Tuesday’s Tip: U.S. Copyright for Genealogists

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Tuesday’s Tip: U.S. Copyright for Genealogists

Copyright law in the United States is as old as the country itself and is a complex topic. For genealogists, a basic understanding of copyright is valuable as we negotiate our way through dozens of different types of source materials in the course of our research.

Archivist Peter Hirtle of Cornell University has put together a clear and helpful chart on this complex topic, available here.

 

By |20 Sep 2011|Genealogy|Comments Off on Tuesday’s Tip: U.S. Copyright for Genealogists

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”