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From: Hazel LeBlanc <>
Subject: Re: Is Ancestry.com owned by the Mormon church?
Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 21:32:16 -0500
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Not to my knowledge, but I am not of the Mormon or Latter Day Saint faith.
I do believe Ancestry.com owns Rootsweb.com and Genealogy.com.
This is for everyone's information: One Great Family (OGF) I understand
was another site that was free in the beginning, but now charges a
membership fee like Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com. When I first came upon
their site, I found the names, dates and places of myself, my husband, my
children, my grandchildren, my siblings and their families enter six (6)
times. I e-mailed them requesting the names and e-mail addresses of the
submitters. They sent me three (3). One name I recognized the other two I
didn't know. I e-mailed them, two bounced, the one I knew and one I didn't
know. The third e-mailed me back saying she didn't submit the information
that I should get in touch with OGF. I e-mailed her back telling her that
OGF was where I got her name and e-mail address. She finally said that she
didn't remember sending it to them. I was able to get in touch with my
"cousin" and he was the one who told me that OGF was once free and that he
would request the information to be removed. I have requested on a number
of occasions as late as last month, that they remove the information from
my parents on down. They continue to refuse my request.
OGF's homepage instructs you to have the permission of the individuals
on whom you submit information. I explained to their representatives that
no one had my permission to post my information on the internet, especially
on living individuals. I told the last one that I would tell everyone I
know not to use their service. She accused me of slander. I told her that
the telling of the truth is not slander. I even explained the fact that
people are out there stealing personal identifications. I still can't get
though to them. The dollar signs ($$$$$) are the only thing they see.
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