Contact and Copyright

You have entered the world of James Ford and his family.

I have spent a number of years researching and documenting the life of James Ford, his ancestors, and his family.  In this venture, I have been assisted by any number of people whose help I value and acknowledge. 

I have faithfully incorporated all relevant information that I have gleaned at the time of writing.  However, it should be noted that I have not placed this material on any commercial genealogical website and I would ask that others also refrain from such temptation.  Apart from the fact that I have found on commercial ancestry websites a substantial amount of material factually inaccurate, it is ethically questionable that such websites then charge others for access to information which technically does not belong to them and which is otherwise generally freely available or retrievable from national archives at a moderate cost.  Here is an example of what happens if ancestral information is provided to these sites;

By submitting, posting or displaying your Content on the Forum you agree to grant a non-exclusive non-expiring royalty-free licence to us to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, promote, reproduce and distribute such Content on the Forum in any media format. 

In other words, such sites can do as they like with the information supplied by enthusiastic genealogists with apparent immunity from any copyright law.

Let it be noted, at no time I have given permission, fully or implied, supplied or permitted any material that appears on this website to any other commercial website to be used in such an arbitrary manner.

On the other hand, recognized Genealogical and Historical Societies dedicated to serving the interests of the community are welcome to use the information herein contained citing appropriate acknowledgments where necessary.

While fair dealing with the material herein supplied for genealogical, personal or family use is encouraged, strict copyright applies.  Excerpts and links may be used by those interested in the genealogy of Samuel Ford, his heirs or his children, or their heirs and their children, provided that full and clear credit is given to the author with appropriate and specific direction to the original sources.

The accuracy of the material herein presented is believed to be reliable at the time of writing.

While every effort has been made to trace and acknowledge the sources of the material accessed whilst undertaking research, it is the case that much of the material and many of the photographs are simply not traceable. Inevitably, there will be instances where references are either inconclusive or broken.  Should some reference be known I will promptly acknowledge the source.

Most reproductions used herein are beyond their 70-year copyright statutory limit or can be found readily within the public domain.

Photos supplied by Corrine Fordschmid, Lyn Heading, John Ford, and Tim Ford remain their respective property.

I would also like to thank the many contributors to Facebook Millport Photos who share their beautiful photos of Millport and the surrounding scenery of Cumbrae.  I have incorporated some of their material on this website.

Those wishing further details may contact me, John Ford, at or via Facebook Messenger.

Your questions and comments are welcome.

Copyright John Ford 2019

2 thoughts on “Contact and Copyright

  1. Hello my name is Narelle. Samuel and Margaret Wright are my GGGG Grandfather and Grandmother.Their son Samuel is my GGG Grandfather.;-).His son Samuel is my GG Grandfather then his son William John Ford is my G Grandfather ,His son William George is my Grandfather and then my Dad Darrell.It is nice to know of GGG Samuels’ brother and his family.If you would like to know anything ,feel free to ask me and i will do my best to answer your question.


    • Hello Narelle .. its a pleasure to met another relation on the web. Thank you for your comments. And thank you for your kind offer. As I build the site there will be opportunity to add to the information. I will certainly be in contact when the need arises.


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