Copyright Information for Allen INGenWeb Project

Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. Copied from the U.S. Copyright Office FAQ.

Allen County INGenWeb Project is part of the volunteer INGenWeb Project and USGenWeb Project providing Free online genealogical information since 1996.

We attempt to provide current links to online sources, but mistakes happen. If you find errors or ommisions please Contact Allen INGenWeb.

Fair Use

Allen County INGenWeb Project welcomes the "Fair Use" of our web site and its contents for non-commercial research purposes when citing your sources.

See the United States Copyright Fair Use page and Columbia University Libraries Information Services Copyright Advisory Office Fair Use Checklist or Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors at Stanford University Libraries.

Additional Copyright Information

  1. USGenWeb Project Copyright Information
  2. 10 Big Myths about copyright explained by Brad Templeton originally 1994, updated 2008
  3. THE LEGAL GENEALOGIST blog by  has several Copyright topics including That 1923 date , Copyright and the lost letters, Copyright and the website, Copyright and the old family photo, Photos and the family homestead, Copyright and the obit, Copyright and the post-1963 obit, Copyright & the newspaper article.
  4. Copyright and Fair Use - Stanford University Libraries - Videos on Fair Use
  5. Copyright, Plagiarism & Fair Use - Evidence Explained 2.6 by Elizabeth Shown Mills, offers a succinct set of guidelines for these three issues. Evidence Explained on Facebook, [January 1, 2013]
  6. Copyright Resources for Genealogy Societies - from the Federation of Genealogical Societies
  7. Copyright and Copy Wrong -- Genealogists and Family Historians need to do it RIGHT! December 6, 2012 from the National Genealogical Society
  8. Copyright Myths - Dick Eastman's Newsletter September 14, 2011 discussion with reader comments
  9. Copyright Term and Public Domain in the United States - annual chart Cornell University table of dates and terms
  10. Citing Primary Sources Library of Congress - based on MLA-Style Citation Format and Chicago Citation Format.
  11. Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright - by U.S. Copyright Office
  12. Guidelines For Publishing Web Pages On The Internet The National Genealogical Society
  13. Guidelines for Sharing Information with Others Recommended by the National Genealogical Society
  14. Is It Covered By Copyright? - Consult the Copyright Genie - What's Your Wish?
  15. Online Guides to Citing Electronic Sources Purdue Online Writing Lab
  16. The Online Books Page - Frequently Asked Questions - lists over a million online books
  17. Oral Interviews + Copyright -- Are You Using Best Practices? published March 13, 2014 on the National Genealogical Society blog.
  18. QuickLesson 15: Plagiarism—Five "Copywrongs" of Historical Writing by Elizabeth Shown Mills,  Evidence Explained: Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage (https://www.evidenceexplained.com/content/quicklesson-15-plagiarism—five-copywrongs-historical-writing : [January 8, 2013]).
  19. Standards For Sharing Information With Others Recommended by the National Genealogical Society from 2000
  20. United States Copyright Office has a list of factsheets
  21. Using Creative Commons Licenses for Sharing your Genealogy FamilySearch TechTips April 12, 2012
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