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From: George <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] Re: Freepages-Help-D Digest V02 #280
Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 09:08:27 -0400
I have provided information on living persons and have found it used
inappropriately on web sites and in documents. I no longer give out
information on living people except to family members. Betty is correct,
it is a courtesy not to distribute information on the living, it is also
Your freedom becomes limited when you impose your will on others. The
constitution does protect us, but we also have some responsibility to
protect ourselves, family, and friends.
>Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 12:15:20 -0400
>From: bettyjm <>
>Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Danger to living family members
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>The matter of withholding information on the living is a matter of courtesy.
>Etiquette is all about not hurting others' feelings or making them feel
>uncomfortable. Most genealogists, heretofore, being a courteous and
>have made it a practice to with hold information on the living for
>If we make this a matter of law and constitution, then others probably
>forced to come in and make the decisions "for" us.
>After reading here how many people would readily publish information on
>I can easily see why some family members shy away from giving genealogical
>information as though we were going to incarcerate them or their children.
>Betty Naff Mitchell
>"Mitchell Genealogy Newsletter"
>Naff and Related Families
>Mail Certified Virus Free by Norton Internet Security 2002
>Jerry Criner wrote:
>> Either you have the free promulgation of information, or you choose
>> censorship. And who is going to tell you what you can publish or say?
>> why we have the U.S. Constitution--to protect us from those who would
>> FOR us.
>> Jerry Criner
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