Does anyone know what becomes of 'private' memories when the owner or submitter passes away? Do the
I realize this is a fairly new feature but was wondering if there has been any thought to how memories stored in FamilySearch but marked as private eventually become public. Will there be a 110 year rule or something similar? Will the descendants of the owner have the opportunity to review and take over ownership of private memories? Will the owner have to make sure to hand over ownership to someone else.
The "private option" is one that is very new - so the vast majority of memories items are not actually marked as private - unless someone went back and marked them as private. and many people havent even "caught on" to this new option.
Besides the new "private option" - you also need to realize that when you link a memories item only to a living person - or dont link it to anyone at all - - the item is not "searchable/locatable" by others - so in a round about way - it is also "private" - but not in the exact same explicit way as actually marking it as private explicitly.
That being said - there are various ways, if people think ahead, that they can prevent both of these types of "private" memories items from being lost forever upon the death of the person.
Personally I prefer to only mark things explicitly as "private" when they are "sensitive" in nature. A picture of my direct family (all living persons) I would probably not mark as private - and simply know that because its only linked to living persons - that it will not pop up in a memories search.
(but this is just my feelings and Im sure there are others who feel otherwise - and mark everything as "private" when its for a living person.)
Now IF you dont explicitly mark something as "private" - but you just simply leave it hooked to a living person - there actually is a "not so well known" trick - that you can give "special" people you trust access to the items. This is by placing the items in what are referred to as "albums" (which are like "folders" ) - which is a generally good idea anyway. If you do place an item in a folder - you will note that the album/folder - actually has a URL (link) to it. and that link - CAN actually be shared with someone else (such as a trusted family member)
and this is way that items linked to living persons can be accessed by others after the person is deceased. This is discussed here: https://community.familysearch.org/s/feed/0D53A00004uWiWLSA0
here is also a link about using/creating Memories albums - which I highly suggest -if you are uploading a large amount of items.
also be sure and check out this page:
All very good questions ...
I am just another User/Patron like yourself ...
Just my thoughts ...
Short Answers (to your SECOND and THIRD 'Questions'): 'Yes'; and, 'No,'.
Short Answer (to you latter 'Questions'): 'No', NOT at this stage.
Remember: Just my thoughts ...
But, as you inferred ... it is fairly new ...
Whereas, in the future, that is anyone's guess ... things "Change".
Here are some "Knowledge Articles" in 'FamilySearch':
What are private memories?
How do I make a memory private?
Do private memories appear in the change history in Family Tree?
Can I use a private memory as a source in Family Tree?
I hope this helps.
I can't wait to try this!😀0
I hope you dont mean to try and become deceased . . .0
I did not know about private memories as sources and that they show up in the history. Both great to know. Thanks.0