After MyHeritage.com acquired dynastree.com, the data of the dynastree.com users was transferred to MyHeritage.com. Individuals who wanted to continue working on their trees were encouraged since February this year to login to MyHeritage.com.
While users can still access their data on dynastree.com, this access is read-only. However, users are able to use dynastree.com to make a free GEDCOM export, including photos, to preserve their data for future use.
The data on dynastree.com is currently based on German servers (in Hamburg). For contractual reasons, MyHeritage.com must return these servers to their owners. The shutdown was originally prepared for 18th August 2010. MyHeritage.com renegotiated again and managed to achieve an extension of the rented servers until January 2011. Dynastree.com therefore remains in place until 31 January, 2011, to enable access to the data and free export of GEDCOM files if desired. Continuing to maintain dynastree.com for longer than this, however, is not possible.
In order to preserve user privacy, all data will be completely and irreversibly deleted after 31 January, 2011. Since all data was moved to MyHeritage.com, it is not necessary to send a copy of dynastree data to other servers. We would like to inform you here of this change in advance, so that you are aware of when access to dynastree.com will be discontinued.