03 July 2014

findmypast Purchases Origins.net and Mocavo -- what do you think?


Two somewhat big announcements of genealogy acquisitions were recently made.  These were reported via many news outlets and hopefully you were on vacation (and away from news) and maybe haven’t yet heard that:


Do read the articles for the full details.  For example, the Mocavo announcement mentions
“Mocavo’s promise to provide free access to family history records on an individual database level forever. Toward that commitment, Findmypast is announcing today that the full indexes to the US Census from 1790 to 1940 are available for free at Mocavo.com.”

Additionally, we reported a couple of weeks ago in In case you missed the news -- Ancestry.com dropping several services that Ancestry.com is dropping five of its services.

What do you think about these bits of news?  Do they benefit our family history and genealogical community?



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