FCC regulations say bloggers should disclose any possible conflicts of interest.  So:

This is a personal blog written and edited only by me. For questions, please contact me at hallroots **at** sbcglobal **dot** com.

I'm not paid to blog, I just like genealogy and family history and I like sharing it.  I pay for the services and software and books and such I use, or I use libraries and free sites. I don't tend to mention things unless I think they're useful.  Your mileage may vary.

Very occasionally, when I actually get to a genealogy conference, I get some freebies to try.  Anything other than promotional tchotchkes that I mention as a resource will be listed below, so you can decide if my views are biased in any way:

Legacy Family Tree - free software and software tutorials (upcoming)
RootsMagic - free software (upcoming)

If I happen to review or recommend a product or service from a company that has given me the product, I'll tell you about it in the same blog post and/or refer you to a list of those items/companies on this page.

I will always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences with services and products.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which I believe might present a conflict of interest.  I will revise this disclaimer if any information contained within changes in the future.   Meanwhile, consider this info to be current as of Aug. 29, 2014.  Thanks for reading!