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Our message boards are governed by the following set of community standards. Please familiarize yourself with them. By posting on our message boards, you indicate that you accept our Community Standards and the Terms of Service.

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Genealogy.com Community Standards

  1. Be respectful of others' opinions. A difference of opinion can be expressed without resorting to insults and bullying.

  2. Any posts, user names, or subject lines containing profanity, sexually graphic, or offensive language may be deleted. This includes any uses of characters such as @#$% to replace letters.

  3. We don't allow racist, abusive, hateful, violent, or obscene language on any of our message boards. Insulting and defamatory language and personal attacks are not permitted.

  4. Threats, harassment, verbal assaults, and online stalking will not be tolerated. Posts that might be construed as such may be deleted and made available to the proper authorities.

  5. Suggesting or encouraging any illegal activity is cause for immediate deletion and suspension of posting privileges.

  6. We take copyright infringement very seriously. Any articles, news reports, or other copyrighted material included in the posts must be with the permission of the relevant copyright owners.

  7. Don't spam or post chain letters, pyramid schemes, junk mail, or any unsolicited or unauthorized promotional material.

  8. Our boards are meant for discussions, not for commercial solicitation, instant messaging, or advertising purposes, and posts of that nature may be deleted.

  9. All posts should be genealogical in nature. Posts that do not pertain to genealogical matters may be deleted.
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