Tuesday, August 13, 2013

1000 Memories to be shut down

If you have participated in the 1000 Memories website to store photos or to create memorial pages for you ancestors, you need to know that the site is shutting down. You photos will not be accessible after 15 September.

However, you may download your photos to your computer or to Ancestry.com (which recently bought 1000 Memories.

Here is the information from the website:

Dear 1000memories users,
  We're writing to let you know what we are shutting down the 1000memories.com website.
During the next month, you can export your photos to Ancestry.com or download them as a ZIP file by visiting 1000memories.com/export (see instructions below). After September 15th, all photos will be deleted permanently.
  If you created a memorial page, you don’t have to worry about exporting – an archived version of your loved ones’ memory page will remain up on 1000memories.com (we have emailed you links separately).
  We regret that this decision will adversely affect many people, but we are excited to continue serving many of you at Ancestry.com. Since being acquired last fall, we’ve launched a beautiful new way to tell your ancestors’ life stories as well as a new and improved version of our Shoebox mobile app. We will now be working toward a new photo-sharing experience on Ancestry.com.
  We can’t thank you enough for your support and input over the last several years. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at contact@1000memories.com.
   The 1000memories team

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