GensourceGroup Internet Privacy Statement


This privacy statement is posted by GensourceGroup to document our commitment to the privacy of our site visitors. This statement pertains to the following domains maintained by GensourceGroup:

Your privacy is very important to us. We do not:

release or sell submitted e-mail addresses or names to anyone.

buy e-mail contact information.

permit "harvesting" of site data by others for commercial purposes.

Please note the statement contained within many site pages;

"The information contained on this site is submitted by individual

genealogists, and we cannot guarantee accuracy. This site is

offered as a free resource to online genealogists; commercial

use of the included information, data, or e-mail's is prohibited."


Common Threads Entries:

Your e-mail address is included with your posting so that other genealogists may contact you regarding that posting. Your personal name is not displayed with your posting.

GensourceGroup will e-mail you at the time of entry submission using the address you provided to verify its validity. You may receive an e-mail from us on a periodic basis (up to four times per year) to verify that your address is still current. GensourceGroup reserves the right to e-mail you regarding your entry or the status of your posting.


I Found It Entries:

Your name and e-mail address are NOT posted with your site entry when search results are displayed to users. Your e-mail address does appear on the "update" page, but not your name.

GensourceGroup will e-mail you at time of submission to confirm our receipt of your entry. We will also e-mail you to confirm changes to your entry or deletion of your site from our database. GensourceGroup reserves the right to e-mail you regarding your site or the status of your posting.



GensourceGroup sites contain links to other sites. Gensource is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Site statistical tracking:

Our server logs IP (Internet Provider) addresses for system administration purposes. IP addresses are logged to track a user's session, so we may evaluate general usage statistics to help improve our web sites. IP addresses are not linked to anything that is personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will remain anonymous.

Banner Ads

GensourceGroup works with a third party that serves ads to these sites. To find out more about how Flycast manages the privacy of information in conjunction with serving ads on this site, please go to

Ads may contain cookies, delivered by those who are serving ads on our sites. Our sites do not use cookies, and you will not be hindered from using our sites if your browser is configured to block cookies.


Public Forums

Our site may include links to chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.



GensourceGroup does not use, distribute or sell e-mail addresses or information about users of e-mail addresses provided through domain names,,, and We may send informational e-mail only to those who have elected to receive e-mail regarding their service or special promotions when signing on to this service.


GensourceGroup is partnered with to provide web-based mail service, and their policies regarding such information are detailed in their privacy statement located at


Questions / contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may e-mail questions to