People please. Most of my headstone photos were taken by me. I don't mind sharing my headstone photos for your PERSONAL family trees.
BUT. My family photos are mine, my property and copyrighted by me. Under normal circumstances, I do not mind sharing and can send you good quality photos by email.
BUT. Since Ancestry.com has linked their website to findagrave.com, it has been shocking to find, among just a few, photos from my personal family albums of my mother, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles all over ancestry.com.
I do not mind sharing photos with FAMILY MEMBERS who keep copies in their personal files, but if you are taking my photos simply to add to your online tree and are not a close relative, I insist that you write to me to ask my permission to use my photos and that you credit all photos that you take to me.
If you ask, you shall receive.
Lifting photos off the internet without permission is a breach of copyright law and if I so choose, I can ask Ancestry.com to remove my photos from your family tree. Please ask permission.
Thank you for your consideration.
PARTIAL LIST OF FAMILY NAMES RESEARCHING: Sinclair, St. Clair, Sinkler, Cosby, Edrington, Bullock, Baysinger, Sigler, Keysacker, Newton, Carroll, Walls, Sturgeon, Ferguson, Brown, Belcher, Kellums, Ingle, Abell, Sharp, Peternell, Berktold, Baier, Hessler, Ostertag, Nohava, Smrz, Wooding,