For my own convenience, and for those who are not guilty of copyright infringement, I have decided to put the basic information back. I will not be restoring the pages with photos, wills, cemetery incriptions and photos, bible pages or any other additional information. I am putting up the basic family, linked together. And that's it. If you are interested in some family, please contact me. I'm sorry for having to drastically edit these pages. I had hoped to build a family site all could enjoy. Blame the ones who copy and use information and images as if they had done all the hard work. And it is copyright infringement, due to the way in which the information was presented. Again, I'll repeat, there ARE ERRORS throughout these pages. I know about most of them, and I have not corrected them on purpose. It's one means of identifying those who have stolen my hard work and that of others and won't even acknowledge the source of the information. I will provide the quick links to some specific families.
Gingerich Family Researcher - Archivist - Author
November 13, 2011
Because some people do not read or do not pay attention to what they have read, I have deleted all the family pages on this website. I have asked, in bold script below, to please DO NOT PUT THIS MATERIAL ON A SITE SUCH AS ANCESTRY.COM. That was of no use. Many people have taken ALL my hard work, the links, the documents and the photographs, and have put them on their ancestry pages. And so far, NO ONE has even asked permission, and only a handful have ever stated where they got the information to begin with. IF you have a genuine interest in a particular family, contact me via the link below and I will discuss the family with you. Otherwise, the information is no longer available to be taken and used without permission. I'm sorry about this as I do believe in a free interchange of genealogy information. However, I can't disregard the fact that it is very disconcerting to be searching for information at ancestry.com, for which I pay a hefty yearly fee, and find MY photos, and MY renderings of photos staring at me from webpages of people I don't know. So again. The links won't work. The alphabetical lists will only serve to show you the names that I have collected information about. Contact me if you are serious about family history. Thank you.
By the way. For those of you who have helped yourself to the material, I'd like you to know that there are errors scattered throughout the files. I left the errors there on purpose, to make it easier to identify those who were so generous with my work.
***NOTICE: ABOUT THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE***
FIRST The research and webpage work on this Genealogical Website are copyrighted ( ©1997 Barbara Rivas). Please do NOT submit any of this information to a COMMERICAL GENEALOGY SITE, such as Family Tree Maker, Ancestry.Com or other website dot coms that sell the material. Some of the information is from other researchers. You must also have their permission to use the material they've worked hard on compiling. Just because the work of others is posted here does NOT give you permission to submit their work to Family Tree Maker or other re-sale sites.
SECOND If you want to use any information on your webpage, I would appreciate a note from you asking for permission. I'd be happy to make a reciprocal link. If the information comes from a third-party, ask them for permission. I've tried to provide links to any contributors.
THIRD Please verify all references for yourself. I do not guarantee anyone else's work.
Thank you very much for your cooperation in these matters. Please, enjoy browsing through the pictures and information. I believe in sharing, and you're welcome to any of my information for non-commerical purposes. If you have any questions or remarks, please e-mail me
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