Deep Research on "deep ancestors or historical figures"

+2 votes
On my WikiTree feed that I get everyday, I have noticed people joining but keeping their "family tree private" but wanting to "collaborate" on ancestors or historical figures.  Why is this allowed on a collaborative tree?
in Policy and Style by Rolanda Claunch G2G Crew (710 points)

1 Answer

+3 votes
I'm not sure why others might choose to keep their tree private, but it is allowed and it is a point in the Honor Code that we respect privacy. Privacy is, of course, required for living individuals. Certain levels of privacy are allowed for the recently deceased. Only profiles for people born over 150 years ago or who died over 100 years ago are required to be open. You can usually contact a profile manager to privately discuss any "private" profile or their tree which they may have private, bearing in mind it is their preference if they choose not to disclose information about that which they prefer to leave private.
by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (458k points)
Thank you

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