ON THE RECORD
Jon Bauckham with the latest news from the world of family history
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