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By using this site, you agree to the following conditions. If you disagree with any of the conditions, do not use this site. We reserve the right to change these conditions at any time, so please check for changes when you use the site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these conditions means that you accept those changes.

This site is owned and operated by HistoryKat, Inc. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your personal, noncommercial use or, if you are a professional genealogist, for use by a current client. You may not post material from this site on another web site or on a computer network without our permission. You may not transmit or distribute material from this site to others. You may not use this site or information found at this site (including the names and email addresses of those who submitted information) for selling or promoting products or services, soliciting clients, or any other commercial purpose. The download of the whole or significant portions of any work or database is prohibited. If you have questions or desire permission to post information, feel free to email us with our Contact Form.

For your convenience, HistoryKat contains links to other genealogical web sites. These sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content. Although we have made a good faith effort to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable material. If you find such material while using HistoryKat, please notify us immediately. We do not guarantee that your search results will be complete or accurate. We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular site should be restricted, the site operator should promptly notify us.

This site is designed for use by U.S. residents only. If you are not a U.S. resident, you can use this site, but you are responsible for making sure that your actions comply with the laws in your area. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, as applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within the state, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any action you bring to enforce this agreement or any matters related to this site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts located in Champaign County, Illinois, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected, unless we determine that the invalid or unenforceable provision is an essential term to the agreement, in which case we may at our sole discretion amend the agreement.

We are not liable for any special or consequential damages resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, the materials in this site or any linked site, including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site or any linked site. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THIS WEB SERVICE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS SERVICE.

The materials at this site and any linked site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained at this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

HistoryKat is a trademark of HistoryKat, Inc. Genealogy Toolbox is a registered trademark of Matthew L. Helm. If you have questions about copyrighted material used on this site, please contact us using the Contact Form.

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