its not free

Private User tarafında başlatıldı, tarih: 22 Aralık 2010, Çarşamba

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Private User
22/12/2010 at 10:07 ÖS

You should not have to give any card numbers. Its not free.

Private User
22/12/2010 at 10:47 ÖS

It's free to build your tree. If you want to see hot matches or how you are related to a distant relative, that's not free. Otherwise, it IS a free site. You can build a full family tree and invite your relatives for nothing...

Private User
22/12/2010 at 11:04 ÖS

yes its free if you know your ancesters, but not if you want to search. so its not free. I shall stick with Ancestry uk. you know where you are with them up front.

Private User
23/12/2010 at 12:50 ÖÖ

It is only automatic search (tree-matches) that is not free. You can still use the search field in the top left corner, with a few exceptions in the advanced section.

What features you get is however not locked, and as far as I know none-Pro users will get more of current Pro features and new Pro features will be added.

The most important update in near future is better revision handling, which includes reverting changes.

Requiring a card-number to get advanced features like cutting connections and uploading gedcom's (currently disabled) is important for me because it forces people to identify them self. There has been a big problem with fake accounts and abandoned GEDCOM uploads.

Becoming a Pro member does NOT help you finding your ancestors, simply because Geni is not building the tree, - the users are, by collaboration and sharing sources.

You could take a long-shot by for example start a public discussion posting a link to a profile that is a dead end for you and ask if anyone can help you.

Private User
23/12/2010 at 6:28 ÖÖ

The term used to describe the business model is Freemium.

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Freemium

Freemium is a business model that works by offering a basic product or service free of charge (such as software, web services or other) while charging a premium for advanced features, functionality, or related products and services. The word "freemium" is a portmanteau combining the two aspects of the business model: "free" and "premium". The business model has gained popularity with Web 2.0 and open source companies.

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