Berecz-Luhrs Family History on the Web
The Fine Print and Technical Details
You wanted to read the fine print, so here it is!
Purpose and Motivation of this Website: I have created this website as a retirement hobby. Given my experience in software development, in teaching, and in family history research, it seemed a "natural" ... to me anyway! I am no longer engaged in either developing software or teaching to earn a living, and I have never pursued genealogy professionally. This is a totally not-for-profit personal effort. As such, while I look forward to your comments, questions, and other feedback, I feel no obligation to assist you in any way, to make the changes or corrections that you may recommend, or even to acknowledge your existence. [In reality, I'll seriously consider doing all three.]

Site Creation Details: This website is publicly available at and was created largely with hand-coded HTML. But, many of the pages containing actual family history data (as opposed to the reports, etc.) were generated using Roots Magic software. I am currently using Roots Magic ver 7.5.7. The website was thoroughly tested using Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 11 and Google's Chrome version 69 browsers under Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 with 1920x1080 screen resolution. Minor rendering differences may result if you use other browsers or lower screen resolutions or other Operating Systems. IMPORTANT NOTE: this website is not intended for use on mobile devices which provide Internet access, such as Smart Phones, tablet devices such as the i-Pad, or reading devices such as the Kindle Fire ... and, probably will not function properly on such devices. There are no plans to create a "mobile" version of the site. Much of the website ... especially the Photo Galleries and SpotLite™ Presentations ... employ Java Scripts for displaying enlarged photos and other functions, and thus may require user permission to "Allow Blocked Content". These scripts do not store cookies or any other information on your computer and are therefore no threat to your privacy.

Note on the Hungarian alphabet: I have taken one liberty with the Hungarian alphabet, which I must explain. The Hungarian double-accent diacritic is not used in this website because it is not included in the ASCII character set and is difficult to display or print on most American equipment. Rather the umlauted ö and ü are substituted. While incorrect, this usage (I believe) causes no serious ambiguity.

Your Use of this Website: I encourage you to use the website in any manner that meets your needs, yet doesn't infringe on my rights and/or property. I take no responsibility for the misuse of any information presented in the website, and assume no liability for damages actual or perceived relating to the use of this information. I'm not forcing you to access this website or read this twaddle ... that's strictly your choice.

Links Between Websites. I encourage other website owners to provide links to this website, I ask only that they do it in a manner that (a) links to my homepage [] rather than directly to any lower-level page; and (b) does not give the appearance that this website is a part of any commercial endeavor.

My Rights in Data to the Website: I understand fully that a considerable portion of the information -- including virtually all vital data on individual persons -- in this website was gathered from public domain sources and so is freely usable by anyone who accesses the site. On the other hand, the organization and formatting of the website and the content of authored informational sections are my legal intellectual property. On all of this material I claim a copyright, and expect all users to honor that claim. I fully intend to defend my copyrights if you infringe on them for any profit-making or other commercial purpose.

Note on Proprietary Software:The name KinFolksTM was selected in 1986 for a genealogy software system designed and implemented by me, Vic Berecz. Early versions of KinFolks which ran under Windows 1 were the first genealogy software to incorporate a graphical user interface and a relationship calculator, and KinFolks also provided early multimedia support. The name KinToolsTM was adopted shortly thereafter for a set of associated genealogy utilities. In 1997, KinFolks and KinTools products were tested by and these names were registered with the LDS Family History Library as GEDCOM-compliant products developed and owned by Vic Berecz. These products were never made available commercially, and are no longer in use. But, I still claim KinFolksTM and KinToolsTM as trademarks.

Note on Previous Versions of this Website:The Berecz-Luhrs Family History on the Web website was begun in 1997. It was moved to the domain in 2002, major additions were made in 2006 and 2008. Complete rewrites was undertaken in 2011 and 2018. Early versions of the website contained a significant error in the Moré collateral line which was corrected in 2011. The Photo Gallery concept added in 2012 and the Featured Family Members concept begun in 2014, are now a permanent part of the website. The SpotLiteTM Presentations feature ... which hopefully provides an in-depth exploration of a family's history over a couple of generations ... began in 2013. These presentations are designed specifically for use on a standard high-definition display (i.e. 1920x1080 pixels). In 2018 the My Take On It feature, with short, dated essays, was added to allow me a periodic rant on topics of then-current interest. Hopefully those essays don't reflect too badly on our family name.

Future changes to this site will be made incrementally, without user impact. While under construction, website pages will be marked with the Under Construction symbol and pages with significant new content will be marked with the New Content symbol for several months ... both symbols are shown at the right.

Enough said? ... if YES, simply close this window (or tab)... if NO, tough!

This web page last updated 24 July 2018.