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Most humans don't enjoy reading Terms and Conditions, so we'll try to keep them as simple and understandable as possible. Please forgive us when we occasionally slip into Legalese.
Use of the site
The Terms are designed to keep the entire HistoryLines community safe, legal and to ensure a positive, useful experience for everyone. Use of the HistoryLines site requires that you accept all of these Terms. If you don't accept the Terms, you may not use the Site. By using the Site, you are demonstrating your acceptance of and willingness to be bound by the Terms.
What you can do on the site
HistoryLines.com allows you to create and share personal life sketches for you and your ancestors. You are also able to create or import family trees, to upload and save data, to access your saved data at a later time, and to share information about your ancestors with others. You can use HistoryLines for your own personal research and education purposes. If you publicly publish content from the HistoryLines site (e.g., in social media, blogs, articles, books, etc.), whether or not you intend to financially benefit from the publication, we ask that you credit HistoryLines.com as the source.
Professional genealogists operating as sole proprietors may also use the site under a standard individual account as long as the information used in their reports or work product is properly attributed to HistoryLines.com. All other commercial uses of the site and its information are not allowed without our express written consent. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss institutional subscriptions or any other commercial use of the site.
What you CAN'T do on the site
We reserve the right to remove information you post, and/or to suspend or terminate any user account that violates any of the following rules at our sole discretion. Any account that is suspended or terminated for violation of these Terms is not eligible for a refund of any sort.
What we own
It is very costly to build a historical database from the ground up, as we are doing. While HistoryLines owns the copyright for the majority of the content on the site, we provide our users with a non-exclusive, personal, non-transferable limited-use license so that you can use it and share it with relatives, other genealogists and, in the case of an individual professional genealogist, clients. This information is licensed, not sold, for your use. The license doesn't confer title or ownership in the information and shouldn't be construed as a sale of any rights to the information. Many of the images on the site are in the public domain, but some content may be owned by someone other than HistoryLines. When sharing anything that you did not personally create, we ask that you cite HistoryLines.com as the source.
What you own
HistoryLines reserves the right to preserve your content and to disclose it in order to verify violation of terms or if required by law.
Since you own your content, if we discontinue a service or feature that contains your data, we will give you reasonable advance notice and allow a means to access your information from that service prior to it becoming permanently inaccessible.
Only individuals over the age of 18 are allowed to subscribe to the Service. We require that all personal information submitted as part of the subscription process be current and accurate.
We offer subscriptions for lifelong access, which means that we auto-renew subscriptions. Unless we notify you otherwise prior to the auto-renewal date, you will be renewed at your current subscription term and price. For example, if you signed up for a 3-month subscription, we will auto-renew your account and automatically charge your credit card for another 3-month subscription. (The only exception to this policy is gift subscriptions.) Subscription charges are processed immediately when you sign up or on the date of your auto-renewal. We'll attempt to alert you via email two weeks prior to the renewal of your subscription. This communication with be sent to the email address you use as your account login.
Opting out of auto-renewal
You can deactivate the auto-renewal of your account by logging into your account settings on HistoryLines.com up to two days prior to your auto-renewal date. After that time, you will need to contact us to cancel your subscription, as described in the next paragraph.
There is a benefit to allowing your account to auto-renew: In the event that we implement a price increase, accounts that auto-renew will be locked in at the former, lower subscription price. A lapse in your subscription will make you subject to the new, higher price.
We want you to be very happy with our Service. If you're not satisfied with the Service, or if you accidentally miss the auto-renewal deadline and would like to cancel your subscription, just email our customer service team at email@example.com to work it out. You can cancel a monthly subscription at any time without a refund. For subscriptions with terms longer than one month, you can cancel within the first 30 days of the term for a full refund. After 30 days, we'll prorate your refund based on the length of your subscription term that has passed, rounded down to the nearest month.
Prices subject to change
Along the way, we might change the price of our Service. As described above, if we raise the price, your renewal will will be subject to the higher price, unless your account is set to auto-renew. On the other hand, if the price goes down, we'll automatically begin charging you the lower price the following period. If your subscription lapses after a price increase, you will lose the opportunity to continue at the lower, former price.
We are still in the process of building our database of historical events and descriptions to cover all regions of the globe and all generations of time. As a result, there are some periods of history and locations that have limited or no coverage of historical events and data. It is your responsibility to review this information prior to subscribing to determine whether a subscription to HistoryLines will provide you with sufficient value.
Our warranties and disclaimers
We go to great lengths to ensure the accuracy of the historical data we provide. Nevertheless, we are not liable for any ill effects resulting from any and all inaccurate data on the HistoryLines Site.
OTHER THAN MENTIONED ABOVE NEITHER HISTORYLINES, NOR ITS PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY CLAIMS OR PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ITS ACCURACY, AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY, PERFORMANCE OR WHETHER IT WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS". EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES SUCH AS IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Liability for our services
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, HISTORYLINES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, DATA, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. AS PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY CLAIM AGAINST HISTORYLINES AND ITS PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS ACCORDING TO THESE TERMS WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICES WE PROVIDED WITHIN THE LAST 12-MONTH PERIOD. REGARDLESS OF THE FOREGOING TERMS, HISTORYLINES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORSEEABLE.
About these terms
We can change the Terms at any time, so check them occasionally for updates. If you don't agree to the new terms, you must discontinue use of the services. New terms will not take effect for a couple of weeks after posting, unless we are making the change to comply with legal requirements. These terms detail the relationship between you and HistoryLines and do not imply any third party beneficiary rights.
We reserve the right to transfer or assign our rights and obligations under this agreement. If any one of these terms is deemed unenforceable, the rest of the terms still apply and are fully enforceable.
Any dispute arising from the enforcement of these terms will be covered by the laws of the state of Illinois. In that event, you and HistoryLines submit to the jurisdiction of Illinois courts.
To contact us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a note addressed to HistoryLines, 248 Foster Dr, Oswego, IL 60543. We'd love to hear from you!
Whether you imported a large GEDCOM file, or built a large tree, you can easily search the tree to find ancestors you are interested in. The search field is right below the name of the tree on the "Trees" page.
Matching ancestors will automatically appear as you type. Clicking on a matching name will load the tree with them at the center. To make an individual the permanent starting point for the tree, click on the person, then "Set as Tree Starting Point".
First, export your tree from MyHeritage as a GEDCOM file. Click here: Instructions
Once you have downloaded the GEDCOM file from MyHeritage, you can import it into HistoryLines. On the "Stories" page, click on "Import a GEDCOM File", then select the file, name it, and click "Upload GEDCOM". HistoryLines will then create your family tree from that GEDCOM file.
First, export your tree from your software problem as a GEDCOM file. (See your software guide for instructions)
Once you have downloaded the GEDCOM file from your software program, you can import it into HistoryLines. On the "Stories" page, click on "Import a GEDCOM File", then select the file, name it, and click "Upload GEDCOM". HistoryLines will then create your family tree from that GEDCOM file.