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On Irish Central, Patrick Counihan discusses fears about Ancestry.com cornering the Irish genealogy market. [Very good read and he brings up some good points. However, I question if Ancestry.com really has the corner on North American records as he suggests. From what point of view -- from a competitor standpoint or from a researcher's standpoint? From the former, yes. From the latter, not necessarily, IMO.]