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Offline 1000xlch

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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #63 on: Monday 28 May 07 14:43 BST (UK) »
I agree with the sentiments expressed in this thread.  I use GR and only share trees with people who seem to have a genuine interest.  When I email a contact I do not tick the box to enable them to see my tree.  I wait for a definite contact re the ancestor and then proceed.  Never had a problem so far in the last 8 years.

John Rowley
DUNN - Cambuslang, LKS
FORSYTH - Shotts, LKS
FRAME - Hamilton, LKS
HODGSON - Hamsterley, DUR
HUMPHREY - Easingwold, NRY
HUNT - Frimley, Surrey
MCKECHNIE - Argyll - Shotts
NETHERCLIFF(T)/ DRAYCOTT Sandhurst, BKS
PEPPERCORN - Lolworth, Cambs
PRATT - Thirsk, NYK
REDSHAW - Hamsterley, DUR
REYNOLDS - Fritton,Stratton,NFK
ROWLEY - STS to DUR
TALLACK - St Agnes Padstow,CON
WALMSLEY - NRY,Brum
WILSON - Hamsterley, Co Durham
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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #64 on: Tuesday 29 May 07 01:40 BST (UK) »

Certainly one should post on the Internet (or perhaps - sadly - convey to others) only what one is prepared to have copied or used (or even misused) elsewhere.

JAP

Aaah...but what does one do when someone [not remotely related to my family] places my family history on the net - full of copy and paste - errors and all and  fails to respond to emails and pm's on rootschat >:( 

cando
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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #65 on: Tuesday 29 May 07 03:04 BST (UK) »
Sue their scrawny butts   :P :P :P ;D ;D ;D

Sorry, I'm in a stupid mood!   ::) ::)

Why on earth would someone want to publish someone elses tree.....I just don't understand what they gain from it.  Hope you get it sorted Cando.

Caz
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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #66 on: Tuesday 29 May 07 03:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Caz

I ask the same question ???     ??? 

My family have told me to ignore it and my 96 yr old dad said those who matter know the correct family history.  Wise words.

cando

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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #67 on: Tuesday 29 May 07 18:29 BST (UK) »
pm's on rootschat >:( 
I'd be very disappointed in those circumstances.  I'd have hoped everyone on here would have a far better concept of the basics of genealogical netiquette than that. :(
Currently engaging in a one-name study of the Twyman surname.

Golding, Twyman, Kennard, Wales (Kent).
Berks, Challinor (Staffordshire).
Wakely. (Glam & Monmouth).

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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #68 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 00:15 BST (UK) »
I thought the same thing when I read that yesterday, hard to believe a rootschatter would stoop so low.

Caz
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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #69 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 01:52 BST (UK) »
Yes the person occasionally uses this website :o   

Did not get a response when she asked about my family - and has not placed any more requests - just copies responses to my requests from this and other family history forums.   I say no more.....I have decided to move on...but do feel better for the rant. ;D

Onwards and upwards :) :D ;D

cando
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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #70 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 02:44 BST (UK) »
At least the satisfaction is all yours Cando, not to mention the thrill of the hunt, something this person is missing out on.

Caz
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Re: Fed Up With Genealogy Tree Thieves
« Reply #71 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 03:55 BST (UK) »
At least the satisfaction is all yours Cando, not to mention the thrill of the hunt, something this person is missing out on.

Caz

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Cando
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