Many people ask me about privacy in genealogy research. It’s important to note that if you build a tree on Ancestry.com or one of the other genealogy sites, information on living people is hidden from public view. (Unless you click “allow to view living people” when you send an invite to someone as you share your tree with them – that setting applies only to them.) If you add to the community tree on FamilySearch.org, the information on the living people is visible on your tree, but only the people who have passed away are visible to others.
A word of caution: if you upload photos and tag individuals in them, the information you have added to the photos is visible publicly.
. Your personal information will never be sold to another company.
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