Ancestry.com announced a 5 year partnership to digitize over 1 billion records and publish them online.
As is often the case the nay-sayers, those who think anything Ancestry.com touches is evil, came out of the woodwork with doom and gloom accusations and prophecies.
The two most common complaints/accusations/questions I saw on social media sites were:
1. Why should I do any volunteer transcribing for FamilySearch if they are just going to let Ancestry.com put them online and charge for them???
2. So now FamilySearch is going to start charging us to see their records???
Well thanks to FamilySearch posting on their blog we have the answers to these concerns. A quick read will show you the concerns are unwarranted.
Yes folks this is a GOOD THING. We will have access to many more records than we had previously. And the new records will be FREE to view. Always.
I call that win-win.
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