ah..the good old pre-ancestry.com days....
Here somebody could spend years putting up info and loose all if not backed up. (or even free=pay)
I simply 'smelled' that Rootsweb was being neglected.
MyFamily.Com ?? I have still yet to figure it out but when the launched the new system something about they snatch all your stuff after 6 months ??
I can't bash the landlord but ancestry.com is a for-profit operation and not a granter of 'welfare'. They even have had major squabbles with the LDS Church.
Otherwise your data only adds to their data and MORE to sell to people.
Are there any non-profit gen.... sites ??
I virtually quit the hobby when everything started costing money money money. Pay for your Family Tree ?? Some think it's accurate !!!!
ooooooooooooo--the old MyFamily.Com of years ago ?? Free and they gave people a couple of days to pay or be locked out.