Friday, 17 June 2016

Kudos MyHeritage

All to often when a company licence for a database expires it disappears without notice. So I was pleasantly surprised to see this blog post from MyHeritage - http://blog.myheritage.com/2016/06/newspaperarchive-com-collection-notice/. It shows consideration for the client I can only wish were typical.
NewspaperARCHIVE.com Collection Notice
by admin / Today, 12:38 PM
We wanted to give our users a heads up that MyHeritage's license of the newspaper content from NewspaperARCHIVE.com is about to expire next week. This means that on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the collection will be de-published (withdrawn) from MyHeritage. In addition, pending Record Matches from this collection will be removed. Confirmed Record Matches that were saved to family trees will remain in place.
MyHeritage is currently in negotiations with NewspaperARCHIVE.com to enter into a new license in order to keep this collection on MyHeritage . . .  (read the full blog post here)
 Newspaperarchive.com isn't exactly a leading resource for UK or Canadian genealogy. MyHeritage could probably do better..

1 comment:

Patrick said...

Your right that newpaperarchive.com isn't a good Canadian source but it is very good for Manitoba