Some possible responses:
* Engage those persons who have "written" my stories and ask for them to remove them because they have violated my copyright protection.
* Engage those persons and request that they ask permission to use it and to add "reprinted by permission of Randy Seaver" after permission is given.
* Just let it go and be happy folks are reading my posts and website.
* Write my own "Stories" and attach them to my tree people with appropriate copyright notices and permission to attach to other trees.
I try to share my research using my blog posts and web pages because I think that sharing and collaboration is the best way to interact with other researchers. I really don't want to ask other searchers to remove my material from their trees, as long as my copyright notice is included in the "Story."
Here are some examples:
1) For one of my Ancestry Member Trees, I clicked on the "View people with hints" link and saw:
On the screen above, I clicked on the "Story" link and the top of the list is shown above.
2) Further down the list is a "Story" for David Auble (1817-1894), my second great-grandfather. Here is the "Story" for him (two screens):
This "Story" was excerpted from my webpage (see http://www.genealogy.com/users/s/e/a/Randy-Seaver/FILE/0021page.html) as shown below:
Exactly the same words. I have a copyright notice on the top of the page.
The "Story" was posted by the other searcher in 2008, and I tried to engage them in 2012 writing a Comment at the bottom of the "Story" page, saying:
"Are you a cousin? I published the above on my web site where, apparently, you found it and copied it into a Public Member Story here.
Are you a descendant of David Auble? He is one of my second great-grandfathers, through his son Charles Auble. Can we share information? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can start a conversation."