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SylviaInCanada Report 7 Nov 2013 20:47

Tony is advertising his own company!

This is against the T&Cs of GR

Otherwise, another member who has been VERY active on GR over the years as an ordinary member, would be able to advertise his company's work in this area.


Porkie_Pie Report 7 Nov 2013 21:38

I think you will find that Tony has a dedicated GR tree printing page on his web site and is also the company recomended by GR on the announcements board so he is probably an affiliate of GR

Probably not getting the volume of business he expected from the deal and decided to post directly on the boards



SylviaInCanada Report 7 Nov 2013 22:13

and members are objecting to this form of advertising!


Inky1 Report 8 Nov 2013 10:45

Hmmm. Beardshaw/Tony or whatever his name is posted the same link (to the GR thread) as I did two weeks earlier (23Oct). My point was that GR are unlikely to be upgrading any print routine – and that point was in response to the OP question.

Like other members I object to “self advertising”. Also, I guess that I am not the only member who has made use of outside companies to get large format printing done.

So, this is the company that I have used, and I was very satisfied with their service:-

I don’t know if the owner(s) have anything to do with GR.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Nov 2013 19:46

As quoted by the previous poster:

Ron and Carol, members of GR, who post from time to time about family history fairs.


SylviaInCanada Report 8 Nov 2013 22:11

be warned

another member had a post removed overnight because they posted that same link to Ron and Carol's company :-(


Inky1 Report 9 Nov 2013 10:25


Thanks for the info. Having checked my emails, my first contact/business with that company was in September 2009. So they have been around for a while. And I did not know that they have their own GR membership. I added that rider in case anyone thought that it was my own company. But there surely can be no objection by GR if they do not directly post about their own services?

As to the possibility of GR removing my post. I was merely stating facts - I do use that company, and to date I am satisfied. If GR object to that, then woe betide any member who posts anything complementary about Ancestry...................


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Nov 2013 00:23


as far as I know, I have never seen Ron and Carol advertise on GR's boards.

They do usually have a stand at WDYTYA shows, and at some local Family History shows.

They were very active on the Boards when I first joined, and occasionally still post.

Some members have met them at the shows, many more have used their company .................... the information has been spread mainly by word of mouth on GR by members who have used them and been happy with the results.

I personally thought it disgusting that the post the other night that give the web address for them was reported by someone.

Just as I thought it was pretty rotten of GR to have ignored them when they "anointed" another company re printing.

regarding posting anything complimentary about Ancestry .................

one member who no longer posts, spent much time earlier this year reporting ANY post that mentioned Ancestry

That led to much angst, as you might imagine ................ but it also led several people to ask GR to clearly state its policy re referring to other sites on here.

In my own words ............. they clearly said, there is nothing wrong with mentioning any site, or giving the link, as long as we are not derogatory about them, and do NOT compare GR with another site in a derogatory manner. :-D