Permissions Policy

Images help tell the story of the GU272 and their many descendants. The many photos and videos on this website illustrate the narrative, provide information and celebrate the lives of hundreds of descendants over many generations.

Permission has been obtained directly from descendants for the use of all photographs, videos, and illustrations on this site.  American Ancestors has permission to use the media recorded in materials produced for this site and for the promotion of this site. 

Specifically, GU272 descendants featured on this website have  (i) consented to be photographed, videotaped or otherwise recorded; (ii) granted permission for American Ancestors to use recordings containing their images, likenesses, voices or statements, without compensation, credit or other consideration, for American Ancestors' promotional, publicity and other purposes, throughout the world and in perpetuity, in support of this project and website; and (iii) have agreed to release, hold harmless and indemnify American Ancestors from any and all liabilities and claims involving the use of said images, likenesses, voices or statements.

American Ancestors strives to ensure that photography and videography are used in safe and positive ways.  We will not knowingly and intentionally post any photo, video or other recording that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to any clearly, personally identifiable individual in the recording.

If you see a photo on this website or social media page (e.g., Facebook) that includes you or your child and would like it removed, please contact the web team at  Please note we cannot remove your image from video or live stream messagesPlease understand that American Ancestors has no control over the recording, use and posting of images or other media by non-American Ancestors staff (e.g., by community members, news outlets) and no ability to remove such media from publications, including internet or social media sites, that are not run by American Ancestors.