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Removing Public Trees from Ancestry

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JayADee Report 30 Aug 2013 16:10


Does anyone know whether deleted trees are removed from public gaze immediately or whether it takes a while to percolate through the system.
Many thanks


Reggie Report 30 Aug 2013 16:22

The best way to find out is to check on the site after you have deleted your tree


Kense Report 30 Aug 2013 16:37

I am fairly certain that the tree is removed immediately.

It may be that the indices are still there for up to a month as happens when you change from public to private or vice versa.

If so, you entries may turn up in searches but there will be no data for anyone to view.


JayADee Report 30 Aug 2013 17:32

Thanks both!

I did double check after the person in question advised me he had deleted my data which he had uploaded without reference to me. It was there first thing this morning and at lunch time. Not just showing in the the search but the entire tree. I will give it a few days and then contact the person again.

I appreciate your prompt response. :-)


JayADee Report 31 Aug 2013 14:36

Hi KenSE

I thought you might wish to know that the public tree deletion is following the pattern you describe. That is to say, it is still turning up during a search but the data cannot be viewed. Hopefully it will disappear altogether soon!

Thanks once again for your response. :-)


Kense Report 31 Aug 2013 15:15

Thank you JayADee, it's nice to have that confirmed.