Ancestry.com to Discontinue Expert Connect
Ancestry.com will discontinue its Expert Connect service, launched in June 2009 to link those seeking genealogy research services with service providers, as of March 18 of this year, according to an announcement today.
New project postings, bidding and awards will be discontinued Feb. 3, according to a message sent to service providers.
"Though this service has been a positive experience, Ancestry.com has decided to focus on other business priorities," stated the announcement.
It continued, "Both experts and members currently involved in Expert Connect have been notified of this update. We encourage members to finish out existing projects with experts they have located through the Expert Connect service and if needed, continue relationships for future projects they may have."
Source: Genealogy Insider
Comments: There is another option for people needing to locate a professional researcher for their projects or for genealogists looking to find work. The concept is very much like Ancestry's Expert Connect but was actually in place BEFORE Expert Connect.
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When Schwiebert found out she was actually 20 percent Eastern European, the incongruity led her to discover that her father was not really her father. A relative match on Ancestry eventually connected Schwiebert to her biological dad. When Schwiebert confronted her mother and siblings about the truth, they disowned her. Source 4m.
I guess if you don't want to unsettle things just don't take the test. The article also said that Ancestry.com might actually be compiling data on everyone they test which could lead to other situations people might want to avoid like discrimination.