Community Code of Conduct


We believe that supporting the professional genealogists of the world represents our greatest opportunity to further connect humanity through family history. We value the contributions of each member of the community and want all to have an experience that benefits them both personally and professionally.

To ensure that all who participate in the Community have a quality experience, all must adhere to our Terms of Service and the following Code of Conduct.

Our Community Standards

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, is committed to providing a positive, supportive environment for everyone, regardless of age, body size, ability, gender identity, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion or sexual orientation.


It is the responsibility of all users, including those that participate in discussions or utilize the available tools, to conform to our community standards, which includes, but it is not limited to - reading and understanding the Code of Conduct, as well as the Terms of Service, contacting if anything is unclear and reporting any activity which violates our code of conduct.

Examples of Acceptable Behaviors:
Be Respectful - mutual respect is key to a healthy community environment
Be Professional - we are here to grow our skillsets and businesses and to interact with like-minded individuals
Be Accepting - this is a No Judgement Zone and there are no bad ideas here
Be Open - we all have different experiences and viewpoints
Be Secure - constructive feedback helps us grow
Be Gracious - a favor acknowledged, a favor returned; be aware of others
Be Positive - improve the discussion
Be Honest - act with integrity and truthfulness; if we delude others, we are deluding ourselves
Be Upfront - truthful representation of yourself, including your experience, education and skills in your online profile

Examples of Unacceptable Behaviors:

Threats - think carefully about the words use; you may not threaten of violence of any nature towards others

Discrimination - no speech which attacks a person or a group of people based on who they are; this includes age, body size, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Bullying - bullying or harassment will not be tolerated, this includes any habitual or targeted intimidation towards a specific person or group. In general, if your actions are unwanted, stop.

Profanity - no swearing or taboo speech

Sexually Language and Imagery - nothing of a pornographic nature is allowed, including nude images, posts/commentary about sexual experiences and the like. If you have questions or concerns about something you want to post, please reach out and ask beforehand by emailing

Unwelcome Sexual Attention or Advances - No asking for, offering of or threatening of sexual favors or actions.

Spam or Promotional Material - no advertising; any content deemed to be spam by the administrative team of will be removed

Copyrighted - if you post something that you did not create yourself, you must have the right to post it.

Respect the privacy of others, including fellow members and clients, by not sharing any identifying information without express written permission to do so.

Any other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional environment.

The administrators of have access to all posts, direct messages, events and the like. If a concern is raised, we reserve the right to review and remove any deemed to violate our Code of Conduct or Terms and Conditions.

Disciplinary actions / Enforcement:

Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in behavior that violates the Code of Conduct, a admin will take action to remedy the situation.

Disciplinary action may include:
Written warning
Suspension from the community
Removal from the community

A subscribing member who engages in behaviors which result in removal from the community will not receive a refund, in full or in part, of fees paid to that point.


The Code of Conduct applies to everyone who works for, is a paid or free member of the community or is visiting and interacting with our website/community in any capacity are subject to the Code of Conduct. This includes:

Business Affiliates Team Members

Contact Us:

If you believe that a participant has violated the Code of Conduct or have any other concerns, please contact the team as follows:

Legal Notices

We take seriously the protection of our community and its members against any bad actors or unsafe or hostile environments being created. We have a Terms of Service and Privacy Policy providing standards of conduct to promote respect, trust and a collaborative environment.  To use this community, you must agree to abide by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.