Many of you know of or have used Cyndi’s list. It is invaluable to people researching their families and is free. Cyndi Howell has worked more than full time for years compiling and editing her list. A link to her list has always been on my blog page.
It seems that someone with a “for pay” site has copied her list and put it on their site. Now, this is clearly illegal – but more than that it is immoral. She is working with an attorney to have something done about it. But until that happens, I hope everyone will go to her site and support her with words or money. http://www.cyndislist.com/
This is just intolerable. Taking the hard work of someone and using it to make yourself a profit is horrible.
The genealogy community has always been very generous with help and with the transcribing of records for the benefit of all who are searching. I hope whoever has done this will be shunned by the genealogy community as a whole.
Please support her in her quest to have the wrong corrected.