|Gina Larson (#3468865)|
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I have been actively involved with genealogy for over 30 years. I have searched my side, my husband's side and being adopted I have located my biological family. I live for genealogy and proving my information. I've met and made some wonderful friends through Find A Grave. |
While wondering what would become of Find A Grave when they merge with Ancestry.Com I read the FAG Rules again. See below.....
".... should not copy obituary notices from newspapers (or from funeral home notices or web sites) to an individual's memorial record unless you have permission from the newspaper to do so or you are the author of the obituary.... Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission. If you do not have permission to copy an obituary to a memorial, you may put a note stating the name of the newspaper and the date the obituary was published.
Please do NOT add photographs from obituary notices (unless you, personally took the photo), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records.
Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record.
Obituaries for "famous" individuals are usually written by newspaper staff and can not be posted to Find A Grave as the newspaper company owns that copyright.
Please do not include website addresses that may be listed in the obituary as they usually expire within a year after the obituary is printed..."
Alas, I am guilty of breaking more than one of these rules. I needed to realize that Find A Grave is not a genealogy program or a safe repository for all my records. Ancestry is well known for using your records and information and selling it for their profit. I will be "adjusting" almost all of my pages. I truly hope you understand.
At some point in the near future all of my work and records will be formulated into a book. I now have my records in a better place.