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I received the following notice on the TATE-L genealogy list and I thought it
would be worth sharing.
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> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 05:37:06 +0300
> From: Lloyd Neilsen <lloydi(a)ubtanet.com>
> To: TATE-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Message-ID: <3AB570D0.A57(a)ubtanet.com>
> Subject: [TATE-L] Re: [NHROCKIN] Genealogy for Profit. A declaration of
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> Hi everyone. this came as a message from the listowner for the
> Rockingham, New Hamspshire list that I belong to. I thought everyone
> ought to see what is going on. Mr. Marston has asked that we send this
> along to the lists we belong to so I am doing so. Please read the whole
> message to see what is going on. I think at the very least we ought to
> take it as a warning and a reminder that not all we find is correct
> information and just use it as a tool to look further.
> Lee Neilsen in Eastern Utah
> <A HREF="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">lloydi(a)ubtanet.com</A>
> Dick Marston wrote:
> I have naively included a link to GenForum for those wishing to post and
> respond to Rockingham and Marston surname queries. Furthermore, I have
> innocently posted several responses on those forums. Today, I have amended
> the link on Rockingham's Queries Index Page to read as follows:
> **If you want still another place to search and post, try the Rockingham
> county message board on [ genforum.genealogy.com/nh/rockingham/ ] WARNING!!
> Any information which you share on GenForum's message boards may be copied
> by Genealogy.com [/FamilyTreeMaker.com] and sold by them for profit either
> as data included on a monthly/annual subscription or as a CD for purchase.
> Much of this information is totally unreliable. Caveat emptor [Buyer
> beware]. In order to see what, if any, information Genealogy.com has
> acquired from your voluntary contributions, you will first need to
> subscribe to their service available to paying members only.**
> I am SO angry I could spit!! Until I started checking up on this fiasco
> about my father's pedigree, I had NO clue that Genealogy.com was doing
> this. I want to declare WAR! I can't get through to their leaders, but I
> sure would like to get through to their potential customers and unwitting
> voluntary contributors.
> Please feel free to copy and paste [or send] this warning wherever, or to
> whomever, you think might do the most good. You may post it as your own
> message or as a quote from me, whichever you prefer. Your help will be
> greatly appreciated.
**********END OF ORIGINAL MESSAGE TEXT**********
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