Honour Code

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We collaborate. When we share information we work together on furthering the understanding of the Nolan family history and the family ties that bind us. We care about accuracy. We’re always aiming to improve upon our worldwide family tree and fix mistakes. We know mistakes are inevitable. We don’t want to be afraid to make them. We assume that mistakes are unintentional when others make them and ask for the same understanding. We know misunderstandings are inevitable. We try to minimize them by being courteous to everyone, even those who don’t act accordingly. We respect privacy. We privacy-protect anything we think our family members might not want public. If that’s not enough for someone, we delete their personal information. We respect copyrights. We don’t knowingly copy information that’s owned by someone else. If we ourselves want to preserve a copyright, we’re clear about what’s copyrighted so others don’t accidentally copy it. We give credit. Although most genealogy isn’t copyrighted, researchers deserve credit for the work they’ve done. We cite sources. Without sources we can’t objectively resolve conflicting information. We are united in a mission to increase the Nolan diaspora’s common store of knowledge. We always respect copyrights and privacy, but we keep information as free and open as possible.