14 May 2007

the Famous Census Images--followup

For the time being, the famous census and other famous images will not be on our site.

In answer to some questions--this is not a copyright issue. The image of a census microfilm can be reproduced and posted by anyone who wants to. The real issue here is the license agreement for those who use Ancestry.com's databases and images. Previous staff were "ok" with the posting of the images. New staff have decided that is no longer the case.

Until I can view the images from the microfilm or find a vendor allowing me to post their images that part of our site will remain offline.