FYI: Ancestry - OneWorldTree Service $$$
- If you have submitted a family tree to Ancestry. COM, you should know
of the change about to be implemented. The Family Trees that have
been donated to Ancestry for free distribution to other researchers
are about to be sold by subscription: the OneWorldTree Preview cost
will be $49.95 for 14 months. If you'd prefer that your information
was not sold, there is a link below which will take you to a set of
instructions on opting out by deleting your tree.
After clicking on the link and arriving at the page, click on "What's
a preview?" near the top of the page. Read thoroughly and then click
on "View Our Checklist".
Among other things, you will see the following sentence: "If for any
reason you do not want your tree to be part of the new OneWorldTree
service, you must delete it from the Ancestry World Tree database by
tentatively May 21, 2004."
Here is the link: http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/trees/owt/
Please forward this to those on your Research Lists.....
- RE: FYI: Ancestry - OneWorldTree Service $$$
I have received numerous inquiries and questions regarding my previous
What Ancestry.COM is doing is providing a service that extracts
information and links it together. The service is based upon and uses the
information submitted by others, without offering any kind of compensation. I
believe this to be wrong, unless Ancestry.COM intends to offer some kind of
compensation to those that have provided the information in the first place.
That is why you see; among other things, you will see the following
sentence: "If for any reason you do not want your tree to be part of the new
OneWorldTree service, you must delete it from the Ancestry World Tree database
by tentatively May 21, 2004." Ancestry.COM must allow the opt-out for those
that submitted GED information, because they are not offering free memberships
or any other type of compensation for providing the information.
This is a tragedy for everyone. This is a classic example of someone
benefiting from the efforts and works of others; that originally were intended
to be free to all.
Family Trees submitted through Ancestry World Tree and RootsWeb World
Connect are free and will remain free, for now?. Any options chosen by
submitters with respect to GEDCOM download and source display will still work
the same way, for now?. However, in the future functionality and information
accessibility could very well change for the free services, as per their Opt-In
agreements. Supposedly, OneWorldTree will not contain these trees, it contains
only links that help find them.
Here are the links:
To Opt-Out: http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/trees/owt/
For More Info: http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/checklist.aspx
Have a great day!