18 June 2014

In case you missed the news -- Ancestry.com dropping several services



Ancestry.com has announced that it is discontinuing the following offerings as it focuses on its core business.
+ MyFamily
+ My Canvas
+ Genealogy.com
+ Mundia
+ Y-DNA testing
+ mtDNA testing

Here is most of the original announcement ...

We’re proud of the variety of products we’ve created over the years that enable people to discover, preserve and share their family history. We recognize that there are a lot of ways that we, as a company, can make family history easier, more accessible and more fun for people all over the world. And we’re continually innovating to make it a reality.

We’re always looking to focus our efforts in a way that provide the most impact, while also delivering the best service and best product experience to users. To that end, we’ve decided to retire some of our services: MyFamily, MyCanvas, Genealogy.com, Mundia and the Y-DNA and mtDNA tests.

We will note that the AncestryDNA (autosomal) test is not affected by this change and will continue to be available as we continue to invest in this new technology. Only the y-DNA and mtDNA tests will be retired.

Starting September 5, 2014, these services will no longer be available to access. Genealogy.com is the exception to the rule, and will continue in a slightly different form. If you are an active member or subscriber to one of these services, you will be contacted directly with details of how to transition the information you’ve created using these services.

We know these services have provided value to you. We think they’re pretty cool too, which is why this wasn’t an easy decision for us to make. In the end, it came down to priorities and we think our core offerings are a great place to spend our time and resources.

So here’s to revolutionizing family history, focusing on providing the best product experience we can offer and to the limitless possibilities that lie before us.

Read the following to learn more :
+ [Family Tree Magazine] "Retirement" Tips for Ancestry Y-DNA & mtDNA, MyCanvas and MyFamily.com Customers
+ [The Legal Genealogist] Why, Ancestry? Why? and Ancestry Responds [accidentally left off original post]


Editor’s Note : Due to the recent DDoS attack on Ancestry.com, you may or may not be able to access the original announcement or Ancestry.com websites at any given time.  If you cannot, try again in the future.



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