How can I get my private photos/memories off family search? A distant relative of my husbands friended us on Facebook, he asked questions about family going back a few generations. I gave him details by emails & asked why he needed these? He said it was to build the family tree on my husbands side. I gave details thinking these were for his own record. He could find details to a degree on ancestry but if they were still alive he didn’t have access. I was told by another family member to try Familysearch which I did, I noticed some of my living family were deceased on this site. I asked for it to be rectified & didn’t get any help, so I thought if I changed the details myself it would all be changed. I was wrong, more & more details were incorrect. I wasn’t happy & decided to leave the site altogether as it was upsetting. I then get emails off family search about my tree. I followed the link & it brought me to a lot of photos of my dad that died at the start of lockdown! You can imagine how upset & annoyed I was, the same family member has put them on & the only way was going through my Facebook & screen shot my photos of my dads funeral, ashes burial 5 months after his death. (Delayed because of covid burials/deaths). How can I get the photos taken off??? I’ve tried loads of different links
thanks in advance x
I know this is an upsetting and emotional issue.
If you put photos on Facebook or online, anyone else can copy them and do what they like with them. While this may technically be breaching your copyright, it is very hard to enforce. If you don't want that to happen, make sure you share them only with those you trust.
Deceased people have no privacy rights. But living people certainly do, and setting a living person as deceased in the Family Search Family Tree (FSFT) is a serious matter. This article (https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-change-the-status-from-deceased-to-living-in-family-tree) explains how to change a deceased person to living. I hope this works for you, as I know from personal experience that having close living relatives set as deceased can be upsetting and even dangerous for their privacy and personal safety.