I believe that entering my journals in family search under my name, as a private person, means that
I have some years that I have done my journal on my ipad and I figured I could just download them onto memories. My other journals would have to be scanned.
Thank you for your help. I am a member of the Pennsylvania group and have appreciated the help I have received.
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No. Do not assume that.
Your database "person record" is indeed private.
However Memory Items are not as private.
Though they are not directly "searchable" if linked only to a living person - there are ways one can indeed "find them indirectly".
Do not post private memory items to FS that you dont want others to see.1
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It is common thought that a living person's memories would be private however this is not so.
However, there is a way to make your memories only viewable to you. It is a simple process to make your journal private, the instructions for this are found in the following articles:
How do I make a Memory private?
More articles like these and those on many more topics can be found in the FamilySearch Help Centre found by clicking on the question mark in a circle at the top right of any FamilySearch page and clicking on Help Centre at the bottom left of the pop-out box.
Hope this helps with adding memories you wish no one else to be able to view.1
We really need a service that you can hire to do all our post humous genealogy requests. My family isn't interested in old yearbooks and furniture and other objects that I've amassed over the years, but they mean the world to me. I'm an only child and not close with cousins etc. so can't ask them.
I would hire someone to sort through and divide up the heirlooms, and tell them where the family tree and DNA's are online, how to get there etc. My kids will NOT be fighting over anything. And won't have big houses to store all this stuff. Yet I want them to have a few things and know why their important, and keep the rest in the extended family.
I would create a list of the sentimental value of everything, and which branch of the family it came from. If no one wants the grandfather clock, then instructions to contact a certain 2nd cousin on my father's side to see if anyone in that family is interested in it. Stuff like that.
A Genealogist who is getting paid would enjoy finding homes for unwanted heirlooms, my kids would just have a quick and easy garage sale. It's just an big ugly old piece of furniture to them.
🏆 🎻 🔨 (I've got old trophy's, paintings, silverware set with wooden box, a hand made rolling pin. )0
FS would frown on using its processes as an overt means for a person to sell items - do business.
that would go against rules
HOWEVER - for example - if you had the desk of your grandfather who is deceased. you could take a photo of it
and upload to FS memories linked to your grandfather - with an explanation of what you know about it. (avoiding saying "its for sale" )
and you could simply state if anyone was interested in learning more about the desk to contact you.
no need to hire a genealogist for most of this type of material - you know the items and you probably know who they belong to - - should be a simple 2 minute task to find the people in your family tree and upload a photo.
but yeh - if you have some teenager in your neighborhood that needs some extra money . . . a good job for them.0
Thank you very much for your help. I will find another avenue to store them.0
This is question that I might have asked, I have an extensive set of transcribed journals covering 50 years that I would like upload. Of course I would to keep my musings private while I am still living, but would find comfort that they could be auto-unlocked at some future time, a mechanism that I am sure would be most welcome. Also, there is the question of format? PDF, text, word, there is not guarantee that any of these file formats will be accessible in a 100+ years from now. Any thoughts?0
Welcome to the Community. FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
As such ...
Who knows what is going to happen in 100+ Years ...
The CURRENT 'Status' is as follows ...
Just for come 'light' bedtime reading ...
Here are some CURRENT "Knowledge Articles", in 'FamilySearch':
What happens to the accounts of deceased users?
What happens to memories submitted by a deceased user?
Where it states, among other things:
If the user has added private memories, those memories are not made public. The system is set to keep private any memories designated by a contributor as private.
What are private memories?
Where it states, among other things:
How do I make a memory private?
Individual memories can be made private on the individual memory page. Groups of memories can be made private in the Memories gallery. See How do I make a memory private?
Are private memories really private?
Yes. Private memories are viewable only by the contributor who changed the view setting to “Private.”
Does the Find feature in Memories find private memories?
No. Once a memory is marked as private, it won’t show up in search results.
Is it OK to add memories about living people?
Yes, but be sure anything you contribute pertains to your immediate family or that you have permission from others to share their living photos and stories. (See Submission Agreement.) Contributing your own life story is important because no one can tell it better than you. It is one of the greatest gifts you can leave for others.
Can I share my private photos with other family members?
No. Only public photos can be shared at this time.
Should I go through and set all my memories to “Private”?
Memories provides a place for people to share and preserve important family memories. To fulfill that purpose, most memory items should remain public. The private option is for memories that may contain sensitive information or information about living people that you feel should not be public.
Do private memories appear in the change history in Family Tree?
Can I use a private memory as a source in Family Tree?
All That Said ...
Who knows what is going to happen in the future ...
I know that this most likely will not help/assist; but, I hope that this gives you a better understanding, of "Private Memories"; plus, provides more, insight; and, perspective.