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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Findmypast adds new CEO



It appears that both Ancestry.com and Findmypast.com have appointed new CEOs at about the same time. The new CEO of Findmypast.com is Tamsin Todd. She replaces Jay Verkler who was acting as interim CEO. Jay will now be taking over as Chairman of the Board at Findmypast.com. Tamsin Todd's LinkedIn.com posting indicates that she has been acting as CEO for about a month.

6 comments:

  1. You mean Ancestry.com loses a CEO while FindMyPast.com gains anew one? Right? I just read yesterday of the resignation of the CEO of Ancestry.com. Did I miss something here? Has Ancestry.com got a new CEO too? Already?

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    1. Ancestry's new interim CEO is Howard Hochhauser.

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  2. What is the point of using someone else's hints to build a family tree? Especially an orphan. What legitimate Genealogist would not laugh at a Family Tree on Ancestry? It's no wonder there has been a significant decline in new subscribers. People are tired of paying for something that's worthless. There are no Cinderella story's in Ancestry. No rags to riches stories either. I heard of a hint on Ancestry for Cleopatra. It showed her born in 1970. Why doesn't Ancestry clean up their database to remove this kind of stuff? Just remember the disclaimer Ancestry uses frequently: To be used for entertainment purposes only. Not a legitimate source of genealogical information. That about sums it up. And to think, some people spend hundreds of dollars to use it, thinking maybe they'll be royal or something. Walk away people.

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    1. Your comment shows that you have little or no experience with Ancestry.com. I did a search on Ancestry.com and got over 202 million responses to the name "Cleopatra." You obviously do not know what you are talking about.

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  3. A friend of mine who was raised in an orphanage, decided to use Ancestry to build her family tree. As you might imagine, it was extremely difficult just finding out who her biological parents were. She reached out to a few universities asking a few Professors of Genealogy if they would consider using her tree as a class project. They agreed. After two years of work and thousands of man hours of research, the class finished her tree. The class used her Ancestry account to build the tree. They took her tree back to Saint Joseph of Arimathea (uncle of Virgin Mary). They also confirmed her lineage to 100's of Kings and Queen's of Europe. Quite amazing for a little orphan girl from South Texas. But once the tree was done, what was my friend supposed to do with it? Did anyone really care? No. That's the problem with Ancestry. Take your illustrious tree to a legitimate Royal Historical Society, and watch what they do. They will laugh at you. That's what they did to my friend. They told her she had been watching too much Ancestry on TV. She made history, but history didn't care. My friend has now taken her tree off Ancestry, and placed it on a more reputable organization. As a warning to anyone who thinks spending time and money to put their tree together is worthwhile; you might want to reconsider. Your money is just making the rich, richer. The LDS Church is rich enough already.

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    1. I am interested in your last comment about the LDS Church. What money are you talking about? The FamilySearch.org website is free and will always be free. Your comments in general are ill-informed and show you have little experience with either Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org.

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