Protect Your Privacy

  • Take common-sense steps to protect your online identity and reduce the chance that you will be targeted by a scammer, hacker or identity thief
  • Good practices includ:
    • Review websites privacy policies
      • Does the website sell your information to third parties?
      • Do you grant rights to any information or photographs that you post on the site?
      • Does your username, e-mail address, or identifying information post on the site
    • Set Strong Passwords
      • Avoid using information that is in your family tree - i.e. mother's maiden name, birthdates, etc.
    • Respect the privacy of your living relatives
    • Opt-out of browser tracking
      • Visit About Ads to find out which companies track your online activity and to opt-out of tracking from participating companies
  • Genealogical Privacy
  • The Legal Genealogist