Terms of Use


General terms

This site displays information from a wide variety of sources, public and private. We attempt to credit the source of the data wherever we can so that others may verify that information. We strongly believe that the site’s approaches toward consistency of presentation and toward integrating that data back into family groupings are key elements of added value. We have no intent to gain commercially from the information presented here. So, we make this site freely available to others on the web and present the information for non-commercial use only.

We do present some primary sources such as birth, marriage and death certificates but we are not a primary source for most of the data contained. So we encourage users to check the original records themselves and let us know if better information comes to light.


We recognize that many people regard the internet as intrusive and a potential threat to their privacy. We are also aware that standards vary from country to country but that the web is global. but we recognize we must set our own standards out of respect for the wishes of people around the world. Consequently, we do not disclose any information regarding any individual born within the last 100 years unless we know that individual to have died. In common with other One-Name Studies, we do collect and retain information on living individuals for the benefit of researchers who come after us.

If you are able to see any such information relating to a living person aged less than 100, we ask that you bring it to our attention by using the email contact, following which we will remove that person from view.

The YOXALL One Name Study contains links to other sites and  is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

The e-mail addresses of those who communicate with the YOXALL One Name Study via e-mail will not be shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Use of secondary/public sources

Our primary sources to date have been:
– census records
– government birth, marriage and death registration records
– usually church-based baptism, marriage and burial records
– newspaper articles
– family histories shared with us by people who register on our site

We often find we are able to supplement these with public or secondary sources such as the IGI or from trees posted to websites such as Ancestry.com, using our judgement. We are clear to show the source used so that others may make their judgements about accuracy and/or help us improve the data. Sometimes we combine such trees where it makes sense.

To those who are concerned that we are benefiting from the fruits of others’ labour we reply:
1) we do not benefit. Our aims are shown elsewhere on the site. We seek only the truth.
2) if you do not want others to use your data, don’t post it on the internet

Long-term viability of website and data backups

People occasionally ask us what will happen if the site-owner dies. This is to confirm that:
– we have left instructions to the Guild of One-Name Studies that they are to take over the raw data already stored on their site and continue to present it until such time as another person volunteers to take over the One-Name Study.

Involving others

Our long-term ideal is to form some kind of association so that the study can be maintained and developed. If you are interested in being a part of such and perhaps in putting energy into growing such, then please do get in touch.

Legal & Copyright

Many of the images on this website are owned by third parties, such as The National Archives, Ancestry.com and Find My Past. You are given permission to use the content only for personal family history research and may download content only as search results are relevant to that research and Yoxall.net must be given credit as the source. No part of this web site or it’s associated directories, files, text, pages, coding, layout, or graphics, may be republished, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Yoxall.net or the owners of the original images.

Where information has come from a ‘third party’ I have (wherever possible) given acknowledgement to that third party and quoted it as the information source. It would never be my intention to knowingly claim another person’s research as my own. If you believe that part of the content of this site drastically infringes your (or a third parties) copyright, then please contact me so that I can try and achieve an amicable solution. This is not a commercial website and exists purely to assist genealogists with their research of YOXALL and associated family surnames.

If you wish to reproduce any of the content of the site would you please contact me here with an outline of the use to which the content will be used. In many cases I cannot foresee any problem. In the case where there are further copyright holders, such as images, these images will be watermarked with the name of the copyright owner.

Under no circumstances must any image be sold for profit, or used without permission of the owners, as this website is a non-commercial website, made freely available for personal use only.

Accuracy note

In this web site we are constantly striving to ensure the accuracy of our research and we are committed to sharing our sources with other researchers. As much as possible information provided is from primary sources, i.e., government records, vital records, cemetery records, etc. Other information provided has been obtained from a variety of secondary sources, i.e., personal web sites and oral family history, and has not necessarily been verified through official documentation. Please use this information with discretion in your own research.


The content included in this web site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice. Yoxall.net makes no warranty with respect to documents or other information available from this web site; assumes no legal liability or responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any such information; and does not represent that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Further, Yoxall.net  makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the quality or adequacy of the web site or content, or the suitability, functionality, or operation of this web site or its content. By using this web site, you assume the risk that the content on this web site may be inaccurate, incomplete, or offensive or may not meet your needs and requirements.

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