It's a shame I have to say this, but TRY BEING POLITE when you contact me! You'll find that I'm much more responsive that way! The anonymity of the internet is making people treat people in a way that they would never do face-to-face! I'm a nice person who has done a lot of work on this site for NO MONEY and very little thanks, so please treat me with respect and kindness. I will do the same in return.
PHOTOS: My photos are protected by the copyright laws - all rights reserved. If you want to use one of my photos for your Ancestry.com page, you have my permission as long as you attribute the photo to me. Please obtain my permission before using my photos for any other purpose.
NEVER LET ANYONE CHARGE YOU A FEE TO TAKE A PHOTO!!! We are photo VOLUNTEERS!!!
COPYRIGHTS: According to the US Copyright Office, "For works made for hire and anonymous and pseudonymous works, the duration of copyright is 95 years from first publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter (unless the author's identity is later revealed in Copyright Office records, in which case the term becomes the author's life plus 70 years)
Obituaries from newspapers are "works for hire". This means that if you find an obituary from MORE than 95 years ago, it's ok to post it verbatim. If it is more recent than that, please paraphrase it before asking me to add it to my records. If you don't, I may not have time to paraphrase it myself, and as a result, it may not get added.
If you see a record where I, myself have made this mistake (and I know I have before I learned of this law), feel free to nicely ask me to fix it, and I will do it.
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