Picture Use Policy

All pictures on this website are © copyrighted to Michael A. Coan / COAN.NET (unless otherwise noted) If the picture is taken by someone else's, then that person retains whatever copyright they have to that item.


Purpose of my pictures: My pictures are put out on the internet to help others with their genealogy research

What you CAN NOT do with my pictures: Sell them, edit them to remove any copyright notice, use them in a way that makes money, or try to remove the fact that they are copyrighted to COAN.NET

What you can do with my pictures: Learn from them, link to them from other websites, copy a LIMITED NUMBER of unedited pictures to another website along with a link back to either COAN.NET or VermilionCounty.info. [Limited Number = for example, members of your own family - a few from a cemetery - not a whole cemetery, town, etc...]

Want a better quality / non-watermarked version of a picture: I'm happy to help as long as it is only being used for personal (not for profit) projects. (that is not being sold, re-sold, used in a project that is being sold, or used in a way that does not give credit back to COAN.NET). Please let me know what picture (Cemetery & PICTURE NUMBER - don't just say "john smith" and make me search through thousands of pictures...). All I ask is credit to be given back to COAN.NET or VermilionCounty.info






1-5 of 17 Comments
Dawne – Florida
October 04, 2014 - 11:57
Subject: Picture 14447 Mary Ann Teague and Carl Headstone Springhill Cemetary Vermilion County, IL.

Dear Mr. Coan,
Wow, what a labor of love you have invested in your pictures of these Cemetary's.
I recently came across a paper obituary of my great-grandmother's in a book and wanted to see where she had been laid to rest. I remember visiting her gravesite with my mom and grandmother when I was a small girl. My great-grany passed before I was born. I was always told of the great love she had for her family and friends. I would like to put a picture copy of her gravestone with her paper obituary for my records(genealogy). Thank you again for all your hard work, I'm sure everyone appreciates it. Sincerely, Dawne

Marsha Mitchell – Farmington, Maine
June 28, 2013 - 17:58
Subject: Copy of photo #02363

Could you send me a copy of photo #02363 Daniel Cudmore, Co. F 17th CVI. I would like to add it to a virtual cemetery of the graves of all of the soldiers in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry that a friend and I are creating on Find A Grave. Thank you for your help.

Marsha Mitchell

Kent McVay – Huntley, MT
March 28, 2013 - 23:30
Subject: copy of photo

Hi. I was wondering if you could send me a copy of pic # 1437, Zebedee Lewis. He was my 3rd Great Grandfather, and I'd love to have the photo for my genealogy work. I have him in a census in West Virginia in 1850, but then he sort of falls off the map. It seems he must be buried alone there, but his wife's name was Elizabeth (Mann), and I see fair number of Manns in this cemetery, so maybe they moved here following the war.

Thanks for all your work. I really appreciate it.


February 09, 2013 - 15:04
Subject: Thanks!

Thank you for all the hard work that you put into this project!

Cheryl Bowden – Westfir, Oregon
October 31, 2012 - 18:30

I would love to have a picture of pic # 592 from Wallace Chapel Cemetery. This is the tombstone picture for Mahala Smith. She is the daughter of John B. Smith and Susannah Liggett-Parker-Smith. I will be using it for my own genealogical purposes and will give due credit if I ever find the need to post/share the picture. Thanks so much for all of your time and efforts in this endeavor! Cheryl

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