Private Persons Info Being Seen By Others
Hello Fellow Family Searchers,
I have asked this question in the Facebook group, I've also contacted Family Search and haven't gotten a clear answer. FS Help directed me to this forum for answers.
I'm new to FS and genealogy. When I began adding our missing info to the tree, "tasks" were suggested of me and I was advised in FB group to complete these.
Tasks were suggested for my Maternal Grandfather. Specifically his name being on my living mother and her sisters, 2 of which were also living "Birth Registry Page". I affirmed these documents were correct for my Grandfather.
Recently I was contacted through FS messages by an disgruntled Aunt for making her and her living sisters Birth Registry "public on the internet" she says I've set them up for identity theft.
The experienced users in FB group and Family Search help desk have advised that any info for private persons stays private until a death date is added. FS Help says I must have put the info in "memories". I haven't added anything to memories so that can't be how this info was seen publicly.
I recently received an email from FS listing my contributions and showing that I'm following my Grandfather's tree.
Is it possible that if my Aunt was also following my GF that information was seen through that feature? I really need to determine how anyone saw private persons info I added. Members in Facebook group advised aunt may be using my user name and password to access my account. I changed my password per their advice.
This incident has been very upsetting to me and apparently to my Aunt. I didn't begin tracking relatives to anger anyone just put in info for my grandchildren.
Private doesn't always mean private apparently and I've gone in and unattached all of the tasks for living people I've identified for fear of setting others up for identity theft.
I'm now wondering how many other people are going to be angry at me and what I can do to avoid future family strife?
Can someone please help me understand what has happened?