If it is on freepages.rootsweb it is there for all time. Otherwise as
soon as he quits paying the bill it will only be reachable thru
But don't throw the baby out with the bath water, ancestry is much
more than people cherry picking other peoples trees.
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 4:57 AM, vera lowe <v.lowe(a)btinternet.com> wrote:
I haven't used Ancestry for my research for that reason. I have
had one bad
experience with a man who asked for info on my husband's career. He appeared
to be genuine because he had been involved in an organisation of which my
husband had been the head. My husband dictated his reply to me and I sent it
on to this man. It included photographs which were copyright, some of mine
and some public property. He assured me that he wanted it for a book he
proposed to write and he had written at least one other on the same subject.
He promised to let me read a draft before using the material. However, he
later sent me a message to tell me that he had put it on his website and
didn't I think it looked very good?
It did look good but Google picked it up and now it is there for the public
eye. Not only that, he then put together what he thought was a sort of
biography of me using the snippets that automatically came with my husband
info. He got a number of "facts" wrong, and made at least one inexcusable
error which he could have verified from the original piece. My husband is
now dead and didn't know about this. It would have made him very angry.
I asked him more than once at least to remove the latter piece about me but
he refused unless I paid him 300 Canadian dollars. He lives still, I
believe, although must be over 80. I wonder what happens to his website when
he dies? Does anybody know? Should I have to wait as long as that?
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