Why is FamilySearch sharing church membership records from 1955 & 1960?
I recently found church membership records from 1955 & 1960 attached to my father and mother, who are deceased. The problem is, it also lists all the children WHO ARE NOT DECEASED. This record attached in familysearch makes it very easy to find people's mother's maiden name, which is a security issue for my personal identity and financial security. One of the first things I learned in genealogy is to not share living people's information, yet here is familysearch sharing membership information for people born up through 1960.
I think FamilySearch should NOT be sharing membership records until at least 100 years after the youngest person in the family was born.
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While I cannot answer the question of "why" the Census Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1914-1960 were released recently, there is an article in the Research Wiki that provides information about these censuses. Note that there is a moderator for the article whom you might be able to reach.
Regarding the privacy issue, FamilySearch protects the privacy of living people by putting their records in the contributor's private space and restricting who can see the private space.
There are actually a number of record collections in our database that contain information about living individuals. (The U.S. censuses taken in the 20th century come to mind.)
You can request to remove the name of a living person from Historical Records and here is the link to the knowledge article that explains how to do that:
I'm hoping some of this information addresses your concerns.0