The Diggin’ Up Graves website ( and its content are copyrighted by me, Elizabeth Wilson Ballard, 2014–2023. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and owner, also me, is strictly prohibited.

This is my research. I have put a lot of time and effort and money into it. You do not have permission to download and upload, copy and paste, print and then distribute, or attach anything from this website (images, PDF printouts, etc.) or the information in it to an online tree, whether it be private or public, without obtaining that permission from me.

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Short excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Wilson Ballard with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Exceptions to this copyright are items that fall under Creative Commons licensing. When this occurs, those items will be identified as having a specific Creative Commons license.

Facts may not be copyrighted. The interpretation of the facts can be copyrighted. If you get a fact from me, I should be your source, not the sources I have used unless you then go and check all of my sources and do your own research. If something comes from an article on this blog, that article is your source. For example, if you find a birthdate on this blog for a person you are researching, and if it is something you wish to add to your tree, then I support that. However, there are two requirements. First, gleaning many small facts (ten or more) from my research is something for which you must seek my permission – not ten or more about one person, but ten or more from this blog, period. Second, if you do use a fact, regardless of how many (even less than ten), each individual fact and each individual use of that fact must be cited with me and the location on my blog as a source. Here is an example.

The Ohio timeline for John Judge has many, many facts and a wealth of information about him and his family. One is information about the bounty land warrant application filed by his son, which I directly quote here:

1813 April 18, in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio: In the application for a bounty land warrant made in 1855 by John JUDGE of Henry County, Indiana, (this is John, Jr.) on behalf of Henry JUDGE and Mary JUDGE, John JUDGE’s two minor heirs, John, Jr., says John JUDGE enlisted at Dayton, Ohio, on or about 18 April 1813, and “was a private in the company commanded by Captain Dilley in the Regiment of Ohio Militia Commanded by Col. [blank] in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June A. D. 1812.”8

My source for this information was the bounty land warrant application which I had ordered from the National Archives (NARA). I created the following citation for that source:

8. John Judge (Pvt., Capt. Dilley Ohio Militia, War of 1812), bounty land warrant application file 210899 (Act of 1855); Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, 1800–1960; Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs; National Archives, Washington, D.C. PDF format in possession of Elizabeth Ballard.

You may not a) use the information as I wrote it without my permission (because it’s not just a single fact, it’s a group of facts put in a paragraph in my words); and, b) cite my source as your own.

If you were to record the facts each individually, for example, that John Judge had dependants Henry and Mary who were minors in 1855, and that John Judge had enlisted at Dayton, Ohio, on 18 April 1813, you could do that. Or you could put this in a sentence made up in your own words. But, your source citation for each fact or for your sentence(s) should include the following information:

  • My name – Elizabeth Wilson Ballard
  • The name of the article
  • The name of this blog (Diggin’ Up Graves)
  • The web address (full URL) of the article
  • The date you accessed the article

Please contact me if you would like to use an article or information from this website in any way or if you have any questions.

Thank you so much.

How to cite this page using Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Evidence Explained formatting (replace the date in the citation with the date you viewed the page):

Elizabeth Wilson Ballard, “Copyright,” Diggin’ Up Graves ( : accessed 20 January 2023).