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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 and our loyal RootsWeb community.  Means myself as a subscriber to 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, at $79.95 annually, 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 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.

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