January 24, 2011

Expert Connect - Going Going Gone

If you have often considered using Ancestry's Expert Connect, you can forget about it.  An email was sent out today from Ancestry declaring that Expert Connect is being closed down. Here's the email that was received by many bloggers including me.

Over a year ago Ancestry.com created Expert Connect as a way to expand its service offerings and provide additional assistance for members through an elite group of professional genealogists and researchers. Through this service, customers were given the opportunity to hire genealogists to retrieve records, perform research or simply acquire expert advice.

Though this service has been a positive experience, Ancestry.com has decided to focus on other business priorities, so as of March 18, 2011, Expert Connect will no longer be a service that Ancestry.com will offer to its members.

Both experts and members currently involved in Expert Connect have been notified of this update. We encourage members to finish out existing projects with experts they have located through the Expert Connect service and if needed, continue relationships for future projects they may have.

2 comments:

Tammy said...

As one of the "Experts" this is very dissappointing. There was finally a site, with a very large reputable company that could join experts and those in need, together. Ancestry had the potential to bring in even more subscribers because of this feature. Now I'll have to find a way to share my services in another venue.
Tammy Owen owentk@gmail.com

Barry said...

Without so much as an utterance of a sound to their Expert researchers. The Genarations Network pulled the plug on their Expert Connect Project.Seems as if The Genearations Network has something they might want to share. The ending coincides with the new season of "Who Do You Think You Are"? The Generations Network bought Pro Genealogists, maybe they may be making a push for themselves. Seems to me "Who Do They Think They Are"?
Thank you Ancestry.com
D.Barry Sheldon..Above The Branches Genealogy...
abovethebranches@att.net