Sunday, August 9, 2015

Goodbye for now,


  • There are better sources for researching my Polish ancestors.
  • I strongly dislike the new user interface for family trees.
  • If I am not going to use it to maintain my trees, I cannot justify the cost
  • If I am not a current subscriber, I cannot view sources that I had previously attached to my tree.

The new version leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Why must I lose access to existing source documents?  Money grubbing.  Turns me off.

I will keep updating my trees on Family Tree Maker and sync them with Ancestry as cousin bait.  My main online trees will be on and my main local trees will be on Legacy.

Fortunately, my library has a world wide subscription that I can use when Ancestry seems the best place to search’ but as long as I am concentrating on Poland, those times will be rare.

When I shift my focus back to my husbands’ early American ancestors, I’ll probably go back to subscribing for one month at a time for research.  Too bad.  I really liked Ancestry before they “improved” it.

(Note to grammarians: Yes the apostrophe goes after the s because I am researching both my current husband’s family and my ex-husband’s family)


  1. Mary I didn't know you had Polish Ancestors, maybe I can help you. Love ftom Polang

    1. I am a second-generation American. My grandparents came to the US in the 1880s. They all came from villages East and Southeast of Poznan..

    2. Mary, I liked ancestry better before the improvements. I went back to the 2012 version.