1) On Inquiring Minds Want to Know More About the FamilySearch and Ancestry Partnership (posted 8 September 2013):
a) Geolover noted: "My reading of the available material does not say anything about indexing through/by Ancestry.com (whether by paid contract or by volunteers).
"It is possible that the microfilm databases to be digitized have not been firmly decided upon yet."
"So learning what entity prepared a particular index can be difficult if it is not referred to in the description of a database."
"That said, I hope we don't see any more indexes on FamilySearch that are available only with a paid subscription to Ancestry. My idea of what should be available when an index is posted is a little too complex to post here, but it does include links being under the terms of the site on which they're found."
"Come comment about USA. You can TURN that OFF for DISPLAY purposes. When cleaning up your Place Names, turn it on, but when you are doing reports / charts you can turn them off.
"Tools, Options, Names/Dates/Places is where you can turn the USA off. I normally keep in off so that I can SEE the USA. My own purposes.
"I am glad that I guessed right."
"Can such maps be included whilst generating genealogical reports for export to word-processor / PDF?"