Private "Notes" Option
It would be nice to be able to take notes on certain people that remain private to your family search account. These are notes that you are personally using to help you search and stay organized, so you don't need a separate record or piece of paper. It would also be great to have a "notes" page where you could see a list of all your notes and where you are at with each person/family.
Are there things in these notes that need to be private? Why not just use the existing note feature? Just title a note something like "Work In Progress Research Notes." That would have the advantage of being available to your cousins to help you out with any current research questions.3
In addition to Gordon Collett's recommendation there is also:
- Add the profile to your Following list, apply a Label, and add a note to the label. Following is discoverable by other contributors who follow the profile, but labels and their included notes are private.
- Create a shadow profile in your private tree space and put notes there. Just take care not to mark the profile Deceased.