POLICIES AND PRACTICES
To protect information on living individuals from identity theft we have two policies. One is a policy that we use for web page publications and the other is a policy that we use for book publications. These policies apply only to individuals that are living at the time of publication.
Web Page Policy
We do not publish any genealogical information on living people, not even their names, on our web pages or other web publications. Only genealogical information on deceased persons is included on our web pages.
Book Publication Policy
We only publish the full name and relationship of living persons in book publications. We do not publish any other genealogical information on living persons in book form, even though, much of that information is in our genealogical database.
We honor all requests of individuals to have their name or any other data about them removed from our web pages. Just let us know what you want removed and we will be happy to remove it.
Very early in our genealogical work we recognized that we had to restrict our work to families and individuals that were directly (by blood, marriage or adoption) related to us. This was to best utilize our limited time on our direct family. Even following this practice our database has grown to nearly 23,000 individuals, all of whom are directly related to us. Although we would like to include in-laws, step- relatives, friends and their ancestors, we do not due to the above restriction.
Preparing a brief biographical sketch of an individual requires some time and we attempt to write sketches on all of our direct line ancestors. However, if anyone wants to include biographical information or family stories on individuals in collateral families lines we would be more than pleased to publish that information in our genealogies. Our policy is thus, "You write it we will publish it."