Find My Past to Make Deceased Relatives On Your Online Trees Available to Everyone #general

Jan Meisels Allen

For those who have their trees on Findmypast you may find this of interest.
Effective July 1 the deceased relatives ( they say ancestors but I presume
they mean relatives not everyone is a direct line ancestor) will become
sharable as hints. They are doing this for a more "collaborative
experience". This is optional. If you do not want your deceased relatives
open to everyone you can follow the directions to change the default
setting: "open your tree, select 'Tree settings' (cog icon near the top
right), untick the 'Share deceased ancestors' box and save the changes." If
your tree settings are not marked private before July 1 and you don't want
to share it is best to change your setting before the July 1st deadline.
Once they are shared as a hint they can't be taken back by later changing
your setting to private.

Previously, all information on Findmypast was considered private. If you
included information >from relatives who asked it be kept private you should
contact them for permission if you want your deceased relatives to become
public information and take their guidance. This may mean not permitting the
public view or removing them >from your online tree on Findmypast.

To read the new frequently asked questions see:

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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