You bring up a very important issue. Unfortunately, it's true nothing is
confidential anymore and our identities can be stolen with great ease.
Having been a victim of this event, I can tell you it's a nightmare.
I agree that the likelihood of this happening >from sending out our family
trees is probably negligible. I also think the anxiety factor (real or
imaged) isn't part of the equation. In my opinion, the focus should be
more about allowing each person the right to make a decision for themselves
and their minor children, as to what information is made public. We can
judge another person's thoughts on the matter any way we want, but it's still
their decision to make.
My solution out of respect to everyone's right to choose, is only provide
deceased names and everyone else, without their expressed permission, is
left generic. I even include my siblings and their children in that category.
Without their permission, they are simply "living males/females," on my
Poland (Lomza/Suwalki Gubernia): DANOWSKI, ELSHON, FABRYTZKI, FAJNTUCH,
FROMSON, GABELMAN, JAZINSKI, KUREJWOWSKI, LANGUS, LIPOWICZ, MILEWICZ,
Ukraine (Kiev area): BLAZ, KVACHINSKI, LEFELMAN, SHIFMAN, VOIDNIK,