You might have the confusion in the mind who is living in the family tree. Then let me tell you that, here people are marked as living. So your account of the ancestry make tree private. Because living people can be only shown to the owner of the tree and if the owner invites the people to the ancestry tree. But if there no information about death then the people who are under 100 years are mainly considered as living.
Most of the time what happens, you upload the file on the tree which is public. Then there is no need to worry because after sometimes, you can make it private or even delete the file also. So in case, your tree is public then the best way is to mark them as the living without making the whole tree private.
What Are The Levels Of The Ancestry Privacy
Basically, there are two levels of privacy. The first one is the public level and the other one is the private level. So it totally depends on you what privacy you choose for your safety. just to prevent the unknown searches. Even you can also understand what privacy is important for you.
Ancestry Public Level Tree- If your tree is a public then-unknown person can search or view the information about living people and also he can view entire family on that ancestry tree without asking any permission. Even the person can view the photos and facts and can be easily uploaded on the other ancestry tree. Because if the person views the information then it will only display the gender of the other living people. Another information is hidden from you. Also, another person can easily get to know your full name as it totally depends on the setting of the account. So make your setting properly.
Ancestry Private Level Tree- If your tree is private then no other unknown people can view or search your tree. It is totally safe and I would like to suggest you make the ancestry tree private. Because here only you can allow the people for the searches and the names, birth years, birthplaces, and any documents which you have uploaded are totally private.
In case if the person tries to search your tree then you will get the message that the tree is private. And you need to directly contact the user just to view the information. Only the owner of the tree will decide to give you access or not. If it permits, then you can get the information other no information is leaked.
How To Change The Settings For Not Searching The Ancestry Private Tree
If you already create a private family tree in ancestry and you want to change the tree into the private just to prevent the searches then it is not a very big task. Because you just need to change the setting and the tree will only visible to you.
In case, you invite the member then it can see your tree otherwise your information is invisible and you cannot search the history of the ancestry if your tree is a private member. Just follows the step by step and make your ancestry tree private.
- In the beginning, you have to click on the “Tree Name” and then select the “Tree Setting”.
- After that, select the “Privacy Settings” tab from the page of the tree setting.
- Now, you have to select the “Private Tree” or the “Pubic Tree”.
- In case, if you are making the ancestry private trees and want to secure from the searches.
- Then, in this situation, you have to select the “Also prevent your tree from being found in searches “ from the tree section.
- You will save changes option which is given at the bottom of the page. Then you need to click on “Save Changes” option.
As you can see we can simple change the settings of tree. anytime you can make your tree public, private or update your ancestry tree all you need to do is just follow above steps then click on save changes option to save them.