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No portion of this website maybe reproduced without permission of the webmaster and the respective content providers except in the case of a person preparing a personal family history for distribution to family members. Personal means that there is direct demonstrable lineage between the indiviudal making the enquiry and the person(s) being enquired upon. Researchers must ensure that acknowledgement is given to this web site and the person(s) who has provided the data in their extracts . All other uses of material on this website must be specifically authorised in writing by the webmaster and the original data provider(s) and no materials on this web site may be reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part. Usage of this website is monitored. The webmaster reserves the right to block usage of the website by any individual or organisation making frequent and obvious non-personal use of the website without prior permission.

Genealogical Standards & Guidelines

Standards For Sharing Information With Others

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society and endorced by MullGenealogy.

Conscious of the fact that sharing information or data with others, whether through speech, documents or electronic media, is essential to family history research and that it needs continuing support and encouragement, responsible family historians consistently-


respect the restrictions on sharing information that arise from the rights of another as an author, originator or compiler; as a living private person; or as a party to a mutual agreement
observe meticulously the legal rights of copyright owners, copying or distributing any part of their works only with their permission, or to the limited extent specifically allowed under the law's "fair use" exceptions
identify the sources for all ideas, information and data from others, and the form in which they were received, recognizing that the unattributed use of another's intellectual work is plagiarism
respect the authorship rights of senders of letters, electronic mail and data files, forwarding or disseminating them further only with the sender's permission
inform people who provide information about their families as to the ways it may be used, observing any conditions they impose and respecting any reservations they may express regarding the use of particular items
require some evidence of consent before assuming that living people are agreeable to further sharing of information about themselves.
convey personal identifying information about living people-like age, home address, occupation or activities-only in ways that those concerned have expressly agreed to.
recognize that legal rights of privacy may limit the extent to which information from publicly available sources may be further used, disseminated or published.
communicate no information to others that is known to be false, or without making reasonable efforts to determine its truth, particularly information that may be derogatory.
are sensitive to the hurt that revelations of criminal, immoral, bizarre or irresponsible behavior may bring to family members.
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