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As a followup to my last post about the mistaken newspaper publication of one relative’s death in California, I want to address the larger problem of misinformation all too commonly found in online family trees. I’ve grown to expect errors in online family trees. Although I am careful to published only verified information on my […]

I’ve been asked, encouraged and otherwise prompted to write about the announced demise of Family Tree Maker (FTM) genealogy software by Ancestry.com. I’ve put off writing for three reasons: many people, much more knowledgeable than I, have already written very informative pieces; I don’t know that much about Family Tree Maker; and I don’t relate to all the […]

I haven’t been a subscriber to Ancestry.com for about two years. At the time, I had noticed a lot more free information on the Internet surfacing and I had depended primarily on Ancestry.com as my source for a long time. After a few weeks, I was amazed how infrequently I felt I needed Ancestry.com in […]