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Subject: Re: Organizing Genealogy Files Date: 6/28/2012 2:38 PM
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So maybe Ancestry,com is the way to go, but it seems a bit too public for placing current relations out there.

On Ancestry, people usually avoid this problem by not naming people who are living. You can also keep your tree private and allow people to look at it only on request.

But you have to think about why you are posting it. 1) For the benefit of your relatives to share your research? Then omitting most recent generations is OK as usually they are familiar with those people.

2) In hopes of finding other researchers who know something about parts of your family that perhaps you did not find? Then you want the older generations public for sure.

Generally in posting your work, you create a reference point. Some people may disagree with some finer points. When they lived where. Certain dates. etc. But then you hope those who disagree present their reasons and documentation. So conflicts get resolved and the research moves forward.

This is one more technique to shake the tree for every shred of evidence that survives.
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