Terms of Service and Usage

Kentucky Genealogical Society Member Terms of Service and Usage

Effective Date: 18 April, 2023

Welcome to the Kentucky Genealogical Society! We invite you to join our society, but please note that your invitation is subject to your agreement with the terms outlined in this document. Review the Terms carefully. When you join the Kentucky Genealogical Society, you are asked to accept the terms. If you disagree with any part of these terms, then you should not join our Society.


Kentucky Genealogical Society (hereinafter “KYGS”), members of KYGS, all non-statutory members and online subscribers or guests, will during their engagement with the KYGS conduct themselves in accordance with this Code of Conduct.

Any member, online subscriber, or guest, determined to be in violation of this Code of Conduct will be subject to permanent or temporary removal of certain privileges, such as access to the organization’s website/s, events, staff, up to and including cancellation of their membership.

The following is a list of actions that may result in termination of membership. This list is not exhaustive, and therefore, any member that engages in improper, illegal, unethical, or immoral conduct toward another member, committee chair, officer, or board member of KYGS, will also be subject to this policy. 

  • Any violation, including but not limited to discriminatory or harassing comments, communications, writings, postings, or behaviors based on protected class status, such as gender or gender identity/expression, pregnancy, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, military/veteran status, national origin, ancestry, or genetics.
  • Cruel, abusive, or profane language or communications, in person, written, online, or by any other means, toward anyone affiliated with KYGS.
  • Physical, mental abuse, or bullying of any kind toward anyone affiliated with KYGS.
  • Threats or intimidation toward anyone affiliated with KYGS.
  • Use of KYGS resources for inappropriate purposes.
  • Membership or association with an organization that supports discriminatory treatment of others.

All users of, whether members of the KYGS or not, agree to the following terms and conditions, which define their rights, responsibilities, and benefits.


The KYGS website contains links to other websites that we believe will be of assistance to you in your genealogical research. These sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to appropriate sites, some may contain objectionable material. If you find such material while using, please notify us.

Online Postings

You may make appropriate postings to any of our forums, discussion boards, blogs, or similar platforms. No user may post, transmit, or display anything that is illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, or otherwise offensive on any web platform owned, operated, or provided for use by KYGS.

KYGS reserves the right to remove any posting that it believes is illegal, obscene, indecent, defamatory, incites racial or ethnic hatred or violates the rights of others, or is otherwise objectionable. KYGS has no liability for statements made by users on, or any web platform owned, operated, or provided for use by KYGS. Statements other than those by KYGS are not necessarily the statements of KYGS.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, products, and services included on may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. KYGS provides all content “AS IS”, and without any warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.

KYGS makes no representations concerning the suitability, reliability, or accuracy of the content or the service provided on for any purpose. We disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the content and the services provided, including conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no case will we be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data or any other damage in contract, tort, equity, or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof.

If you are dissatisfied with the KYGS website or any terms of its use, your sole remedy is to discontinue using it.


Kentucky Genealogical Society, KYGS,,,, and the tulip poplar leaf logo are trademarks of KYGS. They may not be used without the express written permission of KYGS.


We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible by law. We do not warrant that the functions on this site will be uninterrupted or problem free, that errors will be corrected or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other damaging materials.

License Terms and Conditions of Use

The website is owned and operated by the KYGS.  “You” or “your” means an adult user of the website for itself and you as parent or guardian for any minor which you allow to access the website, for whom you will be held strictly responsible. Your use of the website indicates that you are bound by this agreement with us. If you do not agree with any of these terms and conditions, do not use the site. KYGS may alter this agreement at any time. Check each time you use the site for changes to the agreement. Your continued use of the site after any change indicates your acceptance of that change. If you do not accept the change, do not use the site.

All material on this site (content) is owned, copyrighted, or licensed by KYGS. The website is protected by copyright as a collective work, compilation, and/or original work, pursuant to United States copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws.

You are licensed to review, download, and print the content only for your personal or professional genealogical and family history research. You may not publish material from this site in whole or in part in any electronic, print, or other medium, except as unique elements that are part of a unique family history or genealogy. You may not use this site or content therein (including names and contact information for those who submit information) for any purpose other than your personal or professional client family history research, including, but not limited to, contacting individuals for purposes other than genealogical research, selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients or any other commercial purpose.

Violation of this license may result in immediate termination of your membership and may result in legal action for injunction, damages, or both.

Modifications to Terms and Conditions

KYGS reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time and the changes take effect when we post them on