Ancestry.com has now permanently pulled its “Internet Biographical Collection.” This statement was released yesterday. Additionally, Ancestry has apologized to Janice Brown for what they call
“the inadvertant [sic] use of your blog.”
I’ve previously said that Ancestry needs to take a consultative approach with the genealogical community when it wants use the efforts of this community. The statement yesterday seems to suggest that they may do so in the future.
Coincidentally [or not!] I received an e-mail from World Vital Records (“we want to be No. 2!”) announcing the formation of their “Customer Input Panel.” How and whether this works to benefit the community remains to be seen and I think I’ll participate for now to find out.
September 1, 2007 Saturday at 2:58 pm