Privacy statement

Use of email addresses

If you supply your email address, for example to sign up for a newsletter or in a comment form, the email address will only be used for that specific purpose.

You will not receive newsletters or other mailings unless you sign up to do so. If you do sign up for a newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter. The newsletter is handled by MailChimp, a professional newsletter service that respects privacy and holds the TRUSTe Privacy Seal.

The email address you leave in the comment or contact form will only be used to contact you about that specific question or comment. If you have a question that could be referred to someone else, you will be contacted first.

Genealogical information about living people

To protect the privacy of living people, this website will not publish information about people who may still be alive unless they have given permission. This includes anybody born less than 100 years ago for whom it is unknown if they died.

Please refrain from including information about living people in comments, as these comments will be deleted as soon as discovered.

Gathering information about visitors

This website uses Google Analytics to collect statistical information about visitors to improve the quality of the site. For example, the number of visits to each article is counted to see which topics readers find most interesting. This aggregated information cannot be traced to an individual.

In order to gather these statistics, Google Analytics uses cookies to track your use of this website. If you choose not to accept cookies by refusing cookies in your browser settings, the website will continue to work as usual and your visit will not be tallied in the statistics.