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From: Janet Crawford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Call the Department of Justice Stop Ancestry.com fromtaking over Archives.com
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:15:59 +0100
If you use Google, there are still several places where one can access
the SS Death Index free.
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM, Sam Sloan <> wrote:
> Call the Department of Justice Stop Ancestry.com from taking over Archives.com
> It has just been announced that ancestry.com is taking over archives.com
> This must be stopped, because ancestry.com has already gobbled up
> several other free Internet websites and has converted them to
> pay-only websites or has closed them down altogether. For example the
> immensely valuable Social Security Death Index was bought by
> ancestry.com and has since disappeared.
> Ancestry.com has already taken over Footnote.com, Genealogy.com and
> By the way, ancestry.com is a Mormon website with a connection to a
> certain presidential candidate, in case you have not noticed.
> Monopoly laws such as the Sherman Anti-Trust Act should be examined to
> see if they can apply to one Internet based company taking over
> another Internet based company.
> Archives.com primarily scans public domain works published before 1923
> and makes them available for Internet downloading. I used them
> recently to reprint the book “Struggle” by World Chess Champion
> Emanuel Lasker. Although the book can still be downloaded free of
> charge from archives.com many people do not like to read books online
> and thus have bought my reprint where they can flip through the pages.
> If the takeover by ancestry.com is successful, based on their track
> record, these resources will no longer be available to the public.
> The Real Sam Sloan
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