unauthorized publication of original research
I have been a member of this board for more years than I care to count. I have freely given and shared my research
with other Weatherwax and interelated familiesto assist others in researching their family history.
Today I discovered that a large part of this ongoing research was published online without my permission, and
by someone who had no other way of knowing this data except
from a large NEHGS Register report I provided them to assist in their research.
I always provide data to people with the caveat that their is no permission given to publish my original research. This individual has broken that caveat, and dishonored the
To publish family data online only referencing the author as your own research is wrong and immoral.
If you dont know or understand this concept you need to check your own position within the genealogical community.
Simply copying someones research and posting it on line as your own is just wrong.
I have taken initial steps to have this data removed from an online site. If this is not done then I must take other steps and remove myself from the online community and no longer be able to help others.
Wayne E. Weatherwax
following David 1747