Personal information of living individuals will never be displayed on this site, not even an "old" photo of a living person. What may be published is the first and last name of the individual. No birth date or location, middle name, nor prefix or suffix. When a living person supplies a photo or document to be used on this site, a link to their email address will accompany it. Also, an email link will be provided when one supplies news, query, or a notation in our guestbook. The exception to this rule is when the information has already been publicly displayed such as in the case of an obituary, tombstone, newspaper articles, or the like.
Any information obtained through the site counter is strictly for the benefit of our curator to determine if our site is being accessed. The counter was changed so all can view the results and can see what is being reported. If our site is not being viewed, what's the sense in maintaining it. Any information obtained through the guestbook is so anybody reading your message may contact you and/or view your web site. The curator's reviewing of messages prior to their posting is only to prevent abuse of the guestbook. Any negative comments about our curator or this site will not be precluded unless the message is deemed unfit for all ages (please remember, this site is family safe). Web page and email links will also be provided for participants of the network. Genealogy information you provide through the sharing process will be shared with other "relatives".
Any phone numbers or physical address will never be given out by our curator or this site. If somebody wants to contact you, they can do so via the email address you provided Ancestral Archives. If you choose to share any other contact information, that is your business.
Due to the ever increasing number of individuals who wish to obtain something without an exchange remember, sharing can ONLY be achieved by those willing to share FIRST. Our curator has been researching these families for over twenty years and has amassed a very large database exceeding 461,000 individuals. And no, it is not expect to receive the same amount of info that is shared. All media received must be formatted for an IBM compatible PC. Please be mindful that these files are "rough drafts" due to continued research and constant editing of this database! If you choose to privatize your file, what you receive will also be privatized. However, if the need arises to edit your file in an attempt to prevent the dissemination of ANY information than your attempt to share is futile. Acceptable data to suppress are a relative's physical addresses, mailing address, or telephone numbers. This is to prevent family members from being harassed as well as being tracked down . . . everyone deserves their privacy.
The sharing of files under 10MB can be sent through email and larger files can be facilitated by using Files2U! Once the requested file is uploaded to this service, you will receive an email providing a link and tracking number to indicate your file is ready for downloading. PLEASE NOTE, you will have only 48 hours to accomplish the download or the file will automatically be deleted. For this service to be effective you will have to download a couple of small software files. Once this is all installed and setup it is almost immediate! When you share, please email our curator with your name and email address so the favor can be returned!!
If you are interested in a lookup, please email your query along with the information and lineage of the person/people you are inquiring about to the appropriate curator. This information will be used to check their database then get back with you!
Here's something you might want to ponder . . . if this site is any indication of the information given freely, don't you wonder what is being shared? Just share openly and completely to find out! We sincerely hope to hear from you very soon!!!