Citation & Copyright

The content of this blog and site is © Lisa Pasquinelli Rickey.

Please note that:

Copyright protects “original works of authorship” that are fixed in a tangible form of expression.[1]


Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.[2]

However, since I like sharing knowledge and information (especially history)—which is the whole point of the blog in the first place—I hereby license the content under the following Creative Commons License: Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives.

Under this Creative Commons License, you are free to share, copy, or distribute this work, as long as:

  • You attribute it to me (cite your source);
  • You do not use it for commercial purposes (monetary gain);
  • Do not alter, transform, or build upon this work (except where allowed by fair use, or in the case of the facts/ideas that are not copyrighted anyway).

This license statement does not affect or supersede what is allowed under fair use or material that is public domain.

If in doubt, feel free to contact me to ask permission. I’ll probably give it to you.

Here is the info you will need to plug into your style sheet to cite this blog:

Author: Lisa P. Rickey
Title of web site: Glancing Backwards
Title of entry: [varies]
Date: [“posted on” date]

Here is an example of how to cite one of my blog entries in a footnote using Chicago Style:

Lisa P. Rickey, “Five Oaks,” Glancing Backwards (blog), December 22, 2011,

This page was last edited on Jan. 2, 2012.

[1] United States Copyright Office, “Copyright Basics,” 2011,, p. 3.

[2] United States Copyright Office, “What does Copyright Protect?” 2010,

One response to “Citation & Copyright

  1. Wollenhaupt Gen:
    descendant of Johannes Wollenhaupt b,1834 Hessen Kassel Region.

    Seems three factions in this country, Rock Island, Il (Jacob W. ., Dayton, Oh. and Louisana.
    Johannes Son was Frederick b 1864

    Do you have any more information?

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