Copyright Policy Operations Inc. and its affiliated companies ("", "Ancestry", "we", "us" or "our") own and operate the domains,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and The design, content, and graphics of those sites and all other elements created by us or our group companies (as applicable), or by third parties as work for hire, or where the copyright has been assigned to us or one of our subsidiaries, is subject to copyright protection with all rights reserved.

To obtain permission to use any of these copyrighted elements, which permission may be granted or refused in our sole discretion, please write to the address below with a full description of the element which you desire to use, the purpose, place and extent of use intended, and full contact information including name, address, phone, fax, and email to:

Copyright Permissions
1300 West Traverse Parkway
Lehi, UT 84043
Email [email protected]


Content which has been contributed to public areas of Ancestry sites listed above by users remains the property of the submitter or the original creator and we are a licensed distributor of such content. Occasionally, a person may feel that content submitted by another user is their property, or is covered by the copyright of someone other than the submitter. Please remember that we are only the distributor of user supplied content and the submitter, not Ancestry, is the one who has violated copyright if such a violation has occurred. However, we will respond to substantiated claims of violation.

In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Ancestry implements notice and takedown procedures which apply to content reported and removed for violating U.S. copyrights. Ancestry, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, may terminate the accounts of users who have been identified as repeat infringers of any intellectual property rights of others, including copyright. A person who believes they have a claim under copyright should send a claim of copyright violation to:

Attention: Ancestry Designated Agent Operations Inc.
1300 West Traverse Parkway
Lehi, UT 84043
Email c[email protected]


When submitting a claim, all of the following must be included:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to be infringed, and the basis of the claim
  • Identification of the material which is claimed to be infringing, including the URL
  • Full contact information on the claimed copyright owner or other claimant (who must have a license which is being infringed or other standing to make the claim), including name, address, telephone, fax, and email information
  • A statement that the claimant believes in good faith that the use of the allegedly infringing material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information sent is accurate and the complaining party is the owner or an authorized agent of the owner
  • A physical or electronic signature of the claiming party