Chapter 3

Ethics, Privacy, and Law in Genealogy

Genealogy has a long history of legal and ethical concerns: the settling of estates, the eligibility of soccer players for national teams, even who rules a nation. The validation of genealogical information and the publishing of that information, online and otherwise, will also have legal and ethical ramifications. Therefore, ethics, privacy, and copyright are important to consider when you practice your genealogy.



Disclaimer: I am not an attorney, and this chapter is not meant to be legal advice, but merely information.

Say, for example, you find an illegitimate birth, an ethnic surprise, ...

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