Cousin Bait? Sure.
But guess what.
IT STOPS THERE.
No you cannot have my photos and No you cannot have my ancestor's stories One World Tree. Those belong to them and they belong to me and other "certified" members of their families - no one else.
Why is that you ask?
For whatever reasons that these One World Tree sites want their photos and stories, those reasons are not good enough. You see - anyone can duplicate my research - it's "easy" - just start searching all the databases, repositories and collections that I and my family members have. You can surely duplicate my tree. No problem. With up to a decade or so of dedicated research you can come up with their dates and locations, etc. No big deal, if you want that information bad enough for whatever purpose you have.
But their photos and stories? No way. They belong to their families - not the world. They were passed down like the hand crocheted tablecloth that I have that is well over a hundred years old. They are family heirlooms just like the typewriting medal my grandmother won a hundred or so years ago. You want the medal too?
So you say - I don't share? I think not - I share everything to any one of my family members who want all the data and artifacts that I have collected. No problem. Just ask - if you are related.
One big "dead people" database? Not for me. And especially if that database includes THEIR photos and THEIR stories.
Those stories were lived by them and passed down to me and I recorded some of them via blog posts and articles. And indeed I have uploaded some of their photos online - but not to the One World Tree sites. So you will have to plagiarize the stories and steal the photos if you want them ALL IN ONE PLACE.
It's up to you.
In case you guessed it I am not a strong proponent of the "One World Tree" concept, especially for photos and stories.
What do you think? Please comment below.