I believe we should take a "wait and see" attitude.  Not everything is all bad 
or all good.  I feel they deserve a fair shake and time to make it work. 
Negativity only breeds more negativity.   Are you a "glass half full or a glass 
half empty" person.  Life is short, I choose to look at the glass as half full.

Donna, Oklahoma

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 5, 2017, at 11:34 AM, Bob Austen <rgaus...@telus.net> wrote:
> 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> 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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