I've operated a free family history website since 2000. And, over the years I've seen many genealogy and family history websites come and go. I can understand why as it's expensive to run a larger genealogy website, and I appreciate all of those who give it a try.
What I have a problem with are those websites that claim to be a free family history website, but then end up charging you for access. I mean, I guess you can get away with calling your own company a free website if you allow visitors to perform a search of your database. It's just a bit misleading that you can search the data for free, but can't gain access to read the data.
Anyway, that is why recently I published on ezinearticles an article entitled Do Free Genealogy and Family History Websites Exist?. Check it out by clicking here.