Archive for September, 2010

Ancestry buys Footnote

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Another one bites the dust

On September 23, 2010 I got some of the worst genealogy news possible.. Footnote had sold out to Ancestry.  This came so far out of left field I am left speechless.

Of course the press release had ZERO details on how our subscriptions to either were going to be handled and I fear for the worst.  I am SO tired of Ancestry eating up the genealogy world.  People think microsoft is bad?  Ancestry has them beat hands down.  They are not going to stop until they own the world.  I fully expect a press release one day citing that they own the word Genealogy.

Footnote was an awesome site, their images the best on the web bar none, their content saved people money all over the world and their subscription rate was well worth the price.  Now we are left to wonder if we currently have subscriptions to both, if they are going to be combined and what kind of rate hike are we in store for?

Now, more than ever, people NEED to start sharing their resources with others for free.  So many people that research just do not have the funds to pay subscription fee after subscription fee or to travel to get to the information.  If you have resources, you really should consider volunteering with RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness) and help spread the cause of free genealogy. You can go here to learn how you can help.

Jackson County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings, Jackson Herald, 1883-1885

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Faye Poss releases new book

Many of you North Georgia researchers know the name Faye Poss.  If you don’t, you should.  Faye has helped countless numbers of researchers over the years with the collections she publishes and for that we are eternally grateful. She takes genealogy research to a whole new level.

In the past she has released about 15 books for Clarke, Hancock, Jackson and Wilkes county and newspaper records and her newest book ‘Jackson County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings, Jackson Herald, 1883-1885‘ has been released and is for sale on her website

I would personally like to thank Faye for her years of dedication and hard work that have proved invaluable for the information some of us just don’t have the time to get in the car to drive to find.

If you haven’t taken the time to look at her  books and have research in the N.Ga area I really suggest you do so.

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