But nevertheless, I feel like the announcement warrants repeating, so here it is (with some slight editing to the right blog):
Hi James,OK, my last post on this event took the position that findmypast.com's entrance into the U.S. market puts them in direct competition with Ancestry.com. The wording of this announcement would seem to imply that I was correct.
I’ve got some news from findmypast US that might be of interest to your Olive Tree Genealogy (Genealogy's Star) followers –
Earlier today, we launched findmypast.com and a World Subscription that includes our International records from England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Wales. As a valued blogger, you are among the first to hear of this exciting launch.
To the general public, we are launching a significant introductory offer for the World Subscription. Our introductory Pioneer Offer is just $4.95/mo. (normally $20.83/mo.) for a short time to a limited number of early subscribers. Attached is an official release announcing the Pioneer Offer.
We are continuously expanding our record collections. Soon, articles from the British Newspaper Archives will be added to the world subscription including English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh newspapers dating back to the 1700s. Other new US and overseas collections, some unique to findmypast.com, are being secured and will be announced as they go live online.
Enjoy playing around on the new site. Please call or email with any questions.
By the way, findmypast.com is one of the "free" websites at the various FamilySearch Centers (formerly Family History Centers) around the world. I suppose it is a valid question as to whether or not the "new" content site will continue to be free at FamilySearch Centers?
Never a dull moment.