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Family Group Records Collection courtesy of New England Historic Genealogical Society?

The images in the "Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969" have an overlay block that reads "This image courtesy of New England Historic Genealogical Society".

I believe that the credit should be removed or changed to "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints".

The collection's description reads: "Forms submitted by LDS Church members to the Genealogical Society of Utah, now the Family History Department, for processing prior to performing proxy ordinances. Completed ordinances were recorded on these forms. The completed forms were filed in the Family Group Records Archive collection. The forms are filed in alphabetical order by surname and given name."

This collection has nothing to do with the NEHGS.
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  • The block is a watermark and it is added at the time the images are scanned. It means that the NEHGS scanned the images and provided them to the Genealogies Collection, possibly part of an exchange program with what is the oldest genealogical society in the United States.
    • Tom, I'm sorry that I confused you. I'm not referring to a watermark.

      I'm referring to an HTML text box that appears when viewing any image from the FGRC Archives Section. These Family Group Records (millions of them) were used to submit and record LDS Temple Ordinances during the years 1942 thru 1969. I highly doubt that FamilySearch licensed this particular collection to the NEHGS.
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  • I am also seeing this overlay message with England Parish Registers.
    It only appeared fairly recently.

    Always makes me wonder why a Genealogical Society in the United States would have the licence for English Parish registers...
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  • Licensing isn't involved with either. A license is a legal document with governing terms covering the conditions of the license.

    The statement reads: "This image courtesy of New England Historic Genealogical Society" No license is implied.

    I did not bother actually looking at any of the pages of the collection but have seen watermarks applied to digitally published books, which shows who did the scanning.

    In this case, it is an overlay (popup) and as such, I apologize for my confusion.

    However, the question raised is a good one. The filming was done by the church. The digitized images are on the FamilySearch site, so the question begs the question that is asked in this discussion: Why?

    We need an answer from a FamilySearch person on this one. I have no idea and see no reason to allow the courtesy statement.
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