Most of you will have seen yesterday's announcement of the merger
between Rootsweb and MyFamily.com
As FreeBMD is sponsored by Rootsweb, we have a keen interest in the
outcome of this merger. All the press releases state that there will be
continued support for free genealogy projects and FreeBMD is mentioned
by name as one of those.
We have been contacted by people from MyFamily.com
who have reassured us
that they will continue to support the project and will have the same
commitment that Rootsweb have shown over the past two years.
The permission that we have to make the records available on the
Internet is explicit in making them freely available and our intentions
have not changed in any way.
As always, the data that is uploaded by any submitter is under the
control of that submitter, and so can be removed at short notice if
We do -not- expect things to change in any way except to the positive
and hope that our relationship with MyFamily.com
will be as fruitful as
our relationship with Rootsweb has been.
Our best wishes and thanks go to Brian and Karen who have done far more
for the genealogy community in the past few years than most people would
achieve in a couple of lifetimes :)
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FreeBMD - http://FreeBMD.rootsweb.com