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Jolene1977

Jolene1977 Report 21 Sep 2012 23:43

Is there a automatic way to let people view my tree or do you have to click on it ???

Lynski

Lynski Report 21 Sep 2012 23:48

If someone contacts you by sending you a message to your inbox you will see, at the top of the message -

Access to your tree - Allow
Access to their tree - Request

To give them access to your tree click on Allow.

Reggie

Reggie Report 22 Sep 2012 10:35

Be wary of allowing access to your tree. Make sure that the person to whom you give the access is genuinely connected to your tree...........also that you don't allow access to info about living people.

There have been some sad tales on here of members who have bitterly regretted giving unfettered access to their trees

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 22 Sep 2012 12:57

I agree with Reggie on this.

It's also wise to make sure that the information on your tree is verified and that, in turn, you don't copy from someone else's tree without checking that they also have their facts straight.

It's too easy to be lead up the garden path by unsubstantiated facts - I know, because I've been there! :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 23 Sep 2012 06:37

Lots of us NEVER allow anyone else access to our tree(s) at any time.


Instead, we exchange pms, asking questions to determine that they really are connected to us, and exactly how they are connected.

If we are satisfied, then we will copy out (or separate out) the branch of our tree that concerns them. Then we will send that information to them by pm or email.



As Reggie says, there have been many many tales on here, and on ancestry, about people who give access to their trees, and then find every single person on that tree added to the other tree, whether or not there is connection.


These are people known as "name collectors" ................... I don't believe that needs any explanation.



Never take information from anyone else's tree and add it to your own without making every effort to verify that information ........... do the research, get the certificates, but make sure that what you have copied IS correct.



sylvia