Data Protection Policy

Data protection

The owners of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. When personal information is requested (for example, name and email address on the contact form), this is given voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties.

We point out that sending information over the Internet is subject to security issues. Complete protection of the data from being accessed by third parties is not possible.


The website aims to make genealogical information available. The target group is on the one hand the genealogical researcher and on the other hand the interested family members. On this site, the data are presented in an objective manner taking into account the feelings of relatives.


This website use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies perform important functions in the operation of this site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit and restore some of your preferences (such as your preferred language).

You can configure your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us. These are:

These data can not be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. Of course, we will not pass on this data.

Right to information, cancellation, blocking

At any time you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of any processing or transmission, along with a right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time.


Limited information is displayed from living (natural) persons. Objections to this will be honored at all times.

Sharing of other genealogical material is permitted in all cases without permission. There can be no legal objection to publication unless the publication has a commercial purpose.

Data relating to deceased persons are not personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (see: GDPR and the underlying European Regulation 2016/679)

2016/679: Art 27: This regulation does not apply to the personal data of deceased persons.....

Photos of people or tombstones.

Will gravestones be photographed? In public cemeteries there is no ban on photography. However, taking photos without permission is prohibited during funerals, excavations and grave clearances.

Are all photos allowed to be published on the internet? Yes, there is no restriction for publishing on the internet, only in the case of funerary monuments can in some cases the artist of the monument invoke the image right.

Is there a violation of privacy? The GDPR is very clear about this. The law does not apply to deceased persons.

Consent of next of kin.

Why not ask permission from the next of kin first? Actually for four reasons: 1. Consent is not necessary, 2. The relatives are sometimes not known, 3. The data on living relatives is not public, 4. It is practically impossible to inform relatives of almost 8,000 ancestors.

Can I object to a publication of a photo? No, you can't. But if it is a recent situation, you can request that we temporarily hide the photo. We do this in almost all cases if it is a reasonable request and it concerns a recent situation. But, a written motivation will be requested. In that case, the photo can be hidden for 1 year or more.

Data correction

At the request of everyone, will repair the data in its collection. Because the collection of is based on the data as stated in historical documents, it is not possible to make corrections or adjustments if this leads to deviations from the source information.