Terms of use

Researching and sharing genealogy information is, what my website is all about.

I will tell you about my ancestors and the ancestors of my users. We are all of one tree, some searched and found me. They told me, what they knows and I told them, what I know.

After all, we would not get very far in our genealogy pursuit, if it was not for others sharing their information with us. So is sharing is a reciprocal act, I like to think of my site as a „pay it forward“ website.

Sharing can raise questions: Who owns the data in the family tree? The person who compiled it? The one who possesses a copy? Anyone?

The rule of thumb when dealing with genealogy data is that facts, such as birth, death, and marriage dates and locations cannot be copyrighted. To learn more about U.S. Copyright and genealogy, please read Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogy by Mike Goad.

The „Stammbaum unserer Familien und Nebenlinien – deutsche-kolonisten.de“ database will contain other user-provided content. For this content, I´m a distributor only. By submitting you grant me the host of this site, a license to display that content in my database. Should you contribute content to this site, you understand, that it will be seen and used by others under the license described. You should only submit content, which belongs to you or will not violate the property or other rights of other people or organizations.

My „Stammbaum unserer Familien und Nebenlinien – deutsche-kolonisten.de“ database will respect privacy. A filtering tool will be used to suppress, which appears to pertain to a living person.

Liability Disclaimer

The information included on this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. I and my content providers provide all content on this website as is, and without any warranty of any kind.

This website contains links to other sites that are not controlled by „deutsche-kolonisten„. These links are provided as a convenience only makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability of any of the content on those sites, or in any link contained in a linked site. The inclusion of a linked site does not imply an endorsement and I had no responsibility for information, that is referenced by or linked to these sites.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of my site, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is, to discontinue using my site or database.