Conscious of the fact that
sharing information or data with others, whether through speech, documents or
electronic media, is essential to family history research and that it needs
continuing support and encouragement, responsible family historians
Information With Others
Recommended by the National Genealogical Society
||respect the restrictions on sharing
information that arise from the rights of another as an author, originator
or compiler; as a living private person; or as a party to a mutual
||observe meticulously the legal rights of
copyright owners, copying or distributing any part of their works only
with their permission, or to the limited extent specifically allowed under
the law's "fair use" exceptions.
||identify the sources for all ideas,
information and data from others, and the form in which they were
received, recognizing that the unattributed use of another's intellectual
work is plagiarism.
||respect the authorship rights of senders of
letters, electronic mail and data files, forwarding or disseminating them
further only with the sender's permission.
||inform people who provide information about
their families as to the ways it may be used, observing any conditions
they impose and respecting any reservations they may express regarding the
use of particular items.
require some evidence of consent before assuming that living people are
agreeable to further sharing of information about themselves.
||convey personal identifying information about
living people--like age, home address, occupation or activities--only in
ways that those concerned have expressly agreed to.
||recognize that legal rights of privacy may
limit the extent to which information from publicly available sources may
be further used, disseminated or published.
||communicate no information to others that is
known to be false, or without making reasonable efforts to determine its
truth, particularly information that may be derogatory.
||are sensitive to the hurt that revelations of
criminal, immoral, bizarre or irresponsible behavior may bring to family
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Sound Genealogical Research
Standards For Use Of
Technology In Genealogical Research
for Using Records Repositories and Libraries
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