Thursday, March 27, 2008

Consumer Alert:

Consumer Alert: Beware of genealogy rip-offs and scams - Phoenix news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | "Smith recalls one company where the representatives try to sell you a book that promises to tell your entire story.

“It has some general information but it’s a waste of money. It’s been copied over and over and over again.” Smith said, “They (the company) will have to do all the research that you need to do and nobody’s done that. You can’t mass market someone’s history.”

And that’s at the heart of what genealogy is about, doing the work yourself."

an amusing article peppered with errors, but quite good for a cub reporter who did it in half a morning

eg " (will cost money)" NOT TRUE it is still a major freebie COSTS MONEY

"The library has its own version of a program called that is much bigger and better than the traditional online program." NOT TRUE

they have

which has less interactive functionality than the home version
but it is equal to the World deluxe subscription of


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