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Sunday, August 27, 2017

A Look at is one of the websites owned by Previously, the website contained a lot of user related activities including an active genealogical forum. The changes in the website for explained in the following statement:
As of September 30, 2014 all member log-in functionality and the following pages were retired and are no longer accessible: MyAccount, MyGenealogy, My Home Pages, HeritageQuest (ProQuest) content; Virtual Cemetery; Outdated and less popular help articles; and Shop. 
GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles remain available in a read-only format on, meaning the pages are preserved to allow you to view, but not edit information.
The website is essentially a snapshot in time. Originally, it was an active forum for discussion of genealogical research. However, when the website was frozen, the discussions were preserved as of the date the website was revised. For example, there is a screenshot showing the forum discussions about the Tanner surname.

If you look closely, you can see that the latest dates are in 2014. The website is still a good resource for research topics but is no longer an active participant in the genealogical community. Here is a screenshot of the overall topics on the website.

Online forums were at one time the descendants of the pre-Internet bulletin boards. Nearly all of the online genealogy forums have been superseded by social networking programs. Some of the functions of the forms on are still available on, also owned by

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