There has been a good deal of discussion about the security implications of including information on living individuals on genealogical websites. Potential concerns are twofold. Firstly, there are simple issues of privacy associated with birth dates, adoption, etc. Secondly, there is risk that published information may assist in identity theft.
We believe that living individuals have a right to privacy. Accordingly this website does not contain any details, such as birth dates, of individuals believed to be living. Only the Names of living individuals are shown and no other information.
Every attempt has been made to protect the names of the living. This is based on a birth and or death date, and if this information is missing then it is possible for the information on a living person to be shown. If you see any such names, please inform us and we will mark them as "Living". (Better still, send us the dates!)
Specifically, individuals born after 1910 are regarded as potentially living, unless it is known they are deceased.
Family members may request a Login ID and a Password by way of registering an account which will enable them to see more information of living individuals within their tree. Please feel free to Register your account, which will give you more access to different parts of this site. Each new account must be "authorized" by the site administrator. For reasons stated above, we do not authorize new accounts for individuals that are not a member of the top 10 Surnames listed on this site, nor to people that are not known.
If you notice any personal information on this site regarding living individuals, please contact us and we will remove it.
Alternatively, if you are able to clarify that an individual listed as "Living" (say, a child of a named individual) is actually deceased, please also let us know.
Rest assured that under no circumstances would we ever pass on any email addresses or other personal details to third parties.
This page last updated on: 12/20/2012 7:29:27 PM