Ancestry: What I Hate About New


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Ancestry's Summer of Pain seems to have ended, but what does Autumn look like? And have they left us in the Winter of our discontent? They're answering their phones again, the screens seem more stable, but their primary new feature, Potential Parents, is a wolf in sheep's clothing for any genealogist who wants to use best evidence and best practices to do their best work. Revel in my wrath as I discuss why this is not a good development, why the re-indexing of the 1870 census was a friendly-looking mistake, and why we must be more cautious than ever when using Ancestry. If your family tree is based on fact and not myth, and if your family history is about HISTORY, then this episode is for you.

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