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M Ritchie "We do need to be careful about plagiarizing the very wording that other sites use to present that information. We should not steal direct quotes. If we need direct quotes (and in this case, we don't), we must attribute them."
See Copyright issue thread Forums:FamilySearch Wiki Contributors Corner dated 26 May 2011

British History Online has copyright on all text on their site; it is possible to add a link to the relevant material but the text should not be pasted into the page. The copyright question was identified by a moderator earlier this year who removed all material from the relevant page. The Gazetteer entries being added are a secondary source of parish history and whilst they can be linked to the page to allow reader to explore if they wish, pasting Text is we note not felt to be appropriate as the single content of the parish history.

Why not form the link to the British History Online content and leave the invitation to contribute parish history? Since this is copyright text you are adding it will need removal by others in future Yorksbmd 09:20, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Mckaymary

Thank you for your edits and contributions on the Wiki FamilySearch Allerton Mauleverer, Yorkshire and others page. We invite you to continue to edit and contribute to this page as well as other pages of interest as you accrue additional information.You are so appreciated!

You are invited to click on the "User Page" tab at the top of this page just under the "FamilySearch" tree. Here you are given the opportunity to tell about yourself, your interests and desires as far as genealogy is concerned.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to allow the Wiki readers a chance to get to know you.

Welcome, Mckaymary,

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