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From: Patricia Tidmarsh <>
Subject: [CARMAN-L] Rootsweb/Ancestry Merger
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 18:26:39 -0400 (EDT)
What Brian said!
In the middle of the week it was announced that MyFamily.com had bought
out Rootsweb and that Ancestry an and Rootsweb would merge. Brian and
Karen assured all that Rootsweb would remain the same, and access would be
continue to be free.
All the details have not been worked out and there will probably be no
further official announcements for a week or two.,
If you want to see the original press release, there is a link from the
main Rootsweb/Ancestry page at www.rootsweb.com
This is as statement from one of the Ancestry execs
and seems basically the same.
Subject: Reply to your recent question about the acquisition of Rootsweb
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 14:51:53 -0600
Thanks for your recent inquiry. Please accept my apologies that our initial
reply did not address your core questions. Let me try to clarify.
We are very excited about joining forces with RootsWeb. But we are equally
committed to ensuring your experience as a RootsWeb member remains
As you know, the RootsWeb acceptable use policy (AUP) states that we will
not sell user-generated content on the web or though other means without
explicit permission of the user. Further, all content contributed by
RootsWeb members is their content. We intent to honor that policy.
In addition, while we hope you take this opportunity to see what
Ancestry.com has to offer you, we will not require any RootsWeb member to
join Ancestry.com in order to continue enjoying the RootsWeb site.
We expect that you and all other RootsWeb members will see no change in the
experience to which you are accustomed.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
David B. McGinn
Vice President & General Manager
Customer Service & Telesales
Visit http://www.MyFamily.com, to Connect with Your Family on the World Wide
Visit http://www.Ancestry.com, the #1 Source for Genealogy Online
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