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From: "Joy Rich" <>
Subject: Re: Ancestry Marketing
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 00:01:36 -0400
References: <001401c550ec$ee980010$6403a8c0@Kay>


The ad has been airing in New York City for the past few months on
"Bloomberg Radio" (the business news station founded by New York City mayor
Michael Bloomberg) and on WABC radio. It's also on TV on either A&E or The
History Channel - A&E, I believe.

Joy Rich


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kay Ingalls" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 5:04 PM
Subject: Ancestry Marketing


> I have been meaning to post regarding the Ancestry.com marketing in the
> San Francisco Bay Area and the thread on scams and ethical marketing
> seems a good segue.
>
> For several months the only SF classical music station has been airing
> an Ancestry ad. I can't quote it word-for-word (mostly because each time
> I hear it, the pounding of my rising blood pressure obscures my brain's
> ability to process it), but the most offending section goes something
> like this:
>
> "In just one phone call we'll find your family. Sometimes back 10
> generations! In 5 minutes you can learn about your grandparents'
> wedding, your immigrant ancestor's ship. In fact we're so sure, we'll
> send you our award winning software free. Call now."
>
> Has anyone else heard this ad or ones similar in their areas?
>
> Kay
>
> Kay Germain Ingalls, CG
>
>
> CG, Certified Genealogist, is a registered service mark of the Board for
> Certification of Genealogists, used under license after periodic
> examinations.
>
> ______________________________



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