Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Collective Sigh of Relief

You will hear a collective sigh of relief among the genea-blogging community tonight as word spreads that Ancestry has announced on it's blog that it will take down the Internet Biographical Collection.

I applaud all of the genea-bloggers who weren't afraid to speak out and make their concerns known to the world. It's not always easy to take a stand and defend it. But I'm proud of each and every one of my blogging buddies who did.

I give a nod to Ancestry as well for doing the right thing in the end, if not in the beginning.

I am a bit concerned about the part of the official statement that reads... "We have decided to remove this collection and search engine from for the time being." I sure hope that Ancestry doesn't try to test the waters with this nonsense ever again. We should be vigilant in monitoring their databases just to make sure.

Hat's off to you my fellow bloggers. You've earned it.


  1. Now that this little crisis with Ancestry is over, have yourself a good belly laugh. Check out Apple's bathroom review.

  2. Jasia - I need a good laugh, but your link doesn't work... and I've also posted on this - the "database" is still there...

  3. Ooops! Let's try that link again.

    Apple's Bathroom Review

    (Thanks for letting me know Becky.)

  4. Jasia,

    Although the collection removal is only temporary, for now I too am relieved. As far as Apple's bathroom review.. that is so precious! :D


  5. I'm glad you enjoyed my post :) I hope that this is not a temporary decision by Ancestry. It's great that everyone acted so quickly to get the word out and let them know how we all felt about it!