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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Top Ten Genealogy Websites of 2050

10. Cyndi's Granddaughter's List

9. The Ancestry of President Mary-Kate Olsen

8. Find a Grave on K-PAX

7. The National Archives of Amerimexicanada

6. Iraq War Service Records, 2003-2038

5. The Bill Clinton Memorial DNA Registry

4. Baptismal Records of the Church of the FSM

3. MutantCloneGenealogy.com

2. Daughters of the American Sexual Revolution

1. Ancestry.gov

Anonymous

I so agree with his #1, Ancestry.gov! They've bought out nearly everything and charge for it when, before it had been "free" information. Maybe people wouldn't mind, IF they could subscribe to Ancestry for 1 month and then not have their credit card automatically charged with 'membership' fees! Looks like greed is alive and well in the genealogical field as well as other big businesses.

Anonymous

Ancestry doesn't *own* any public information. If you don't want to pay a subscription to Ancestry, just make the trip to your regional National Archives facility, major library, or Family History Center, and use the FREE microfilm version. Ancestry only costs about $15/month and with gas prics like they are, you can easily spend more than that just traveling to an archive, plus copy costs and film rentals (at FHC). And how else but a subscription service (HQ, Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com, etc.) are you going to look at census images in your pajamas late at night? All the information on Ancestry is available somewhere else for "free" but you'll have to find a way to get there.

Anonymous

#6, #5, and #2 are my favorites!

Bemidji

I interpret Ancestry.gov not as the commercial product, but as the U.S. government's invasion of privacy and collection of data under the Patriot Act

Anonymous

Thanks so much for introducing me to the Church of the FSM. I was just following links for Eastman's newletter and now I have a new religion.

Chris

"Thanks so much for introducing me to the Church of the FSM. I was just following links for Eastman's newletter and now I have a new religion."

I wonder if they offer a referral bonus. . .

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