I have just looked at the conditions for submitting a tree to the
One of the conditions is that the tree must be all the result of one's
own research, or only published with the permission of the originator.
This requirement is surely quite impossible to meet. Almost every tree
is the result of collaboration. Some of the people whose copies of
original records have enhanced my tree first sent these to another
relative; some are dead. My tree, like many other peoples's was started
by a deceased forebear; some of my BMD data was published in a book
whose authors are now unreachable.. Many records were not in English so
I've translated them - does that entitle me to call them my own
research, even though someone else dug the copies out of an archive,
which is of course always the case for online research.
St Albans, UK
St Albans, UK.