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20936Re: [FHCNET] NFS and Submitting Shared information

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  • Sue Maxwell
    May 29, 2008
      I think the issue here is that you won't be posting his notes and
      research. You will only be adding to nFS the names and basic facts for
      the ancestors involved. Specific names and facts are not what you might
      call "copyrighted", only his research and notes belong to him. And you
      would only add the names of the people that are not already on nFS, not
      upload any of his work.

      taffysmom2 wrote:
      > I was recently contacted by a gentleman who shares a common ancestor
      > with me 6 generations back. He saw a posting of mine on a public
      > website where I shared information about my side of the family that
      > came to the US in the mid-1800s. His relative emigrated to
      > Australia, where his family now lives. He has freely shared
      > information with me and I with him as we try to trace the family back
      > another generation.
      > Today he sent me a gedcom with all his research on the family well
      > documented in Notes. Some of the documentation is my material sent
      > to him, but most is his or his family's own research. He has been
      > able to provide me answers to many of my own questions. It is
      > wonderful. Here is my dilemma: In the last email with the gedcom
      > attachment he said this, "Please don't upload to the net. It is
      > criminal how those guys take it then sell it!"
      > I have never uploaded any gedcoms to public websites EXCEPT for NFS.
      > I have no intention of uploading his gedcom anywhere (so please don't
      > start posting all the reasons not to upload a gedcom because of
      > duplication, etc.). I was planning to add to my PAF file the family
      > information that I don't already have after checking his sources. I
      > was then intended to submit the family names for temple
      > ordinances like I have for the rest of the family I have researched.
      > They all fall properly into the guidelines posted in the NFS user's
      > guide. Entering them into NFS, however, seems to be doing
      > just what he asked me not to do.
      > I've never before thought of it that way. I am the only member of
      > the church working on this line (as far as I know). I've never
      > thought before of my temple submissions going into the public
      > domain. When NFS goes public in a few years all the work will be
      > linked and sources and notes will be available as well. While that
      > is great as far as I'm concerned, I'm afraid this gentleman and his
      > family might not feel the same way.
      > I've never told any of my internet contacts I was LDS and doing
      > family history research with the goal of submitting family names for
      > temple ordinances. I admit I am afraid the well will dry up, and I
      > will be cut off from future correspondence and vital information.
      > How do the rest of you handle these kinds of situations? I don't
      > want to offend nor betray his trust.

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