The primary objective in genealogy is to identify ancestors and descendants in a particular family tree and to collect
personal data on them. As a minimum, this data includes the individual's name and the date/location of birth, marriage,
and death. In order to support research by other genealogists, this data is often published on internet genealogy websites.
As a genealogist, therefore, I may have collected much personal information on you and your family from a variety of sources.
Our Family Genealogy Pages website with which you will be satisfied.
Names and Relationships
Many genealogy programs can suppress the names of living individuals and substitute "living" or "still living".
I designed this website so it does suppress the names of living individuals. If you are aware that someone is living and their name
is shown here, please let me know, so I can remedy the situation.
Note: Only registered family members who login to Our Family Genealogy Pages
will be able to view living individual information.
Photographs of living individuals are considered personal data and are normally suppressed. However, if the individual so chooses,
a photograph can be tagged as "always visible". Before any photograph can be included in this website, permission
is obtained from the owner of a photograph (U.S. Copyright Law). Permission is also obtained from living individuals in a photograph if,
- they are identified in the caption/description or
- they can be identified through deductive reasoning using names/relationships found elsewhere.
The statement "Used with Permission," "Photo by" or similar phrases along with the owner's
name identifies compliance with these requirements.
Personal Data Suppression
To insure the privacy of living individuals, our internet genealogy website always suppress the personal data of living individuals
from viewing by the general public. Personal data includes, but is not limited to, birth/marriage dates/locations, photographs, notes,
Note: If a relative does not want their personal data to reside in a website server database in spite of
password protection, that individual and linked descendants can not be accommodated by the security program. They are reluctantly
excluded from the website.
Family Member Registration
Personal data access is restricted to family members who must login to access the normally suppressed personal data of living
individuals. You must first read the Our Family Genealogy Pages
for a user account. When registering for your user account, you must indicate how you are related to our family. If you are not
related, you will not be granted access.
Note: If any family member does not want his or her personal data accessed, the security
design allows a "lock" to be put on their data..
Personal Data Security
Original data given to me in trust (personal information, e-mail/street addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is not provided to
others unless your approval is first obtained. You should be aware, however, that most of this information is public domain and
may be readily available to others using internet search engines (e.g., Yahoo People Search, Google.com, Birthday.com).