I was wondering about posting pictures to profiles. [closed]

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Hi!  When I was working on Columbus Jefferson Pike's (Pike-1965) profile during the Source-a-thon, I tried to upload a photo of his death certificate. (I like to have "original" documents when I can find them.)  When I tried to add it, it came up where the "popular photo" comes up and I didn't think it was the proper subject matter for a "popular photo" contest, so I took it down. (Thank you for the instructions on how to do that. LOL)  Can we upload photos of documents and things, besides just citing sources?  If so, how?

Thanks for your help.

Carol

Henry-4324
WikiTree profile: Columbus Pike
closed with the note: I don't know if I said something wrong.
in The Tree House by Carol Edge G2G Crew (990 points)
closed by Carol Edge

1 Answer

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Yes, you can upload documents, but there are copyright issues, so you need to either own the document or have permission to upload it.  I haven't really tried asking for permission and instead give the information on where it comes from and if possible add a link to an online location where it can be found.  That's why I source most gravestones from Find A Grave, and use the URL rather than a copy of the .jpg. That way you just need one click and you have the gravestone.  BTW, you shouldn't really use FAG pages without a gravestone as sources since they normally don't have source for the information, and if they do, you're better off to go to where they found it and link to that site.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (407k points)

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