pla·gia·rize (plā´ jǝ rĪz) vt. to take (ideas, writings, etc.) from (another) and pass them off as one’s own¹

Here are some excellent resources discussing plagiarism in genealogy

Here are a few good articles from outside the genealogy world

There are plugins and programs to check for plagiarism.  If you are interested in something like this please read 10 Sites That Check for Plagiarism by Jennifer Frost. She gives the pros and cons of both free and paid services.

¹Michael Agnes, editor, Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th ed. (Cleveland: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 2001), 1100.

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