Cyndi Howells, of, sues Barry Ewell, owner of

It’s been known for some time that Cyndi Howells had serious copyright issues with another online genealogy site – and I posted about it on November 5, 2012. On December 30, Dick Eastman posted that “On December 21, 2012, Cyndi Howells filed a lawsuit against Barry J Ewell, owner of, in Washington Western District Court, Tacoma, Washington, for violation of copyrights.” Read more at Dick’s site.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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  1. I see that a link to my local history site, In Old Fort Dodge, is listed at I never submitted anything to that site, but I did submit to Cyndi’s List.

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