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Ancestry.com will discontinue its Expert Connect service, launched
in June 2009 to link those seeking genealogy research services with service providers,
as of March 18 of this year, according to an announcement today.
New project postings, bidding and awards will be discontinued Feb. 3, according to
a message sent to service providers.
“Though this service has been a positive experience, Ancestry.com has decided to focus
on other business priorities,” stated the announcement.
It continued, “Both experts and members currently involved in Expert Connect have
been notified of this update. We encourage members to finish out existing projects
with experts they have located through the Expert Connect service and if needed, continue
relationships for future projects they may have.”