Hi all, Can anyone with the knowledge advise us all how to protect our Legacy files from now on please.
Cheers Doug Tighe in marvellous Queensland > On 6 Aug 2017, at 11:53, <johnbernac...@iprimus.com.au> > <johnbernac...@iprimus.com.au> wrote: > > I think that default positions should always be for maximum privacy- not the > other way around. > > Hi CE, I agree that other people’s websites are not sources but thought they > may cite sources which could be checked by me. > > I’m glad scholars are checking primary sources. I saw on a documentary how > British kings or other royals or nobles sometimes changed official family > trees in order to justify or make claims to the throne for themselves or > their descendants. > > I have no ancestors from what is now the UK and have found companies like > Ancestry quite useless for me. My ancestors are mostly peasants from rural > hamlets or villages in different obscure parts of continental Europe, > although a German branch from the time of the HRE included some nobles etc. > > > John > > From: Maria Fraser > Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2017 11:26 AM > To: Legacy User Group > Subject: Re: [LegacyUG] Concerns about MyHeritage > > Hi John > > I think you have hit the nail on the head with everything you have described. > > I emailed my concerns to the group on 8 July regarding My Heritage taking > control of information that I had entered into Legacy. I am very disappointed > that My Heritage has now taken over Legacy. I have tried several different > family tree programmes over the years and had hoped that Legacy was finally > the programme that I could continue to use without hesitation. I also thought > that no one else could copy my information without my permission - silly me. > > Maria from NZ > > >> On 6/08/2017 12:15 PM, johnbernac...@iprimus.com.au wrote: >> I tried MyHeritage with the basic subscription and don’t trust it for >> various reasons. It defaulted to automatic renewals every year and I don’t >> remember any other options. It was extremely difficult to find out how to >> enter an end date for the subscription because it was buried so deeply. From >> memory, I had to get out of their website and search on Google to find out >> how to do it. >> >> I entered some relatives on their Family Tree Builder. Even though I thought >> I kept everything private, it ended up fully displayed on their website. >> >> You can never relax while using MyHeritage and have to constantly be on >> guard. Their technology/program seems to have “trip wires” everywhere to >> reset everything to defaults that suit them. >> >> Like others, I found MyHeritage users never provide sources. To contact them >> or see their website, often requires paying the premium subscription. >> >> On one occasion, I did manage to correspond with someone using MyHeritage, >> but his information was full of errors and false presumptions. He claimed to >> be an engineer! >> >> I think MyHeritage will do everything they can to mine data from Legacy >> users. Also, Legacy users will gradually have to pay for more and more >> features and upgrades. As for cloud storage of family files- as soon as >> users get used to it, there is little doubt that costs will be attached. >> >> MyHeritage seems geared to obtaining your data for free, while making you >> pay as much possible to search for any. >> >> >> >> John >> >> >> > > > Virus-free. www.avast.com > -- > > LegacyUserGroup mailing list > LegacyUserGroup@legacyusers.com > To manage your subscription and unsubscribe > http://legacyusers.com/mailman/listinfo/legacyusergroup_legacyusers.com > Archives at: > http://email@example.com/ > -- > > LegacyUserGroup mailing list > LegacyUserGroup@legacyusers.com > To manage your subscription and unsubscribe > http://legacyusers.com/mailman/listinfo/legacyusergroup_legacyusers.com > Archives at: > http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
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