Wednesday, September 08, 2004

structure and privacy

Rootsweb has three main threads

BBS or message boards


and home pages

eg MOUNTAIN TIES: "The people of the Central Appalachians"

Genealogists use RootsWeb and the incredible power of the Internet to learn more about ancestors and to find far-flung cousins. However we are caught in an incongruous position on privacy matters.

Everyone wants their privacy respected, but are you invading that of your relatives? Technology enables us to share genealogical information easily and quickly via e-mail, mailing lists, chat rooms, bulletin boards, newsgroups, GEDCOMs, CDs and Web sites. In our eagerness to obtain and to share data we forget that our living family members have a right to privacy. We also post personal details about ourselves that we would not put on the local supermarket bulletin board.
see Privacy and the Internet

Melungeon Heritage Page


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