Re: Ancestry Appoints Former Amazon and Facebook Executives #announcements #records


It isn't good news at all.

Even after reading the press release I don't understand new things can be done for genealogy research.   Yes we need access to more records from places that have been hard to access, but Ancestry is already working on that.  DNA?  What are we going to learn that we don't already have access too?  We don't have samples of our ancestors DNA unless you are going to dig up a grave; but then you already know that ancestor. The genomic research institutions are doing their own work on populations not individuals.

Yes, some sort of monetization of the data and invasion of privacy does seem in the cards. 

Jessica Schein

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