Provides a forum for uploading and entering your information online.
Pros & Cons:
Ancestry provides a forum for uploading and entering your information online. You have a choice of making your tree public or private. Individuals in private trees appear in searches but all details are hidden from the searcher until you grant access.
This is not a collaborative site, e.g. others have read only access to your data and the ability to attach notes.
You can upload and download GEDCOM files, access to people list view, custom facts and prompt for location. You can also attach photographs and documents and use the relationship calculator.
You cannot exclude living people without making the entire file private--of course one could upload two files and make the living people file private while making the deceased file public.
The service has no duplicate finder or manual merge ability, and no bookmarks. Searches sometimes cannot find the people in your own file.
Free Ancestry Guest Registration is available at Ancestry Guest Registration.
If your tree is public then unauthorized access is not an issue.
Ancestry was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on