The primary objective in genealogy is to identify all ancestors
and descendants in a particular family tree and to collect personal
data on them. As a minimum this data includes the individual's name and
the date location of birth, marriage, and death. In order to support
research by other genealogists, this data is often published on
internet genealogy Web sites.
As a genealogist, therefore, I may have collected much personal
information on you and your family from a variety of sources. The
privacy of this information is important to me and I assure you there
Africa Web site with which you will be satisfied.
Most of us would prefer not to have to worry about our personal
data but, in this day and age, we must use caution to prevent misuse of
the information. Identity theft and credit fraud are the worst
problems. There is concern that information distributed to distant
relatives or put on a genealogy Web site makes it easier for
unscrupulous individuals to commit invasions of privacy or other
frauds. However, the personal information that the identity thieves and
credit fraud perpetrators want are full names, ID and social security
numbers, dates and places of birth, current occupation, employment
data, and bank/credit card account numbers. One or two facts alone
(e.g. your name and or your mother's maiden name) are not enough
information to cause damage.
Names and Relationships
Many genealogy programs can suppress the names of living
individuals and substitute "living" or "still
living". I can change this Website so it does suppress the names
of all living individuals. However, I chose not to, as that defeats the
objective of identifying descendants of the 1820 Settlers and assisting
other researchers in "finding their place" in the 1820
Settler genealogies and establishing their own ancestry and if they are
linked to them.
Personal Data Suppression
To ensure the privacy of living individuals, I will only show
their names publically, and not their birth dates, occupations,
residential addresses or any other personal information. If you are
concerned that your name is shown here, please let me know, so I can
remedy the situation by flagging your website information as private
and non-viewable by the general public or by logged in members.
I do keep all my genealogy information in my desktop program,
currently Family Historian, and I do privatise the information that I
have before creating and uploading the export file which I import into
the Website application. Any information that I flag as
"private" in Family Historian does not get exported to the
Note: Only some family members and specific approved researchers
who have a login and login to the site will be able to view living
individual information. Currently this is less than 0.5% of the
Photographs of living individuals are considered personal data
and are normally suppressed.
Personal Data Security
By submitting genealogical data to me, either verbally, by email,
or by any form of submission directly from the website, you implicitly
give me permissions to store your names and any contact details in my
databases as part of that submission. By registering for an account, or
by submitting a Family Group Worksheet by the online form, that
permission is explicitly given. In turn, I will endeavor to keep that
personal information private and secure to the best of my abilities.
Original data submitted to me on living persons (personal
information, e-mail, street addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is taken on
trust that you, the submitter have the relevant permissions to do so.
You should be aware, however, that most of this information may already
be in the public domain and may be readily available to others using
internet search engines (e.g. Facebook, Yahoo People Search, Ancestry,
Family Search, Findmypast, Geni, MyHeritage, Wikitree, Google.com,
As part of my genealogy hobby, I do a fair amount of research
into the 1820 Settler trees to verify the accuracy of the data that I
have, and to complete their ancestry and descendancy as best I can. I
do use a lot of the above mentioned websites, and others in sourcing
data, as well as a never ending expanding library of books to which I
have access. Again, all these books are in the public domain, but
unfortunately not all have completely accurate information. I do try to
cite my sources wherever I can.
The British 1820 Settlers to South Africa Web site contains
copyrighted material and other proprietary information including, but
not limited to, text, photos, and graphics. The entire contents of this
site, including the title logo, are copyrighted as a collective work
under the British, United States and other country copyright laws and
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All of the pages located within the domain
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without charges or fees of any kind, with the exception of access to
data on living persons which is allowed only to a few approved
The information on this site is intended to be freely used by
researchers for personal, non-commercial use that is not meant to
generate income or money. All of the transcriptions and other research
located on this site have been undertaken by myself, owner of the Web
site, or other interested genealogists who have submitted their
transcriptions directly or publically.
For those who wish to use this information for personal,
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page URL address (http:.''...) that contains the information you are
using, and or the name and address of the main page of the Web site,
for example: British 1820 Settlers to South Africa or
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anyone for any kind of fee or charge, or to use them in a commercial
manner. If you have been charged a fee to access these pages, or know
of a site that is doing so, or that is reproducing information from
this site for a fee, please contact me using the link at the bottom of
the page. Thanks.
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any changes thereto:
- The British 1820 Settlers to South Africa Web site is for the
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content of this site can not be used for any sort of unsolicited mail
or commercial purposes.
- Individual images may be copied by users for their personal use.
General distribution, including use on other Web sites, is prohibited
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This database contains information that has been proved as well as information that is speculative and in the process of being proved or disproved. Do not take everything you find here (or in any other online database) as gospel truth.
- Every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the data.
However, since some of the information was provided by others without
documented sources, there is the possibility of errors.
- Neither I nor the British 1820 Settlers to South Africa website
can be held responsible for the accuracy of any content or material
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- Furthermore, you agree not to hold me or the website responsible
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