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From: "Cindy Amrhein" <>
Subject: [APG] research rights
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 09:33:09 -0400
Once again I need the groups expert professional guidance. Please and
thank you. ;-)
Because I am a historian and an abstractor, I give lectures on genealogy
and house histories, and how to search systemically like an abstractor
would. I've done several house histories, mostly for my town trying to
solve my own mysteries. I've done some for others but mostly the basic
guts, and I let them continue the part of the people who lived in the home.
I usually provide things like children, burials, basic stuff.
So it seems my reputation is getting around in a favorable way, and I
have been contacted to do more. I have one that I need to give a lot of
thought to because they request a contract with specs of what I intend to
do. This is fine by me, but I have never written one up.
The property is an original poor house built in 1829. I am to do all
aspects of the property title including the owners in depth, poor house
residents where I can find documentation of them, and if I'm lucky what
happened to them. So this is like a REAL big family. ;-)
I am getting paid per hour plus copies of course. Now this is a
historic property. What I find will determine restoration and any national
land mark applications. If that happens I am guessing she would want to
publish the history in some way. So how do I word that stuff in the
contract? I am getting paid to do it so it would be hers, BUT is it ok to
include in the contract that any published works must mention myself as the
researcher of the work?
This is like doing a double genealogy. That of the house and that of
the people. I imagine you all have come across the research rights aspect
of these things and would be able to give me the most accurate advice.
Thank you in advance.
Town of Alabama Historian
Genesee Co., NY
Historian's Page - Alabama, NY
Experience the town of Alabama in Genesee County, New York. History,
tombstone inscriptions, census records, history of the Tonawanda Seneca
Indians and the Iroquois. Enjoy a good murder mystery? Read about the
murders of Polly Frisch.
(The Association of Public Historians of New York State)
Genesee County, NY website. Includes History Department, (under "Historian")
The Genesee Area Genealogy Society lists the names and addresses for all the
Genesee & Wyoming County Historians