ON THE RECORD

Jon Bauck­ham with the lat­est news from the world of fam­ily his­tory

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

Many users were quickik to crit­i­ci­seiii theh de­ci­sion,d ii with an an­nounce­ment on the of­fi­cial Ances­try blog ( blogs.ances­try.com) at­tract­ing more than 7,250 com­ments in two days.

“I won’t be re­new­ing my [Ances­try] mem­ber­ship when it runs out and am ac­tively go­ing to look for other fam­ily tree soft­ware where I can keep a lo­cal copy away from the web,” said one user. “Not ev­ery­one has con­stant ac­cess to the in­ter­net, nor do they wish to keep their pre­cious data on your servers.”

Reg­u­lar Who Do You Think You Are? Mag­a­zine Fo­rum con­trib­u­tor ‘call­brian’ also got in touch via email to share some of his con­cerns.

“The re­liance upon on­line trees seems to be the norm,” he said. “The prob­lem is it [Ances­try] doesn’t

An­ces­tryA t users will ill on­lyl be able to syn­chro­nise their data with Fam­ily Tree Maker un­til the end of 2016

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