FamilySearch Wiki:Copyrights

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Usage of this site is governed by the FamilySearch Conditions of Use. Most contributions are governed by the Creative Commons license, or are in the public domain. Before placing any copyrighted material on this site be sure to review the Creative Commons license and make sure that if you are not the copyright holder that you have permission from the copyright holder to contribute the copyrighted material.

Materials which infringe on copyrights must not be added. Only copyright owners may place copyrighted materials on the Research Wiki unless the contributor has received the written consent of the copyright owner. Materials from other Creative Commons sites (look for the Creative Commons icon at the bottom of each page on the site) can be placed on this site without concern. Care should be taken to always properly attribute sources, and to show the corresponding license tag(s) in any copied image file's description. When there are infrigements, that information will be deleted from the page.

The only exceptions to this rule are the following types of images, which will include proper licensing and attribution:

  • Images from FamilySearch Historical Record Collections
  • Genealogical organization logos
  • Personal images on user pages

Guidelines[edit | edit source]

  • The {{Copyright}} template may be added to a page to inform the reader and editors of the page that the content appears to contain copyrighted material.
  • Make the editors concerned aware of the Research Wiki guideline to Link, don’t copy

External links[edit | edit source]