Big news of the day is that Ancestry.com is pondering a sale of their website.
Hell, if I had the money, I’d put in a bid! Better yet – why don’t subscribers pool their funds to buy it? Owner benefits would include a free lifetime World Explorer Plus membership!
Going in another direction, what if the LDS folks snatched it up? Combining Ancestry.com with FamilySearch.org would be HUGE. Sure, there’s much overlap; but each offer their own great collections of exclusive information. And both have already been partnering with other major genealogical websites!
I would have NO problem with paying for a subscription to AncestryFamilySearch.com. That “extra” money would go towards the acceleration of LDS’s digitizing microfilm for online databases; a massive undertaking. How incredible would THAT be??
Yes, many would yell “Monopoly!”, but don’t these two websites, the TOP TWO of 2015 (and located less than an hour’s drive of each other!), combine to be a sort of monopoly anyway? And what would be wrong with that??
Finding the majority of your sources on AFS.com would surely make online research just that much easier.
Yes, it’s always nice to imagine the possibilities.