On 08 July 2013 I introduced you to “genealogist” Barry Ewell in Time to name names. This was actually my second post about Barry Ewell. The first post was on 03 November 2012 and you can read it HERE. It all started with Cyndi Howells (now Cyndi Ingle) of Cyndi’sList. She found that Barry Ewell had plagiarized her materials and committed copyright infringement. She took him to court. Other genealogists (real ones) discovered that Barry had also used their writings posting them as his own. There was a big uproar back then which caused Barry to fade away, or so we thought.
Fast forward to now. Barry is back up to his old tricks. He has “written” a book called Google Guide for Genealogy that contains the copyrighted writings of Kimberly Powell without her knowledge, permission or credit. This was discovered by Thomas MacEntee of GeneaBloggers. You can read his post HERE. After reading Thomas’s report DearMYRTLE conducted an independent review which you can read HERE.
It is important that this information get out to as many genealogical and family historians as possible. Barry Ewell targets novices/beginners who don’t know him for what he is. Social media can make this message travel at lightening speed and I encourage you to share this post as well as the posts from Thomas MacEntee and Pat Richley-Erickson (DearMYRTLE) on every platform you can.
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