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Another misleading Ancestry ad

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Another misleading Ancestry ad

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 8:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Dec 2012 8:14PM GMT
I saw another misleading Ancestry ad today. It's the same type they used last year which suggested that all anyone needs to do is type in a name and find their family. That might work if an ancestor has an unusual name but sure would not have worked for me unless I knew a lot more. Two of my great grandfathers were Jim Johnson and Jim Smith. There was also a Brown and a Jones. Typing in any of those extremely common names would not have gotten me anywhere.

Those of us who do successful research should be telling new users that genealogy research takes lots of work. It is very rewarding but is certainly not instaneous nor always successful on the first or 2nd try.
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mbmjlm 30 Dec 2012 3:12AM GMT 
nls12 30 Dec 2012 3:51AM GMT 
mbmjlm 30 Dec 2012 4:37AM GMT 
sageflat 30 Dec 2012 5:07AM GMT 
mbmjlm 30 Dec 2012 6:08AM GMT 
twotzus 31 Dec 2012 3:29AM GMT 
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