Frequently asked questions
Welcome to our familiy website !
If you just come around, here a shorthand summary: You can see all persons - dead for more than 20 years - with their live data, events, family relations and places. You see only some sources of our informations, many of them are of private nature and thus hidden from you. Also you don't see stories and pictures.
Please email for more information, I will for sure help you.
If you are related in some way to our family - as farfetched as it may be - first of all we become informal.
You apply for membership (please!) and eventually supply necessary missing links. I am glad about every family member joining in - even if you only want to take a closer look at the picture collection or evaluate any relationships - and will approve your membership. Then you will see the all we have and (knowing me) I will try to get much information about your immediate family and pictures. Everybody should have a face here - it makes the site's appeal.
I am so insolent and use data and pictures from all available sources. Please correct any errors and send me the desired portrait, I happily correct and replace.
Everyone can request that his picture, his name or any other information be hidden from family members too. (happened already) For visitors or search machines we (the living ones) are invisible anyway.
We are very serious if it comes to privacy. The Host resides in Germany, connections are encrypted, the software has all sorts of privacy mechanisms.
Visitors can see deceased people, which went more than 20 years ago.This is in order to help investigators finding matches to their ancestors. (and by chance getting to know 'far away' family members)
Only family members get inside - who have a common interest in not wanting to be spied out and finding their pictures in Google Images. But:
Each member may and can fetch contents down to his whim.
We all are depending on each one of you: you must treat our data strictly CONFIDENTIAL!
If you publish parts of them in own family trees you have to name klausthaler.de/familie as your source and are responsible for following privacy rules at least as stricht as ours.
Commercial use is strictly forbidden. facebook, Google+ et al are no go!
Pls. take a look at this FAQ - most of its enormous contents is pretty considerable for us too.
There often are links to Sources in the Internet. Most of them work, some don't.
Please inform me of these!
Exception: some links to ancestry.com show
Explore the record match you just found – and much more – when you join Ancestry.com.
instead of the expected information. I already know that one.
Sorry. To simplify things, I left out Arabic, Vietnamese, Turkish and so on.
Just email me and I will add your language (if supplied by webtrees)
Two possible cases:
1. Picture must be hidden, shall be replaced by a dummy 'Bild darf leider nicht gezeigt werden'.
2. Picture missing
In both cases I appreciate your feedback and will correct the problem.
(shouldn't happen any more)
presumably because of missing location data. (no map: no data. South Atlantic: coordinates are N0 E0 - Greenwich meridian meets equator)
Some locations are wrong, 4 unknown. Help me by reporting errors!
there is one, but not the same for all countries.
In the USA we have the common structure of 'USA, state, county, city'.
German Bundesländer include Bayern (without Franken) and Franken. (Franken got the extra status because of the big number of places)
Historic Pommern and Schlesien, Ostpreussen now are in Poland,
historic Böhmen, Mähren and Czech Silesia in the Czech Republic.
Finally there is ? country. (not yet assigned and eventually will never be)
For many pictures you can query a better resolution per email. Many documents and family pictures have reduced size (and resolution) for sake of faster display