Ancestry.com has arranged to dominate most family record services. We even have to pay for access to government data such as the census. I used to get all kinds of family information online. Now, most of the time when I find a promising source, I have to pay Ancestry to access it.
Why is this allowed? Federal Government and even the local library services have been corrupted. You must pay to research your family history.
Someone like Consumer Reports should investigate and report what has happened and if it is legal. Shouldn't data like the census be available to all free of charge?
Product or Service Mentioned: Ancestry Genealogy Record.