|Steven D. Fairweather (#47287859)|
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I was born in Park Ridge, Illinois...grew up as a Missionary Kid in Zaire, Africa...went to college in Deerfield, Illinois (Math & French) and Siloam Springs, Arkansas (Building Construction-Engineering). Attended the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy, Reserve Deputy Sheriff Level 1, and currently a Tribal Officer at a Southern California Indian Casino. |
Recently, I took up the challenge of researching my Fairweather Family Tree, with major "Branches" with the names: Fairweather, Simmons, Hood, Johnston, Ogle, Freeman, McDaniel, Davidson, Wildey, Patterson, Gailfus, Kovarik, Hollingsworth, Beaty/Beatty, Banning, Thompson, Hoard, Gump, Everly and Stroud.
I have nicknamed it our Family Forest! I have accomplished, not on my own, taking each branch back before 1800 and one branch, the Ogles back to the year "1034"...And, well over 22,000 people connected! Good luck in your search and best wishes!
Copyright and the obit
Posted on September 12, 2012 by Judy G. Russell
Used by permission from Judy G. Russell
That oh-so-common, oh-so-murky question of whether newspaper obituaries are covered by copyright and when, where and how they can be used. Just about every question connected with obituaries and copyright law has to be answered with that most wonderful of The Legal Genealogists answers. You know the one I mean. The one that has us all tearing our hair out.First, anything that was published in the United States before 1923 is now in the public domain. That means there is no copyright restriction on it of any kind and you are free to use it in any way you'd like.So as far as any obituary published before 1923, it's fair game and nobody has to be concerned about it at all.Second, if something was published between 1923 and 1963 with a copyright notice and most newspapers did include some kind of copyright statement somewhere in their pages that copyright ended 28 years after publication unless the newspaper renewed the copyright by filing a registration with the U.S. Copyright Office and paying an additional fee. It may not be the easiest thing in the world to check to see whether a newspaper renewed its copyright the records exist in an enormous card catalog in the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library of Congress but my bet is that the vast majority of American newspapers didn't bother renewing their copyrights on their archival editions.So assuming that the newspaper whose obituaries were transcribed by this local history group didn't bother renewing its copyrights day by day after their initial term, any obituary published between 1923 and 1963 became public domain fair game 28 years later. An obituary published in 1950, for example, went into the public domain in 1978; an obituary published in 1960 went into the public domain in 1988.Third, the fact that the obituary ran in the pages of a newspaper that was copyrighted doesn't mean the obituary itself was covered by copyright or, at least, not by the newspaper copyright. Remember that facts by themselves can't be copyrighted. There has to be some spark of creativity for copyright protection.So a newspaper that used a fill-in-the-blanks form and printed nothing but facts might very well not be able to claim copyright in the obituary at all.Fourth, just because the newspaper published the obituary doesn't mean the newspaper owns the copyright. Here again remember that whoever actually contributed that creative spark, that original expression, is the author and it's the author who owns the copyright unless the author signs a written agreement giving the copyright to somebody else.
To my fellow F.A.G. friends:If I should ask you to transfer a memorial, you can trust that I WILL NOT remove your "credits" for having created the original record!
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|High Plains||RE: The Kinleys|
My pleasure, Steven!
Have a wonderful reunion! Family reunions can be so much fun!
|High Plains||Kiley memorials|
All three transferred to your care.
Good luck funding the father/husband!
High Plains :)
|Sandra Brinckerhoff||RE: Chatfields and Thompsons|
Thank you Steven.
|Sandra Brinckerhoff||Chatfields and Thompsons|
Henry Chatfield was my 9th Great Grandfather on my mothers side. My mother was a Thompson and born in Grundy, Co. Missouri. If you have information you are willing to share you can contact me through Find A Grave or Ancestry
|Dana Miller Jackson||RE: Ralph & Geraldine Hood|
Thanks for letting me know that they needed an update. I will hopefully get out to the cemetery in the next couple of weeks.
|Bob # 46991349||RE: Walkers|
You are very welcome.
|Bob # 46991349||RE: Walkers|
You are very welcome. His father is in Space: 1.
Photo is ready.
Dean Clifton Walker
|Robin Upchurch||Photo: Sally Beaty?|
You have a photo request for "Sally Beaty" on the Davidson Cemetery, 'FENTRESS CO' page. Are you positive that is the correct cemetery? There are two Davidson Cemeteries. One is only about 50 feet north of the Fentress county line. It use to be considered Fentress however IS in Pickett county. The Davidson Cemetery that is actually IN Fentress Co. Is very close to, if not IN Wilder, Fentress Co. TN. I will probably visit both again this year, so will try to find her's and get a photo for you. It would simply be easier if I knew which cemetery to search more fervently.
|Colleen Sanders Broyles||RE: John Helms duplicate|
It's all good! It's Monday and I'm grumpy so maybe I just took it the wrong way. I apologize as well :) Should never type or say anything until I've had a least one full cup of coffee! lol
|Colleen Sanders Broyles||John Helms|
okay so then I go back to the page to delete the memorial I realized that I had sent a message to Al about the duplication myself and he transferred the memorial instead. I'm not related to this person and didn't add any photos as my photo is the cemetery photo. I've tried to delete it but because it is a transferred memorial Find A Grave has the last say
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