Here's good news for US genealogists, more healthy competition for Ancestry.
Partnership makes records available to findmypast.com and creates a vital source of revenue for local societiesVia a post by Dick Eastman. Read the complete post here. Maybe one day FMP will find its way to Canada.
LOS ANGELES, August 30, 2012 –Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history research, today announced a national partnership with Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) to preserve, digitize and provide access to local records from genealogical societies across the country.
The collaborative initiative will help preserve genealogical records and provide a vital revenue stream for the societies. Throughout the remainder of 2012, findmypast.com will release records from the following pilot partners:
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the most authoritative source for research on New York families
Illinois State Genealogical Society
Williamson County (Texas) Genealogical Society