There is a Frequently Asked Questions page for the MyFamily retirement created by Ancestry.com at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/faq/myfamily-faq.
The comments from Genea-Musings readers:
1) Kim Garrison said: "I am appalled that they are retiring the MyFamily sites. I am active on all five family sites. One site, the Landes site, has over 89 pages of photos alone...that's 1,335 photos! My cousins and I interact on almost a daily basis. I see no other service comparable in organization, search capability and ability to communicate effectively. My cousins and I are in absolute shock and feel like we are all going to lose touch with 'the family'."
2) Don noted: "Ancestry just doesn't realize the amount of time spent in developing these sites, and the amount of valuable family information and photos that are on each site....not to mention the cohesive element of keeping family informed and in touch.
"This was a horrible decision for those of us who have spent over a decade on multiple sites gathering family, and loading multiple photos, historical documents and stories. Now they expect us to completely dismantle what took all of that time to assemble and attempt to put it back together on a different site which is not set up as conveniently as MyFamily is. None of the 3 alternative sites that Ancestry offers is as user-friendly, nor do I wish to learn a new system.
"Ancestry has become a huge corporation that is only interested in making money. Do they forget where they came from ~~~~> MyFamily.com. Now they stomp on their own roots. Shame on Ancestry. They'll not get another penny from me. Call and complain at 1-888-265-7491"
"I am looking at moving our alone home somewhere else. Just for reference, here are some alternatives I found:
"I'm sure there are others but these appear to have been around for a while."