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.



5 Responses to “A VERY SAD SITUATION”

  1. Stan Boland Says:

    Thanks for the info on the thief of Cindi’s list. I used it years ago and what an asset she has made to genealogists. You have a very nice website and I enjoyed browsing.

    • genealogygirl Says:

      Thanks for the compliment. Wish I were doing a better job of updating the blog. Been busy.


  2. Alona Haseman Says:

    Thank you for letting us know about the Cyndi’s list. I will comment on that. I am very impressed with your website and will look forward to following it.

  3. Alona Haseman Says:

    Cyndi’s list was very helpful to me—especially years ago. I also heard her at a seminar, and have always appreciated her information.

  4. Cianaodh Óg Says:

    What a horrible thing. The things some people will do all in the name of “profit”.

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