Ancestry Cease and Desist order
Ancestry has issued a legal Cease and Desist order against Genome Mate Pro (and presumably also against all third party tools developed over the years to capture your own matches from the Ancestry website for use in 3rd-party tools).
not sure what GMP is or if anyone here uses It , but I’m wondering if this is going to be the case with all the other websites such as FTDNA, GEDmatch ect? I’m pretty sure when we download the raw data, ancestry states it’s our info to do with as we please? But does this mean they’re starting some sort of campaign to stop all that ? Like loading your results from ancestry to other sites?
Genome Mate Pro Statement:
GMP Release 2020r09
Posted r09 to website this morning. Due to a Cease and Desist order from Ancestry, GMP will no longer support Ancestry data.
Ancestry does not provide downloadable DNA relative data and the elimination of third party tools to collect data means that there is no longer a need for GMP to support Ancestry.
All references to Ancestry have been eliminated from GMP but data will not be automatically removed as there is no way to determine what was obtained illegally by the user. That data will be preserved as an archived source and it will be up to the user to cleanse their own database using the tools provided in Options.
Tools provided to analyze Ancestry data have been either removed or repurposed to analyze ICW data as those are sound analysis tools.
@Genetic Genealogy Research
@Adoption and Unknown Family Research
@Family History Research