Dobrinsky, Roz*, Sereb*
- I helped pay for a researcher to transcribe some records for
Dobrinskys, Rozovskys, Rudnois and Serebrennys from Bragin and Loev.
The records for the Rozovskys are especially cool and seem to sketch
out about seven family trees going back to the early 1700s. It looks
as if there might really be just three separate families, or even one
family with three main branches.
Back in the 1700s, the name was written as "Rozevij," which I think
is the Ukrainian version of "Rozovij," so I think that means the trees
could also be of interest to people with the surname Rosoff, Rozevsky,
etc. as well as Rozovsky/Rosovsky/Rosofsky.
I'm still figuring out what I'm allowed to share publicly about the
info, but, anyhow, if you're interested in any of these surnames,
please e-mail me at allbell@... and let's talk tree.
> I'm still figuring out what I'm allowed to share publicly about theWas the data in a publicly accesible file, such as the FHC or NARA? If
> info, but, anyhow, if you're interested in any of these surnames,
> please e-mail me at allbell@v... and let's talk tree.
so, then it's in the public domain.
If it's data you paid for and paid for the transcription as well --
then you own the portion of what you have. At least according to US
law and what I understand of it -- data in and of itself (assuming not
put in some private repository or publication) isn't copyrighted.
Don't forget there's also the FOIA which at some point affects all
personal data bringing it into the public domain. The number of years
depending on any number of factors.
A few places which might be of help to you:
http://126.96.36.199/patft/help.htm (new site for ifla.org)
And there is a classification for genealogy research ...
The S field indicates the status of the record: A=added, M=modified,
D=deleted. The Date field indicates the date of that status. Minor
corrections to an entry, e.g., typos, are not considered changes in
T IC S Date Goods
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S 042 A 4/2/91 Genealogy research
As a side bar, I happened to search in the trademark/copyright
database and found the following others might also find interesting:
Basic comprehensive genealogical and family history system of
- --- In email@example.com, digging4roots
> Was the data in a publicly accesible file, such as the FHC or NARA?
> so, then it's in the public domain.not
> If it's data you paid for and paid for the transcription as well --
> then you own the portion of what you have. At least according to US
> law and what I understand of it -- data in and of itself (assuming
> put in some private repository or publication) isn't copyrighted.The data was in an archive in Minsk, or some place else in Belarus.
Also, I gave the guy who really commissioned the research a check, but
I just volunteered what I could afford ($200 - just had a new baby,
sorry) and I'm not sure how that compares with the overall cost of the
Finally, even if, in theory, I have the legal right to use the data
publicly, I wouldn't want to do that if it would hurt the researcher's
On the other hand, I'm hypocritical enough that I have no compunctions
whatsoever about sharing anything I get with people who might actually
be my relatives. If the CIA gave me a folder full of top-secret data
about the origins of the Rozovskys, I'd be emailing it to my cousins
in an instant. :-)