Of course, it’s been posted all over the internet about how I follow our alienating parent around (stalk is the word she uses) and copy everything she does …. while documentation shows otherwise.
You’ll notice this wonderful family photo of my husband’s grandparents that we have and which we posted on ancestry.com — unfortunately before we realized how important it was to watermark or protect them. (The photo did not bear our watermark when it was originally posted in 2010.) That is a mistake we made and we’re living with that mistake. We don’t feel the need to dwell on the fact that others are posting these photos and we certainly don’t accuse them of stealing them from us. Actually, that’s part of genealogy — the sharing of information. We’ve gotten so much from others and are usually happy to reciprocate. Except, of course, when someone takes one of our photos and then takes us out of it! lol!
Anyway, as you can clearly see, we originally submitted this photo on September 9, 2010. And guess who posted it on November 8, 2010?
We have plenty of examples of this, but here’s another one:
This doesn’t show something we posted, but rather something we found and attached to our tree. Our alienating parent made a big deal about the fact that we were copying information she had posted about her granddaughter’s paternal family — which also happens to be my husband’s granddaughter’s paternal family. But, as you can see, we found it and posted it on our tree on February 28, 2012, while our alienating parent didn’t find it (probably from our tree, truth be known) and then attached it to her tree on March 10, 2012.
Here is someone who has thousands of people in her tree: my ancestors, my step-father’s family, my step-brother-in-law’s family …. the list goes on. But when we post information about a family who is biologically connected to ours, she posts a rant about it? And goes so far as to accuse us of copying from her information — even when the posts on ancestry.com clearly show otherwise!