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American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)

We welcome links to this American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) web site. Unless a copyright is indicated information on this ABMC web site is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. Citation of the ABMC as source of the information is appreciated.
If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.

National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Memorial Photos:  Below are photos of the National World War II Memorial. Click on any picture to view a full-size image. Photo credit: Rick Latoff / American Battle Monuments Commission. These photos are downloadable in low resolution; if you need higher resolution, send an e-mail to rick@latoff.com with: Name of the photo desired, dpi, and Finished size of photo as it will be used in layout.  Records: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the ABMC (refer to listing this page).

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Customer Service Policies

The Public Information Act   Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, gives you the right to access government records; and an officer for public information and the officer's agent may not ask why you want them. All government information is presumed to be available to the public. Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Governmental bodies shall promptly release requested information that is not confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory, or by judicial decision, or information for which an exception to disclosure has not been sought.

The USGenWeb Project 

Copyright Information:  Copyright General Statement
It is vital for genealogists/family historians to understand copyright laws, not only for the protection of others' rights, but to ensure that they retain the rights to their own work.  For additional informatiom, go to the USGenWeb web site:   http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/copyright.shtml .

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552, as amended), generally provides any person with the statutory right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to Government information in executive branch agency records. This right to access is limited when such information is protected from disclosure by one of FOIA's nine statutory exemptions. See the National Archives and Records Administration Freedom of Information Act Reference GuideThe Electronic Reading Room contains information routinely available to the public as well as documents frequently requested under the Freedom of Information Act;  Revised March 2004;  Learn more about our FOIA Regulations (36 CFR 1250)- 1254.62 Does NARA have archival materials protected by copyright?  Yes, although many of our holdings are in the public domain as products of employees or agents of the Federal Government, some records and donated historical materials do have copyright protection. Particularly in the case of some special media records, Federal agencies may have obtained materials from private commercial sources, and these may carry publication restrictions in addition to copyright protection. Presidential records may also contain copyrighted materials. You are responsible for obtaining any necessary permission for use, copying, and publication from copyright holders and for any other applicable provisions of the Copyright Act (Title 17, United States Code).;  Read the text of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552);  See our Privacy Act Resources ;

The University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Department of Transportation Texas County Highway Maps

Texas Department of Transportation Texas County Highway Maps
The individual maps contained in this site are used by permission of the Texas Department of Transportation, Transportation Planning and Programming Division and are available for use without permission provided appropriate credit is given.  The Texas County Highway Maps web site is copyrighted by the University of Texas Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin. The site may used for educational purposes without prior permission, provided appropriate credit is given. Any commercial duplication or redistribution of this site is prohibited without prior permission from the University of Texas Libraries. 







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