On August 30, 2009, I published an article about a disagreement between Ancestry.com and the Drouin Genealogical Institute concerning indexation of the Drouin Collection previously placed on-line by Ancestry.com. That article is available at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2009/08/ancestrycom-in-arbitration-over-the-drouin-collection.html. As a result, one of the more valuable French-Canadian genealogy databases was taken off-line.
Now the Drouin Genealogical Institute reports that the two sides have reached agreement.
An announcement in French is available at the Drouin Genealogical Institute's web site at http://institutdrouin.com. Here is a Google machine translation of that announcement (machine translations may not be completely accurate):
C O M M U N I Q U E
Ancestry.com and Jean-Pierre Pepin (Drouin Genealogical Institute) announced to their customers and the wider community of genealogists that they have made in resolving their dispute.
In doing so, the parties took into account the concerns of genealogists outlined in recent weeks.
Thus, Ancestry.com will provide online digital Drouin Fund on its website from Monday, September 21, 2009.
The parties wish to thank the community of genealogists and wish them well for future research.
Drouin Genealogical Institute
Montreal September 17, 2009
My thanks to Marc Paquet for being the first to post the information to this newsletter's comments section.