New member introducing myself: Angelica

+8 votes

my name is Angelica Piña and am newly retired...I love doing research, and all of the info I've received from the results of 23andme and a family member, J. Cadena, has completely inundated my brain.  LOL

I need to sit down and start from scratch finding out about our family history; I've already started interviewing my aunts and uncles through my cousins and it's a slow pace because everyone works.  LOL

I'd like to know how to proceed with the results I received from the 23andme reports.  I've read and seen videos on the privacy issues when it pertains to health but it's still not clear to me if putting out my personal information is safe or not.  I considered removing my name but then I won't have a tree, right?

I copied this from a show on Prime videos called "Data Mining the Deceased" and it points out that for 23andme, this is what they defend, that their company "assigns a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, reproduce, edit, reformat, ...etc"

For those of you that have already shared info from your trees, would you please share how you did it to protect your children from any repercussions?

Thank you, I appreciate your assistance.  :)
WikiTree profile: A Piña
in The Tree House by A Piña G2G Crew (660 points)

2 Answers

+5 votes
So far as the part of your question relating to the tree, the degree of privacy is partly a matter of choice.  The profile for any living person who is not a member of wikitree is automatically private, and no information is displayed.

In my case I am comfortable with the yellow privacy lock (which I see you have).  I did the same for my parents, even though they have both been deceased for over 20 years.  That keeps certain information more private for the protection of my siblings, nieces, children, cousins, etc.  

I set my grandparents profiles to open, even though they could remain more private.  I personally do not add living people without their knowledge, and even then I have stopped with my own generation.  If/when some of the younger ones take an interest, it is easy enough to connect them then.
by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 5 (52.1k points)
+6 votes
Thank you for introducing yourself A.  I answered your question about privacy when you talked about your grandparents in another question on g2g.

Welcome to WikiTree, and I hope you enjoy yourself here as much as I have.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)

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