Prevent Identity Theft
Actually, the aggregating of the information has led to this site being a source for identity theft of living people. Parent/household Census records provide birthdate and place information, residence history, and sibling data. Other data available include mother's maiden name, along with school records, service records, spouses using the deceased spouse's retirement - which uses HIS/HER identity information which is NOT restricted here. Note: most of these answers have been used to 'verify your identity' on financial and medical data sites, at some time, and even today. Very naïve to minimize this site's danger. Relative's identity stolen multiple time using no more information than found here. Yes, the records can be found, if someone wants to work to go get and find the data if they have access to it. However, here all the sources are available and aggregated for the thief. Just pull the person of interest up and select "DETAILS", then answer any security question being asked... The information can be aggregated for living persons, as well, it is just that only the creator can see it - unless they falsely designate that person is deceased!!! (no proof required). Only have to prove that they are still living, once someone notices the error...
Fix, this problem!.
1) No creation/designation of a person being deceased without proof, if under 200 years old.
2) Do not post/link/source census records containing the birthdate and place of living persons. Understand that it is the aggregating of the available information that creates the problem.
3) Do not allow the sourcing/linking of Service Records containing serial numbers/SSNs, if under 200 years old.
4) Do not post/link/source school records containing the birthdate and place of living persons. Understand that it is the aggregating of the available information that creates the problem.