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A genealogy of the Hallett and Craswell families.

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Privacy Policy

The primary objective in genealogy is to identify all ancestors and descendants in a particular family tree and to collect personal data on them. These data include, but are not restricted to, the individual's name and the date/location of birth, marriage, and death. In order to support research by other genealogists, the data are often published on internet genealogy websites.

This site may contain personal information on you and your family from a variety of sources. The privacy of this information is important so it is necessary to develop a policy around that for the data.

Most of us would prefer not to have to worry about our personal data but, in this day and age, we must use caution to prevent misuse of the information. Identity theft and credit fraud are the worst problems. There is concern that information distributed to distant relatives or put on a genealogy website makes it easier for unscrupulous individuals to commit invasions of privacy or other frauds. However, the personal information that the identity thieves and credit fraud perpetrators want are full names, social security numbers, dates and places of birth, current occupation/employment data, and bank/credit card account numbers. One or two facts alone (e.g., your name and/or your mother's maiden name) are not enough information to cause damage.

Names and Relationships

Many genealogy programmes can suppress the names of living individuals and substitute "living" or "still living". This website is set up to supress names of persons who are thought to be living. If you are aware that someone is living and their name is shown here, please let me know, so I can remedy the situation.

Note: Only individuals who have registered with our website and are logged in to the site will be able to view information on living individuals. This will sometimes be restricted to only their branch of their family.


Photographs of living individuals are considered personal data and are normally suppressed. However, if the individual so chooses, a photograph can be tagged as "always visible". Any legitimate objection to the display of the photograph will result in immediate removal from the site until such objection can be addressed.

Personal data suppression

By default, individuals in our genealogy database are considered to be 'living' if we have no death date and they were born 100 years or less before the present date. To ensure the privacy of such 'living' individuals, our internet genealogy website always suppresses their personal data from viewing by the general public. Personal data includes, but is not limited to, birth/marriage dates/locations, photographs, notes, and biographies. 

Note: If a relative does not want their personal data to reside in a website server database in spite of password protection, that individual and linked descendants can not be accommodated by the security program. They will reluctantly have to be completely excluded from the website.

Personal data access

Personal data access is restricted to registered family members who must login to access the normally suppressed personal data of living individuals. At the discretion of the site owner, access may be restricted to their own family branch only. You must first read our Privacy Policy, agree with the Terms of Use, and register for a user account. When registering for your user account, you must indicate how you are related to an individual already in our database. If you are not related, you will not normally be granted a user account unless a very special reason is identified. In this case, a temporary or time-limited account can be made available. With registration, you may only be granted access to your unique family branch within our database.

Your access may, in some circumstances, be restricted to:

  • You (the registered user) and your spouse (but not your spouse's family).
  • Your descendants and their spouses.
  • Your parents and grandparents.
  • Your uncles/aunts and their spouses.
  • Your 1st cousins and their spouses (but not their children).
  • Your siblings and their spouses.
  • Your nephews/nieces and their spouses (but not their children).

Note: To see the personal data of a spouse's family branch, married users may have to log in with their spouse's user name and password. If any family branch individual does not want their suppressed personal data accessed, the security design allows a "lock" to be put on their data. This does, however, preclude registration of that individual. Spouse's may need an ID to access their family line and, if spouses are not comfortable in using each other's ID's then, a user may need to request a 2nd ID in order to be able to view their spouse's living cousins. If you consider using your spouse's user ID a security violation, please request a second login account that will be restricted to your spouse's family.

Personal data security

Personal information collected by me in trust (email/street addresses, phone numbers, etc.) or as a result of an application for membership, a suggestion/comment, or from our visitors guestbook, will not be divulged to any person or entity for any purpose whatsoever unless we are legally bound to prevent or detect a crime. You should be aware, however, that much of this information is already in the public domain and may be readily available to others using internet search engines (e.g., Yahoo People Search,,

Terms of Use

This Website is owned and operated by Harold and Carole Craswell. The term "you" will refer to any person viewing the Website content using the URL The Website contains copyrighted material and other proprietary information including, but not limited to, text, photos, and graphics. Materials taken from the public domain continue to be in the public domain. Materials submitted by third parties are covered by their original copyrights. All other Website content, copyrighted under the Canadian copyright laws and all rights are reserved.

All of the pages located within the domain, are accessible to the public for free without charges or fees of any kind, with the exception of access to data on living persons which is allowed only to family members.

The information on this site is intended to be freely used by researchers for personal, non-commercial use that is not meant to generate income or money.

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the transcriptions and other research located on this site have been undertaken by the operators of the Website. Aside from the exceptions already noted, all rights to the information on the Website are reserved.

Note: It is expressly forbidden for anyone to charge for access to these pages, or to provide the information contained on them to anyone for any kind of fee or charge, or to use them in a commercial manner.

If you have been charged a fee to access these pages, or know of a site that is doing so, or that is reproducing information from this site for a fee, please contact me using the link at the bottom of the page.



By using this site, you agree to the following terms of use and any changes thereto:

  • This Website is for the personal use of the family members listed herein. Use by others is limited to the purpose of genealogical research. The content of this site cannot be used for any sort of unsolicited mail or commercial purposes.
  • Family members must not share their user name and password with anyone except their current spouse and minor children. They also agree not to share personal data of family members accessible through use of that password without the express permission of the individuals concerned.
  • Individual images may be copied by family members for their personal use. General distribution, including use on other websites, is prohibited by copyright law unless permission is obtained from the owner of the photo, living individuals in the photo (if identifiable), and the site owner.
  • Biographies and documents may be copied by family members for their personal use. General distribution (including use on other websites) is prohibited by copyright law unless permission is obtained from the site owner.
  • In the event of permitted copying or distribution of copyrighted material, no changes in, or deletion of, author attribution or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
  • You agree to give appropriate credit for any material from this Website that you use in a written document, genealogical database, or website of your own. You agree to include a link to our site on any genealogical web page of yours that makes use of the content on this site.
  • If you find any materials on this page which are copyrighted and you are the owner that copyright, please inform us should you object to its use here. We will remove it.
  • If you find any materials on this page which you own or have submitted to us and it is not properly credited to you, please advise us immediately. We will correct it.
  • Every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the data. However, since some of the information was provided by others without documented sources, there is the possibility of errors. The website owner cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any content or material found on The Website or linked to our site. Furthermore, you agree not to hold the The Website or it's owners, agents or data suppliers, responsible for any issues that may arise from the inaccuracy of the content on this site.
  • This database contains information that has been proved as well as information that is speculative and in the process of being proved or disproved. Do not take everything you find here (or in any other online database) as absolute, complete or 100% accurate.


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