Welcome to the world's largest online community dedicated to family history. This is your chance to share ideas. Ask questions. Offer advice. Forge meaningful connections. Make groundbreaking discoveries. Overall, it's an opportunity to collaborate and share with your family and other community members interested in family history.
The more active you are in our community, the more you'll get out of it. Keep in mind, we're continually making it easier to use and more enjoyable for you.
These guidelines will help you and others enjoy your community experience. However, please remember that all use of the sites is governed by the terms and conditions relating to them, which take precedence over these guidelines.
Our community comprises the Ancestry, RootsWeb and Genealogy.com communities, all of which encourage open and frequent communication between members.
Here are the core beliefs behind our community:
Member Conduct and Use
This community is your forum for sharing thoughts, experiences, resources and discoveries. We appreciate your participation. However, we ask that you carefully read and follow the guidelines below. You'll find that most of them come naturally to you.
As a community member, please:
On the other hand, please:
We reserve the right to delete messages that violate our terms and conditions, move messages posted in the wrong place and edit the surname field, subject line, etc. in any message. We reserve the right to do any of the above without notice in order to preserve community integrity and ensure that people can find what they're seeking.
We do not pre-screen or monitor member-contributed content. Please let us know if you encounter material that you feel is inappropriate under these guidelines or violates our terms and conditions. Use the "report abuse" links throughout the site to do so.
We can't be responsible for the content our members create and share in the community. However, we do reserve the right to remove any postings that disregard the above guidelines or violate our terms and conditions. Serious violations or offenses will subject the responsible member to account termination.
Important Note: Any information you post in our community is public and can be copied, modified and distributed by others. By submitting or posting content in our community, you expressly grant Ancestry.com Operations Inc. the rights set forth in the terms and conditions.
We may modify these guidelines from time to time. Please check back regularly for updates.