Saltillo Road Policies Saltillo Road

This is a simple website about genealogy. You wouldn't think that we would even need a policies page, but some people are offended by the weirdest things. To prevent any misunderstandings, we have included these policies to explain what you can expect from us, the "owners" of this site; and what we expect from you, the "users."



Copyrights??!?!? I just wanted to see if you had any information about my Uncle Larry!

There are alot of myths and misconceptions floating around when it comes to copyrights and genealogical information. The thrust of it is this: My birthday cannot be copyrighted. Nor can my brother's name. These are FACTS and cannot be copyrighted.Pictures can be copyrighted. Descriptive text can be copyrighted. You get the idea.

That said, it should be of no surprise to you that all of the original material on this site is, of course, copyrighted! To learn more about copyright law, check out the following links:


One of the greatest concerns in online genealogy today is the inclusion of living persons on websites like this one. Most of the time you will find that people do not care if you have their information online, since any computer-saavy person can get the same information by other means. But there are others that do not wish any of their data to be made available.

For this reason, we have adopted a "no living persons" policy for this website. We have taken great care to remove ALL living persons from the information presented here. If you find any living people while you are looking at this site, please email us immediately so that they can be removed.

If you would like to learn more about on-line privacy, please visit the TEXAS GENWEB site.

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Conscious of the fact that sharing information or data with others, whether through speech, documents or electronic media, is essential to family history research and that it needs continuing support and encouragement, responsible family historians consistently—

  • respect the restrictions on sharing information that arise from the rights of another as an author, originator or compiler; as a living private person; or as a party to a mutual agreement.
  • observe meticulously the legal rights of copyright owners, copying or distributing any part of their works only with their permission, or to the limited extent specifically allowed under the law's "fair use" exceptions.
  • identify the sources for all ideas, information and data from others, and the form in which they were received, recognizing that the unattributed use of another's intellectual work is plagiarism.
  • respect the authorship rights of senders of letters, electronic mail and data files, forwarding or disseminating them further only with the sender's permission.
  • inform people who provide information about their families as to the ways it may be used, observing any conditions they impose and respecting any reservations they may express regarding the use of particular items.
  • require some evidence of consent before assuming that living people are agreeable to further sharing of information about themselves.
  • convey personal identifying information about living people—like age, home address, occupation or activities—only in ways that those concerned have expressly agreed to.
  • recognize that legal rights of privacy may limit the extent to which information from publicly available sources may be further used, disseminated or published.
  • communicate no information to others that is known to be false, or without making reasonable efforts to determine its truth, particularly information that may be derogatory.
  • are sensitive to the hurt that revelations of criminal, immoral, bizarre or irresponsible behavior may bring to family members.

2000 by National Genealogical Society. Permission is granted to copy or publish this material provided it is reproduced in its entirety, including this notice.


We have included links to other websites in many different location on this site. All of these links exist to provide additional information to you, the user of this site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of these sites.


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