The Generations Network recently made this announcement:

"We have recently become aware of three websites purporting to allow family history research:

  • SearchYourGenealogy.com
  • Ancestry-search.com
  • Australian-Ancestry.com

The sites claim to have “the largest online genealogical search tool” and promote themselves as the foremost resources for genealogy, but from what we can tell, these sites are nothing more than a series of web pages with links to other services. These sites, in our opinion, are clearly fraudulent.

On each site, potential customers are lured to purchase under what we feel to be false, misleading and deceitful promotional material, and get little or no value out of money spent at the websites. Blog and message board posts from the community confirm this opinion. The people/companies behind the websites are buying very high level paid search results on Google and other sites.

In addition, they are using trademarks of well-known websites, including Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com, to get higher-than-normal natural search results. TGN will take appropriate administrative and legal action to do its part to protect the community from these sites."

So be sure to stay away from these three sites. It is amazing to me that they even used the trademarks from the reputable sites and thought they could get away with it.