I had been a member for about 7 years and had submitted almost 1,000 memorials. These were mostly close family members who I did not want somebody else to claim, despite my having serious doubts about the integrity of the website.
First, it was privately owned, by one individual, not a public trust. Then, not surprisingly, it was sold out for a profit (unreported and unknown) to Ancestry. The promise was made was that it would remain free. Fast forward to a couple years later.
It is still "free" as long as the user community continues to contribute hundreds of thousands of hours submitting free content. But they have now re-programmed the site to include exorbitant, outrageous amounts of advertising. It is so bad, the website has become unusable. Bloated and sucks up CPU resources bad it chokes the computer.
My contribution was modest compared to some who have uploaded literally hundreds of thousands of gravesites.
I will do no more. I home in the future there is an alternative with integrity to the genealogical community.
Product or Service Mentioned: Find A Grave Website.
Reason of review: Not as described.
Monetary Loss: $100000.
Preferred solution: Go back to old site, remove bloated advertising.
I liked: Old, Old pre-ancestry fag.
I didn't like: New and improved website with bloated advertising.