MyHeritage allows you to refuse permission for anyone to view or even find your tree unless you have made them a member of your site. You can also deny members the ability to make changes - they must send you the information or post it in the Family News section whence it is automatically emailed to you.
They need Legacy's programming talent! CE ________________________________ From: LegacyUserGroup <legacyusergroup-boun...@legacyusers.com> on behalf of Bob Austen <rgaus...@telus.net> Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:34 AM To: 'Legacy User Group' Subject: Re: [LegacyUG] Legacy Merger Hi Dennis, Very well said – you’ve pretty well covered my concerns over this acquisition. I don’t hear many voices saying this is a good thing! I quit using FTM as it could no longer handle the size of my file (no longer a problem). They also changed their format. I much like the way Legacy approaches the input of data. The bad reviews on MyHeritage seem to vastly outnumber the (genuine) good reviews. I, too, may be looking for another program. Bob From: LegacyUserGroup [mailto:legacyusergroup-boun...@legacyusers.com] On Behalf Of Dennis Murphy Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 8:55 AM To: Legacy User Group Subject: Re: [LegacyUG] Legacy Merger I also have used Legacy for years after trying every genealogy program in the market, as well as some that no longer exist. In my opinion the corporate concept that "bigger id better" was born from either sheer greed or total ignorance. My first voyage into the online data posting was with Rootsweb, because it vowed to always "remain free." Then along comes Ancestry and they gobble up Rootsweb, adding their databases to Ancestry World Tree. I know this to be a fact as beginner errors in my original Rootsweb Gedcom have transferred over to the Ancestry database. And now along comes MyHeritage and they "merge" with Millennia, which is likely a quaint euphemism for "buy everything you got" including and especially their programmers..The handwriting on the wall reads "open your wallet" as we're going a la carte.. I quit using Family Tree Maker due to their corporate greed in making sure each new version was incompatible with earlier versions, thus forcing you to buy the next upgrade. And now Jack has his thumb in Legacy's plumb pie and I wonder how long it will take before all prices go up. Last but not least, it was but two weeks ago that I had to vehemently protest to MyHeritage and one of its contributors about data posted on their site concerning my "living" relatives. They did remove it but there is no telling how long it was there and who may or may not have downloaded it. While many sites do remove details about living persons, they do NOT remove their names; none of the online databases that I know do this - but they should! As any decent genealogist and/or identity thief knows, it's not that difficult to find all sorts of information about a person given their parents and siblings names. There had better be a sure-fire way to "opt out" of any automatic grabbing of any Legacy data by MyHeritage or I will be looking for yet another genealogy program. Worried On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 4:05 AM, Jean Gobel <jcgo...@msn.com<mailto:jcgo...@msn.com>> wrote: Shane, and Donna: I had the same experience. I finally managed to cancel my subscription, but large pieces of my family tree were extended, some correctly, some definitely incorrect. I, too, have used Legacy since long before it became “Legacy”, and thru the years convinced many friends to become Legacy users. I still haven’t mastered all the benefits available in Legacy 8, and I have resisted upgrading to Legacy 9. Now I am sure I will stay with Legacy 8 as long as it still functions on my computer. I’m disappointed, but hope this works out for Millennia. Jean From: Shane Abdelnour Sent: Friday, August 04, 2017 11:22 PM To: Legacy User Group Subject: Re: [LegacyUG] Legacy Merger. Like Donna, i tried my heritage some years age, I found someone had copied large chunks of my family tree, so Iimmediately I immediately cancelled everything and continued using Legacy. I have used Legacy .ever since. I refused to upgrade to version 9 ..now I will stick to what i know. Shane On Sat, 5 Aug 2017 at 06:47, DonnaMR <donna...@tx.rr.com> wrote: I do not have a MyHeritage account, but when I looked at it again after the merger announcement, it seems to be a family tree website. I searched for some of my ancestors and saw errors in just the little bit they let me see without an account, just as when I search the Ancestry trees. I have used Legacy just about from its beginning, through all the versions. I do not used the search features; I just want good software that lets me document names and personal data, events, and sources in an efficient manner, and then lets me print useful and well-formatted reports. I also use it to create webpages for my own family history website. I don’t upload family trees to sites like Ancestry and MyHeritage or Genii. I want a website that shows complete source documentation and event notes that are as long as I want. The thing I would like Legacy is to allow drag and drop on the webpages instead of just source code. I have tried TNG more than once, including having them set it up, etc., and then paying someone to help a bit, but I just can’t master it. Legacy webpages are easy for the reader to maneuver, and I like that uncluttered aspect. Through the years I have tried most of the other genealogy software, but Legacy has fit my needs better than any. I do genealogy research on a client basis also, and I use Legacy if the project is large enough to merit it. It creates footnotes for me to paste into the narrative report I write for the client, as well as printing reports when needed and creating a simple family tree for the client, if the project is large enough. I create a family file and point them to the Legacy free download so they can see literally all my research. I am hoping for the best. Donna --
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