|How should I use the 'Photo' option?
Full Forum membership allows you to
display your photos of genealogical relevance on the dalesfhs at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dalesfhs - or see the
Illustrated Guide (IG AFW)
When you reach this website, you will see the Photos button in
the left-hand margin. If you explore this link you will see that
a number of members have already uploaded their photos. Because
access to dalesfhs is restricted by
password, it is most unlikely that the general public would be
able to view or misappropriate your photos.
Yahoo's help notes on Photos are easy to understand; the following notes simply draw your attention to the main
Your photos must be submitted to Yahoo dalesfhs within Albums.
Albums can be thought of as Folders (to use a more conventional
computer term) where each Album usually contains photos with a common
theme. You can
- Add your photos to an existing album (if the Album has been
given the appropriate permission settings)
Create a new Album relevant to your particular interest
If you are creating a new Album you can choose who can add to
the album's contents.
Any member of the group can add photos to your album (Group
Only you or the Moderator can add/modify photos to your album
You can change these settings at any time.
The following headings are offered as a guide when considering
whether your photos are appropriate:
Your ancestors, particularly those to whom you or others have
made reference in email postings.
Dwellings or districts in which your ancestors have lived.
Historical groups (such as sports, school, church, chapel,
local theatre). These may not necessarily include your
Contributions to albums devoted to dales 'Events' of
For example, bridge construction, floods, accidents, notable demolitions
and new building, fairs etc.
Historical Occupations such as quilting, knitting, farming,
quarrying, markets etc. For example, a member might start an album entitled 'Quilting in
the Dales' and others could add photos of relevant interest.
Particular attention should be paid to the
Description of each photo. This may be of particular value
in group photos. "I think we need to encourage people to
flesh out the details a bit for the benefit of future members -
a bit of explanation about why a picture of a place is included
for example. It will help new members to get a feel for our
ancestors" (Tracy Little).
Legal implications. The legality of the publication of photos (copyright) is
responsibility - the Upper Dales Family History Group will
accept photos on the understanding that you have sought and/or
attempted to obtain written permission to publish. It is often
very difficult to obtain permission for a photo that has passed
thorough many hands before it was given to you. A photographer's
name may be evident but he/she may be extremely difficult to
contact even if still alive. Copyright of historical photos is
often not easy to determine but at least you should make an
effort and be ready to explain to anyone why your efforts
failed. It may be a mitigation that no commercial advantage
arises from your publishing in our membership-only group. The
photos are not for sale and, of course, if anyone objected
strongly to a particular photo then you would have no hesitation
in removing it from the album. Photos should not be downloaded
for your own use without the permission of the album owner.
Particular care should also be taken over obtaining permission
for photos showing living individuals. Such individuals
may be sensitive about their photos being visible in many parts
of the UDFHG world. If you took the photo then you hold
the copyright but obtaining permission of the subject is a
courtesy we would all appreciate. The same goes for photographs
of private houses, farms. If in doubt, always ask permission.