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
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
website 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 websites 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, 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 motherís 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 designed this website so it does suppress the names of living
individuals. If you are aware that someone is living and their name is shown here, please let me know, so I
can remedy the situation.
Note: Only family member who have a login and login to the site will
be able to view living individual information but only for their branch of the family.
In order to be granted a user ID, you must demonstrate a direct connection to a grand-parent, great-grand-parent,
or great-great-great-grandparent within our family tree.
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Photographs of living individuals are considered personal data and are normally suppressed.
However, if the individual so chooses, a photograph can be tagged as "always visible".
Before any photograph can be included in this website, permission is obtained from the
owner of a photograph (U.S. Copyright Law). Permission is also obtained from living
individuals in a photograph if,
- they are identified in the caption/description or
- they can be identified through deductive reasoning using names/relationships found
The statement "Used with Permission" after the owner's name identifies compliance with
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Personal Data Suppression
To insure the privacy of living individuals, our internet genealogy website always suppress
the personal data of living individuals from viewing by the general public. Personal data
includes, but is not limited to, birth/marriage dates/locations, photographs, notes, and
Note: If a relative does not want their personal data to reside in a
website server database in spite of password protection, that individual and linked
descendants can not be accommodated by the security program. They are reluctantly excluded
from the website.
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Personal Data Access
Personal data access is restricted to family members who must login to access the normally
suppressed personal data of living individuals. The access will be restricted to their own
account. When registering for your user account, you must demonstrate a direct connection to a grand-parent, great-grand-parent,
or great-great-great-grandparent within our family tree. If you are not related, you will not be granted access.
With registration, you will be granted access only to your unique family branch within our
database. If you submit conditional edits, please notify me so I can update my personal computer
database which is used to populate the website. Failure to notify me, may result in your
data not being preserved across a database refresh. Your access will be restricted to:
- You (the registered user) and your spouse (but not your spouse's family).
- Your descendants and their spouses.
- Your parents and grandparents.
- Your uncles/aunts and their spouses.
- Your 1st cousins and their spouses.
- Your siblings and their spouses.
- Your nephews/nieces and their spouses.
Note: To see the personal data of a spouse's family branch, married
users will have to log in with their spouse's user name and password. If any family branch
individual does not want their suppressed personal data accessed, the security design
allows a "lock" to be put on their data. This does, however, preclude registration of that
individual.If you consider using your spouse'e user ID a security violation, please request a second
login account that will be restricted to your spouse's family.
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Personal Data Security
Original data given to me in trust (personal information, e-mail/street addresses, phone
numbers, etc.) is not provided to others unless your approval is first obtained. You
should be aware, however, that most of this information is public domain and may be
readily available to others using internet search engines (e.g., Yahoo People Search,
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This site is owned and operated by Our Roy and Boucher Family. The term "you" will refer
to any person viewing the website content using the URL royandboucher.com.
The Roy and Boucher Family website 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
United States copyright laws and all rights are reserved.
All of the pages located within the domain http://www.royandboucher.com/,
are accessible to the public for free without charges or fees
of any kind, with the exception of access to data on living persons which is allowed only
to family members.
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 website (unless otherwise indicated). Information whose
source is indicated as the Roy Family Reunion was provided by the individual families for
the Roy Family Reunion that was part of the Acadian Festival in Madawaska, Maine in June-July
1994. I reserve all rights to the information on this website.
For those who wish to use this information for personal, noncommercial purposes, I
ask only that you give credit by citing the page url address (http://...) that contains
the information you are using, and/or the name and address of the main page of
the website, for example:
- "The Roy and Boucher Family Genealogy," http://www.royandboucher.com/
or of the main section you are referring to for example:
- "The Ste Luce Cemetary plot and burial listing" at http://www.royandboucher.com/ste_luce/
for information pertaining to the Ste Luce Catholic Church of Frenchville, Aroostook County, Maine.
Note: It is expressly forbidden for anyone to charge for
access to these pages, or to provide the information contained on them to 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.