Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Theft!

The Legal Genealogist has reported here and Olive Tree Genealogy reported here on another case of someone copying someone else's work without giving credit to the original author. She is writing about the article here where the website www.genealogyintime.com states that some copied some of their articles without permission and without crediting them as the author.




Plagiarism is a serious problem in the genealogy community.  I know, I have had it happen to me more than once I was not impressed!    I am not talking about copying of facts such as a birth date or a marriage date, or even the copying of a photo or two, but word for word copying of entire website pages and other work I had spent weeks learning to create.

Please, genealogists, if you wish to use the work of another genealogist, ask their permission, and give them credit!