New member introducing myself

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Hello all!

Newbie here, just uploaded my GEDCOM from Ancestry!

Just got approved for Pre-1700s and have linked from UK to USA some tenuous links along the way.

My interest is Hobby and Moreton.

Interested to know what is copyrighted by Ancestry? so I can upload documents/sources.
WikiTree profile: Steven Hobby
in The Tree House by Steven Hobby G2G Crew (310 points)

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Steven: Welcome to WikiTree. Your hundreds of contributions in just over a week are impressive. I used the Connection Finder at the bottom of your profile to learn that we are 27 degrees from each other. My 6G-grandmother and your 7G-grandfather are related by a number of marriages. I do not have an answer to your question, but I wanted to thank you for joining WikiTree. We are lucky to have you as a member. Anne
by A. Creighton G2G6 Pilot (627k points)
selected by Steven Hobby
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Hi Steven and welcome to Wikitree!

I'm not an expert on copyright but I think the best way forward is to link to the sources. Here's some info on that: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Links_to_Ancestry

Wikitree encourages the use of free sources when possible over those behind a paywall. There is a way to share an Ancestry image so that anyone can see it but I don't have much experience there either. Maybe someone with more Ancestry experience can provide further details.

Have fun and drop by the forum if you need help along the way!
by Peggy Watkins G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
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Welcome to WikiTree, Steven! I wish you all the best!

As far as Ancestry.com images, it is not a matter of copyright law but contract law. Many, if not most, of the images their are not copyrightable by them because of the age of the documents. However, when you became an Ancestry.com you accepted their terms of service which includes information about how their images of those documents may be used by subscribers. You should review the terms of service and decide. Scroll down to the very bottom or your Ancestry.com homepage for a link to the document. People here have varying opinions about what the terms of service allows and limits. However, for almost all of their images, Ancestry.com provides a "shareable link." Look in the tools at the right-hand side of the image to find this link. The WikiTree help page Peggy provided will explain to you how to include that link in your source citations.
by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (308k points)

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