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bob Report 5 Feb 2013 12:46

I have just added two people to my tree who are still living. How do I "hide" their details? Bob


brummiejan Report 5 Feb 2013 13:07

Not sure, but I wouldn't put them without their consent anyway. You might edit names just to have initials if you wish.


bob Report 5 Feb 2013 13:29

Thanks, I think I will delete them. Bob


bob Report 5 Feb 2013 16:22

I have solved the problem by typing "Hidden" in the first name box, and "Male" in the surname box. Bob


Wungle Report 5 Feb 2013 20:16

If you go into your account, there's a setting there you can use to hide any living relatives (But it also assumes anyone without a date of death is still living)




jax Report 6 Feb 2013 00:52

The hide living relatives, will only hide them from people who you have shared your tree with.

It does not stop them being found when searched for, through the search all trees function


lotsofmarmite Report 6 Feb 2013 17:44

That's really interesting Jax, I always thought that the names were hidden from the 'search all trees' so does that mean that ALL names entered on trees show, just not when you give access to your actual tree :-S

(not wishing to hi jack thread here)


jax Report 6 Feb 2013 18:07


If you search for anyone in your own tree you will not find them (with your board name)...even long dead ancestors, but anyone else will be able to see them

I removed myself and my parents for this reason....everyone else is dead in my tree


bob Report 7 Feb 2013 16:53

Once again, thanks all. Bob