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Hello Gmcdon,
I have noticed that you are adding Gazetteer text from British History Online which is protected by copyright

M Ritchie "We do need to be careful about plagiarizing the very wording that other sites use to present that information. We should not steal direct quotes. If we need direct quotes (and in this case, we don't), we must attribute them."
See Copyright issue thread Forums:FamilySearch Wiki Contributors Corner dated 26 May 2011

British History Online has copyright on all text on their site; it is possible to add a link to the relevant material but the text should not be pasted into the page. The copyright question was identified by a moderator earlier this year who removed all material from the relevant page. The Gazetteer entries being added are a secondary source of parish history and whilst they can be linked to the page to allow reader to explore if they wish, pasting Text is we note not felt to be appropriate as the single content of the parish history. See Letwell, Yorkshire Genealogy as an example of an initial parish history to which church history and listed building entry might be added.
Hucknall 19:47, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Gmcdon

Thank you for your edits and contributions on the  Wiki FamilySearch Kirby Grindalythe, Yorkshire page. We invite you to continue to edit and contribute to this page as well as other pages of interest as you accrue additional information. You are so appreciated!

You are invited to click on the "User Page" tab at the top of this page just under the "FamilySearch" tree. Here you are given the opportunity to tell about yourself, your interests and desires as far as genealogy is concerned.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to allow the Wiki readers a chance to get to know you.

Welcome, Gmcdon,

We are happy that you have joined the research community of FamilySearch Research Wiki. We want to help you enjoy your involvement in this wiki community.

You are not alone. I am one of several people on the Welcoming Committee for FamilySearch Wiki. Each of us wants to make your time on the Wiki a fulfilling, and worthwhile experience.

As a new contributor, you may feel a little overwhelmed at the scope of the Wiki. If and when you need help please contact me (Gbo17) for assistance. If I don’t know the answer, I will find someone who does.

Review the Wiki Tour to get you started and help

Thanks again and welcome aboard,
Gbo17 16:08, 19 August 2011 (UTC)


Thank you[edit source]

It's obvious that you've made many edits to the Wiki and we appreciate all your help. We'd love to see you put some information about yourself on your User page so that we can acknowledge you and give you recognition for all you do. averyld 22:40, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

The Guide to statement.[edit source]

We have noticed that you have removed the Guide to statement. These are being placed on the pages to make them more search able on google and other searches. Please leave them on the pages. Thanks Sandralpond 18:07, 29 October 2014 (UTC)