GenealogyWise Update from FamilyLink

We just received the following statement concerning Genealogy Wise and plans are being made to post this over at Genealogy Wise as well.

I wanted to clear up some information I have been seeing about GenealogyWise. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or comments.

GenealogyWise is part of FamilyLink. In October 2009, FamilyLink laid off some employees as part of a restructuring. One of these contractors was someone who worked on GenealogyWise. In October I wrote about this change and posted it on the GenealogyWise homepage and newsletter.

Since that time, that person has posted her grievances with FamilyLink. One of these grievances is that volunteers who worked on a GenealogyWise project were not paid. Those volunteers have been paid there are no outstanding issues with her and her work on GenealogyWise.

There is no censorship on GenealogyWise. Yes, I as the Community Manager, do terminate the membership of people who post pornographic images and spam or that are abusive to other members. We recently terminated the membership of a community member that was in violation of section 14 of the Ning Acceptable Use and Content.

FamilyLink is committed to GenealogyWise and the community and we feel that it is very important to support and participate in this community which has become a place for genealogists to network, learn, and find answers. Thank you to everyone who participates in GenealogyWise.

Gena Philibert Ortega, Community Manager

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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