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Title: Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
Post by: Bristol20 on Monday 15 November 21 05:56 GMT (UK)
True?  My heart sank when I saw something about this happening.  Ancestry gutted the Rootsweb site so thoroughly that it's essentially useless today - and undoubtedly other websites that I hadn't used yet.  It's crushing to think about all that work posted on Rootsweb that's just gone. 
Title: Re: Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
Post by: kanskar on Monday 15 November 21 06:26 GMT (UK)
https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/newsroom/press-releases/ancestry-signs-agreement-acquire-french-genealogy-leader-geneanet

Title: Re: Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
Post by: youngtug on Monday 15 November 21 06:35 GMT (UK)
Also from Geneanet;  https://en.geneanet.org/genealogyblog/post/2021/08/geneanet-joins-ancestry-the-world-largest-genealogy-company
Title: Re: Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
Post by: Guy Etchells on Monday 15 November 21 08:26 GMT (UK)
True?  My heart sank when I saw something about this happening.  Ancestry gutted the Rootsweb site so thoroughly that it's essentially useless today - and undoubtedly other websites that I hadn't used yet.  It's crushing to think about all that work posted on Rootsweb that's just gone. 
That comment is a bit unfair on Ancestry. Rootsweb servers suffered a failure in I think 2015, there was no adequate back-up and a lot of data was lost. Ancestry managed to get many of the websites working though some were lost and some have problems such as lost thumbnail images but the main image is in place and accessible by using the blank thumbnail.
I the mailing lists I think were subject to a business decision based on the emerging forums taking their place.
Cheers
Guy
Title: Re: Geneanet purchased by Ancestry -
Post by: Romilly on Monday 15 November 21 13:12 GMT (UK)

Thanks Guy,

For the update.

Romilly.