Ancestry.com - Knowingly Deceiving Customers

A timely warning regarding Ancestry.com deliberately deceiving people regarding the upcoming 1921 UK census.

I recently enquired when they would be publishing the census and they came back with Jan 2022. On this basis we took up the annual subscription...but then discovered they are knowingly lying to people.

The facts are that there was a tender process in 2018 with the National Archives and Ancestry LOST the tender to FindMyPast. The 1921 UK census will be published in the early part of 2022 by FindMyPast and NOT Ancestry. I have taken this up with Ancestry who have stated on several occasions that they will be publishing it as they have a contract to do so. I have checked with National Archives who have categorically stated that Ancestry do not have a contract to publish the census and underscored that FMP are the only entity who can publish it.

Incredibly frustrating to FindMyPast to have Ancestry lying to the public so as to secure as many memberships as possible before they are exposed as frauds.

You can try asking Ancestry as I did again today and they still say they are publishing it in early 2022 which is an absolute blatant lie and in my mind constitutes fraud and deception. 

Comments

  • Presume you are in the UK?

    If so it's Ancestry.Co.Uk you need to look at.

    I can't see where Ancestry. Co. Uk are advertising it although I may be wrong.
    If you go down to the woods today you better not go alone.
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