As of 2023, Roots and Recall belongs to Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C., all inquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the university at the Pettus Archives.
R&R collects information from multiple institutions, written sources, linked databases and public input to create website posts that are related to specific addresses. Each entry attempts to include a current image of a specific house, data from the local city directories, a Sanborn Insurance Map “diagram” of the specific address, census data, historic survey data, and architectural, family, and historical information as related to the address – “three dimensional genealogy.”
As of Dec. 2018, Roots and Recall (R&R) has over 33,000 posts and more than 400,000+ images of historic properties, individuals and related subjects in nine counties. R&R has been called the Wikipedia of House History, and it functions much in that same manner by encouraging public input and submissions. The site is also operated by volunteers, there is no paid staff!
R&R’s mission is to provide accurate data on properties that are fifty years of age or older. While the data is carefully reviewed and its sources are highly reliable, R&R cannot insure complete accuracy and suggests that users enhance their knowledge of posts they enjoy with their own research. Additional input and submissions to our data are always encouraged. Be sure to include the address of the post in question, your full name, address, email, phone number and specific source of documentation.
- R&R does not encourage posting multi-generational genealogy charts or significant numbers of current personal images unrelated to the specific post. We do, however, highly encourage submitting family histories, older pictures, and stories related to tangible addresses, structures, dwellings, and locations that are fifty years of age or older.
- You may also read a few of R&R’s Endorsements and Remarks
- Simple comments or additions to the posts can be made via the comment link associated with each individual post; significant amounts of input and/or images should be submitted via the Share York Story link found in R&R’s menu bar.
- R&R watermarks many of the images displayed on the website due to restrictive use by donor sources and Intellectual Property considerations. By doing so, R&R is protecting the rights of the lawful owners, but not necessarily claiming copyright of said images. Request for use of images should be submitted to Winthrop University’s Pettus Archives, Rock Hill, S.C.
- R&R may refuse inclusion of submissions for any reason the company deems of importance to the long-term goals and security of the site. Prior to submitting data to R&R, it is important that you first read and agree to the Term and Conditions stated on the Share York Story page.
Roots and Recall is both a trademarked and a patented website created for the purpose of connecting historical materials such as genealogy to a specific homeplace address. However, not all web pages available for your use, are copyrighted. To the best of our knowledge the usage of any collection or submittals contained within RootsandRecall.com, such as articles, compiling, photographs or graphics, were legally obtained and conform to Fair Use Doctrine & Copyright guidelines. If you notice inappropriate use of materials, notify R&R for further research and potential removal. Materials on display either written or electronic are the property of Roots and Recall or licensed for usage by institutions or individuals – all rights reserved. Address any request for permission to use to: Winthrop University’s Pettus Archives, Rock Hill, S.C.
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