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death of Rootsweb?

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Re: death of Rootsweb?

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 8:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
There's no World Connect on

If you've uploaded a tree to World Connect (WCT), that same tree data is VIEWABLE ONLY on in AWT (Ancestry World Tree). ATW is so buried on the Ancestry site, only experienced ACOM site users know how to find it. AWT trees DO NOT generate "hints" or returns when someone is doing a global search on If you choose to have your tree on WCT, it boggles the mind why having it viewable on Ancestry is a causing angst.

If you remove your tree from rootsweb World Connect, it's goes "poof" (it disappears) from AWT as well. You cannot go reverse, ie; remove (or upload an updated GED) a rootsweb WCT from AWT on the Ancestry site.

If you can't remove your WCT (see attachments), contact rootsweb support.

Please note: Ancestry World Tree and Ancestry Member Tree are two entirely different animals. They don't interact with one another.

In regard to the SSDI, it's free on and other sites. Ancestry choose to remove it on the rootsweb site, that's their prerogative, like it or not. Complaining about losing "free" is tiresome, what does Ancestry owe you exactly? The index data has been augmented on every (free or subscription) site to comply with a (fairly) recent US Congressional mandate.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
lakebay 13 Dec 2011 12:14AM GMT 
ludlowbaylive 13 Dec 2011 3:04AM GMT 
withatwist3 14 Dec 2011 2:47PM GMT 
JeannieAdame6... 11 May 2012 4:02PM GMT 
sfleah 26 Jun 2012 1:16AM GMT 
daciodan 26 Jun 2012 2:48AM GMT 
alyssabromka 26 Jun 2012 2:04PM GMT 
JeannieAdame6... 26 Jun 2012 4:12PM GMT 
pasher44 27 Jun 2012 11:32AM GMT 
JeannieAdame6... 27 Jun 2012 1:16PM GMT 
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