i have some pics on pc that came off my FB of my family, i wanted to use for my tree can i

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I know the people in pic i have spent time with them they are my family members. However i do not need troubles.
in Policy and Style by Kathy Moehring G2G1 (1.3k points)
Hi Kathy, Any photos you add are fine if you own or have permission to use them. The privacy of each photo is connected to the privacy of the profile. Most living family members will be partially private, making any photos attached to them private.

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If you didn't take the photos, don't post them, unless you have permission from the person who did take the photo.

If you did take the photos and they are of living people, I would ask their permission first.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Kathy Moehring
ok that is sad though, i am unable to share pics of my family members on my tree.

thank you for you time i appreciate it.
It is unethical to post information on living individuals, or post someone else's pictures without permission. This is true in genealogy circles and for the internet as a whole. More people need to learn this and live by it...
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Hi Kathy,

There are two main considerations here:

1) Do you have permission of the person who took the photos (or whomever owns the copyright) to post their photos here - if not, definitely ask their permission first; and,

2) Are the subjects of the photo likely to be upset about you putting pictures of them here? If they are, or if you don't know them well enough to answer that question, it is probably a good idea to ask them too (and if you haven't done so already, make sure you are familiar with how photo privacy works on Wikitree)

by Rob Ton G2G6 Pilot (276k points)
The two or three i have posted No they will not be mad, one of them was/or is my deceased uncle. The other is my father, and he allows me to post them my family knows i post there was only one who requested me not to and i do not post out of respect to her and her three adult children.

I would never put something that would be out of line up either. My own children send me pics all the time to post.  

Rob, i have gone a read that , matter fact that is why i asked the question.


you for your time too guys!

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