth, and the name of his or her father. A complete record will contain the following information for an individual: Name, Date and Place of Birth, Date and Place Married, Date and Place of Death, Name of Spouse, Name of Father, Name of Mother, Use this database as a finding tool, just as you would any other secondary source. When you find the name of an ancestor listed, confirm the facts in original sources, such as birth, marriage, and death records, church records, census enumerations, and probate records for the place where the even took place.”
USE IT WITH EXTREME CAUTION!

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By: Angelahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-130433 Angela Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:16:26 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-130433 Family Search is not what it used to be, it already directs you to ancestry.com to view census results. I have a bad feeling about this, just hope I’m wrong and this merger doesn’t result in even higher membership prices and more limited info otherwise.

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By: Lucyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-126202 Lucy Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:19:50 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-126202 This is great news – a joint effort to digitize records and place online for all! If it “might” cost more in the future that would be expected. You have to pay to travel to state archives, libraries or courthouses to gather original materials – time and money, so to me being able to access actual records online is wonderful. At least, as someone so aptly commented, it says historical records not “junkology” family trees. Now if only they could control the “junk” trees, many of which seem to appear from a 14 day free trial, and are then abandoned and left for dozens of others to just copy without verification or documentation, this could become a most valuable genealogy resource site, and worth the money we all pay.

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By: Anonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-125886 Anon Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:47:52 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-125886 This is a nice idea and I laud anything that helps get us more information for our research. However, I’ve used familysearch many times and nearly everything I have found has had serious errors, up to and including linking family members completely wrong. If they are joining forces I hope the info is clearly marked which site it is coming from. Otherwise this could backfire.

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By: Janhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/09/05/ancestry-com-and-familysearch-to-make-a-billion-global-records-available-online/#comment-125875 Jan Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:23:03 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=11538#comment-125875 I guess time will answer all of these questions. I am a retired Senior Citizen so hopefully won’t be priced out of the joy of discovering my heritage. I am the oldest left in my family so feel it is imperative to get this information down for my family members. I’m the last to “remember the stories”. Thank you to both Ancestry and FamilySearch these past three years for all of the proof they have provided me with printable documents.

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