Re: Publishing a tree online #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

I sent my tree to relatives in hard copy form and wouldn't you know, one
of them published the entire tree online without asking me. Once you send
out this information you loose all control of containing the data.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, BUXBAUM-Skwarzawa, Glinyany,
Sielec Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOWICKI, MINOFF, MINWITZKI-Brest-Litovsk, Wyskae-Litovsk- BELARUS

In a message dated 4/23/2011 10:20:10 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
cousintrudy@comcast.net writes:
I asked my family before I put the information online. 2 ladies
immediately contacted me and said *No*. I already had identity theft in my
life and once is more than enough.
People are paranoid today. I respected their wishes and have not put my
database online. They said I could put names only that would be OK. Hence
I am not growing as fast as I would like. Instead I send a PDF file to
anyone that would like it. As was said, genealogy does not cause 'identity
theft' as all that information is already online but people are still
afraid.

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