Genealogy's Star: The Monetization of Genealogy | Rhit Genealogie | Scoop.it

A possible unforeseen consequence of large, online, commercialized, genealogy database websites is the monetization of the larger record collections. As the larger companies scramble to acquire even greater proprietary access to specific records, the governments and agencies responsible for maintaining those records are beginning to see that genealogical data can be a source of revenue.