Friday, September 05, 2008

Status of user-created indexes at Ancestry.com

DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt here cannot wait to give you the good news!

Ancestry.com's Tim Sullivan told me in a private interview yesterday that indexes created by volunteers in the new World Archives Project will remain FREE. The announcement about FGS endorsement of the project was announced yesterday. See: DearMYRTLE's "Ancestry & FGS: World Archives project

YUP, that's right. Tim told me this during the recording we made for next week's podcast.

This is another reason to participate in the massive indexing project planned to lead researchers to ready access to scanned images that may prove family relationships.

It is logical, since the scanned images of original documents are more costly to present via the web, that the images portion of Ancestry.com will continue to be accessed for a fee.

Stay tuned to this blog for an announcement of the release of next week's DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour genealogy podcast, so you can hear the news first hand.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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