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    I'm interested in hearing from others who plan or are already publishing their surname group results to a web page set up just for that group.

    What are you doing about releases from the participants to publish their data?
    Are you publishing names and email addresses if given permission?
    Are you getting a liability release?
    Are you linking pedigrees to the individual test results? or maybe just the oldest ancestor?

    I want to do this right, obviously protect the results and those who have participated. But we also want the results to have meaning for the family and for future researchers as well.

  • #2
    Part 1.

    I am the BLAIR DNA Project Family Coordinator. I have a website (http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/) for the project. Among other items the website has:
    an online application
    an online pedigree chart
    a Release of Liability/Liability Waiver
    and an Information Release Form

    I use a "2 tier" system for publishing participant information.

    When a person join the project they must allow me to publish their project code number, oldest ancestor's information, and DNA markers on the website. No other information released without their written permission. They also agree that they have read and agree to abide by my Release of Liability/Liability Waiver.

    Participants are encouraged to share contact and pedigree information by printing the Information Release Form, filling it out, and mailing it to me. The form allows each participant to specify the amount of information they wish to share with others.

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    • #3
      Part 2.

      If a participants fills out the Information Release Form the information he/she wishes to share is added to a webpage on participants. Only the information specified on the form is published.

      The participant's kit number on the Results page is linked to the Participant Page. If the participant agrees to release his pedigree chart the chart is added to the website with a link to it.

      To see how this all works you might want to visit the following pages on my website:
      http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/application.html
      http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/release.html
      http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/information.html
      http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/pedigree.html
      http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/results.html
      http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/participants.html

      I hope this help, it works well for our project.

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      • #4
        I partially answered this on the

        thread about the Automatic Join or Not.
        Here's a link to a page I made on website re: privacy http://www.halcyondays.com/dna/privacy.htm
        I figured it this way from the start, especially with Smith as a surname project, that there would likely be lots of participants over time and I wanted to keep it as simple, FOR ME, and as private, while sharing information, FOR THEM, as possible. Therefore, I consider that someone joins a surname project in order to compare information with others (one can, for example, simply take a DNA test for a given surname outside of a project, you can see that by looking at some surnames and seeing that the numbers do not match the project participant numbers). So already he wants to know he may stack up with others and, at the very least, eliminate some dead ends if not find a match.
        The participant has already signed a release form with FTDNA about their data. I let them know what I intend to do with gedcoms and family trees and that person lets me know if he has any stipulations, and I save all email conversations. At no time is there any link on the DNA site with a given person-the ONLY way someone can, via the project, contact another, is through a one-off form I created, thereby allowing others to contact the person without putting me in the role of middleman. Should anyone ever write me back AFTER THEY INITIALLY SENT ME INFO, to tell me to take off or alter their pedigree, I of course would do that, but keep in mind that I wouldn't have it in the first place had they not sent it in response to my request.
        For my own reference, on the FTDNA admin page, I put a short description of which ancestor a person descends from and then a note when I have put the line on the page. This allows me to see who has not sent info yet or who I have not finished putting a line up for on the page.
        Again, the work that i actually do is in converting info someone sends me to a pleasing, but privatized format for the web and then putting results on the page within a few days of seeing them once they come in AND touting the project in order to garner more participants. And leaves me lots of time to pursue other useful and happy endeavors besides the project.

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        • #5
          Thank you debh & John Blair. You have helped greatly. John, I am very familiar with your site. Myself and Rich Thomas have used you as a guide for our own THOMAS site.

          Thanks for your help.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jablair
            Part 1.

            I am the BLAIR DNA Project Family Coordinator. I have a website (http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/) for the project. Among other items the website has:
            an online application
            an online pedigree chart
            a Release of Liability/Liability Waiver
            and an Information Release Form

            I use a "2 tier" system for publishing participant information.

            When a person join the project they must allow me to publish their project code number, oldest ancestor's information, and DNA markers on the website. No other information released without their written permission. They also agree that they have read and agree to abide by my Release of Liability/Liability Waiver.

            Participants are encouraged to share contact and pedigree information by printing the Information Release Form, filling it out, and mailing it to me. The form allows each participant to specify the amount of information they wish to share with others.

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            • #7
              I would never publish a living individuals's name. Our ancestral charts are complete from the fatherest back ancestor down to the participant. With "living" substituted for the ancestor's name when that is the case. This is the most helpful way I can think of to connect other far-flung relatives who may happen upon this web site.

              Example:

              http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb....gen/11097.html

              Janet Crain

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              • #8
                Mistake, Mistake,

                Originally posted by btchaffin
                Thank you debh & John Blair. You have helped greatly. John, I am very familiar with your site. Myself and Rich Thomas have used you as a guide for our own THOMAS site.

                Thanks for your help.

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