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Who can download GEDCOMs from Ancestry.com member Trees?

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Re: Who can download GEDCOMs from Ancestry.com member Trees?

Posted: 3 Jul 2012 10:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, but I have a much more cynical view of why this policy actually exists.

Making public trees available, but NOT downloadable doesn't protect any information. It simply SLOWS DOWN the process of obtaining it. And who would want to slow down the process of obtaining that information?

Perhaps the people who are selling access to it at a rather steep monthly rate?

I understand that when I use someone's tree information, it needs to be researched and verified. But it's drastically more helpful than starting from scratch. I had been hoping, when I signed up, that I'd be able to snip parts of trees and patch them into some of my empty spots to give me a framework for further research. What should have taken hours with the proper mechanics instead takes weeks, and those are weeks when I COULD have been doing the research and verification.



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BryanMehn 7 Dec 2010 4:46PM GMT 
jdyrly 7 Dec 2010 10:40PM GMT 
BryanMehn 7 Dec 2010 11:27PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 7 Dec 2010 11:50PM GMT 
linaik 6 Sep 2010 7:20PM GMT 
WilliamWilson... 10 Jan 2012 12:51PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 10 Jan 2012 1:13PM GMT 
frankolinger9... 10 Jan 2012 3:05PM GMT 
keithhcampbel... 3 Jul 2012 4:32PM GMT 
Russ Worthing... 3 Jul 2012 5:46PM GMT 
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