Re: Posting family trees on-line #general


Sandra Levy <shula2933@...>
 

We should not put personal identifying information about living family
members on-line without their permission. Many people see this as an
invasion of their privacy.

Here is a link to an excellent article >from Microsoft warning about
potential identify theft, scam artists, credit hijackers, etc. that
gain personal information >from on-line genealogical web-sites.
This article >from Microsoft is too long to paste here in full so here
is the link::

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/personal/genealogy.mspx

Microsoft suggests the following when posting family trees on-line:

If you decide to publish genealogical data online for others to enjoy,
you should remove any personal information of all members shown,
including:

Full names (use only initials when possible)
Social Security numbers
Complete dates of birth (show only the year instead)
Specific home addresses of family members, including former addresses
Phone numbers
E-mail addresses
Private affiliations, such as fraternities and sororities
Private holdings, such as real estate or deeds of trust

Shalom >from Jerusalem
Sandra Levy

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