On 1 Jun 2006 09:10:36 -0700, the_vermina...
> Dave Hinz wrote:
>> That's why the LDS is a much safer repository of important data.
>> They're doing this for reasons more important to them than money.
>> some dot-com can and will just go away someday. If you're relying on
>> that for data preservation, it's just a matter of time before you get
>> let down.
> I fail to see the difference. The LDS can just as easily remove their
> data from public use and limit access to church members at their FHCs.
Can? I suppose. Likely? I doubt it. I trust them more than I trust
some dotcom, is my point. Maybe someone here who is a member or who
knows more about them can explain why it's not a risk.
Note that I'm not saying that's the only place to put your data. Local
historical societies, libraries... I'm just saying that they're
committed to long-term preservation and, apparently, access to records
of this nature. Everyone who gets into genealogy will eventually hear
about them, and will check to see if the info they seek is there. If
you put your info there, unless something changes drastically, it'll be
available for future generations to find in the place where they'd
expect to find it.