Protect the Living

logo: Practice safe genealogy

There are very good reasons why the details of living persons should be excluded here. For a start, here in the UK banks and building societies sometimes still use the maiden name of one's mother as an identity check. By publishing a family tree with names of the living on the Internet, we genealogists are handing a wonderful gift to any person unscrupulous enough to use it.

Here is an article with specific reference to genealogists, from which came the logo above:

(if this link is broken, please let me know)