Dear Ancestry Insider,
I noticed during the NGS conference last April in SLC that Ancestry.com announced that the "Red Book" was/would be available on-line. Some issues you may want to explore in future articles:
1) Where does one find the on-line "Red Book"
2) Availability of the "Red Book" from the FHL institutional version of Ancestry.com
3) How the on-line "Red Book" compares to US state searches from wiki.FamilySearch.org .
4) The "price" of the "Redbook" on Amazon.com.
Please do not use my name in any on-line articles without prior permission.
Oops; Sorry about that. I had already published your letter before reading clear to the end.
1) The Red Book is part of the Ancestry.com Family History Wiki found at http://wiki.ancestry.com/wiki .
2) The Ancestry.com Wiki is available for free, so there is no need to use a different address at the Family History Library (FHL) or at a family history center.
3) A comparison of the two will make an excellent article. I’ll put that on my to-do list.
There’s an even more interesting article that will be written one day. I think these Wikis make a good test case for FamilySearch and Ancestry.com. Can either organization successfully engage the genealogical community? If one of them can, then its wiki will quickly surpass the other by super human leaps and bounds. My bet is that neither one understands the community well enough. Or if they understand it, they won’t trust it. Or they won’t have the chutzpah.
4) With it free online, who cares what the price is on Amazon? Print is dead. :-)
-- The Insider