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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DNA Test Results Are In

This is on a personal note, I sent off for the AncestryDNA Kit, which was shipped 27 Nov, arrived and returned promptly.  Today 14 Dec received notification via e-mail my results are ready, that was quick...which I have not followed the link to dna.ancestry.com to view these results.

However, with minutes of receiving that notification, I got another e-mail "from ERIN: 4th Cousin Match writing  "I would like to know if you would be willing to communicate with me in an effort to discover how we are related?  Also, Ancestry's internal messaging system is inconsistent at best so please feel free to contact me through my email"

So I am waiting until I have done my morning online routine, before devoting my undivided attention to the results.

Hoping the Genes in my Spit result in learning who my paternal Grandfather Clifford Franklin Begnal (1903-1960) really is.  Until I learn his true DNA identity, I am not related to the Begnal or Young Lineage before my Father born Newton Richard Begnal (1924-1995) / as I met him he was named Richard Newton Young for the first time when I was 20.

I began my Genealogy Research late 1992, and it was not until 1994, did I learn my Father was not born as a Young, rather Begnal.  My Uncle was born only as Begnal, which I learned he was named Clifford Anthony Begnal (1923-2012), however when I met him, he was a Young.

Both were born to the same parents Clifford Franklin & Thelma Ferne Perry (Pereira Cardozo)

I have researched for over 22 yrs to learn my Paternal Blood Line...I hope this DNA solves the unknown I have tried so hard to learn.

I started a DNA Lineage Connection Facebook page to share with those I discover through this DNA testing process and that of those I am related to who are unaware as Cousins, a surviving Son, my 4 Half Siblings which 2 have passed that I am aware of, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

My oldest Son passed Jun 2005, my Mother in 2012, Father in 1995.  And there is another set of Half Siblings 2 women, one deceased in 1977, the other I am in communication with, who are possibly related, however we have an affidavit stating my Father is not the biological Father of these 2 girls, signed by their Mother.





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ancestry site Change Woes

Ancestry.com as you may know has been undergoing site changes for several months that affect Searches, Messages, and site Function.  I personally have to log in several times daily, or every search when wanting to view a Search Result or Recommended Record.

Today I receive an E-Mail in an account of mine not connected to Ancestry from Notifications@Ancestry besides being the wrong E-Mail Account which is not in my Ancestry Profile Settings, when I clicked on the View Message button, I received Oops ! that Message Not Found.

We’re currently in the process of transferring our email and
support center to a new platform. To resolve your concerns,
please visit our new Ancestry Support site at the following link,
where you’ll find helpful articles and discussions as well as contact information for further support.

This site has been put into a read-only state and will be available again in mid-April. If you cannot find help here, please visit us on Facebook or Twitter! Alternatively, you can email our team at support@ancestry.com. We look forward to seeing you in the new community in mid-April!

Ancestry merged Rootsweb 

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://boards.ancestry.com

Annoying is the constant re-logging in once I have already logged in.  
I may view a Record Indexing found showing Suggested Records and 
when I click to view I receive the following.


We’re sorry, this page is temporarily unavailable.
Please try reloading this page or going back to the previous page.

With all these Changes going on behind the scene, I never know what is next that will interrupt my Research Time with replicating We're Sorry, Oops, Not Found and I have to Re-Log In.

As a Member of Ancestry since May 2004, much of my Paid Membership Time is Wasted.
It does not matter if I use MS I.E. 11, Firedox v 48.0.2, Chrome v 53.0.2785.116m

I encounter the same issues using FTM 2014 several times a day for over two months as of this writing.

Ancestry now has turned over Family Tree Maker Support to mackiev.com/ftm

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Family Tree Maker to End Selling & Support


Ancestry to Retire Family Tree Maker Software
More Information on Family Tree Maker Desktop Software

As of Dec 2015, Ancestry will no longer sell FTM, and support ends as of 1 Jan 2017

I am livid over this as a paid subscriber of Ancestry since May 2004, with 22+ years research experience, having spent over $2200 in membership fees, and for FTM software, thousands of hours spent on their site researching both online and from within FTM, as well as on Rootsweb in the preceding years before 2004 and after, promoting Ancestry to hundreds of my friends & other researchers in over 30 US Sates & 12 countries, having uploaded my Gedcom before 2000 to Rootsweb, they being Ancestry & Rootsweb able to use it too and I was not paid.

RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community.  Means myself as a subscriber to Ancestry.com also a supporter

Not to mention the many Corrections of Ancestry's Errors of my Ancestors Indexing and Documents and that of others I have found & made while Researching helping to make their site better.  My Loyalty has been Hurt.

Ancestry becoming a Big Conglomerate made rich by its Customers, bragging largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services.

What I feel is dropping me as well.  

I am on very limited income, elderly over 68, have a hard time affording their US Deluxe package at $200+ annually....

....I cannot afford their World Explorer package at $400+ annually, Fold3 at $79.95 annually, Newspaper.com at $79.95 annually, Archives.com unknown annual subscription as of this writing, AncestryDNA, I believe is $99, or All Access at $500+ annually...

....which in all these years I never ever received a membership discount, or for those of us over 65, a  Senior or Mature Person Discount

Ancestry.com you probably have pushed many other potential Subscribers away, as those who became fed up with your Trial Membership Offers, as those you have lost already as Subscribers.

Family Tree Maker - updates and support
http://www.mackiev.com/ftm/