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Family tree, permission to view but info is hidden

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Paula Report 10 Jan 2019 17:03

An email from GR said I had an offer to view someone's family tree and to click on the link. I did that, but the tree has no details or names of the people. It just says 'hidden'. Can anyone tell me how I can actually see the details, otherwise, what is thepoint of being sent the link? Thanks for any help on this!


Inky1 Report 10 Jan 2019 17:38

It might be because the member who has given you permission to view their own tree has a "yes" against Hide Living Relatives. And that all the people in their tree are still alive OR have dates of birth less than - I think - 100 years ago with no dates of death input.

OR: Maybe simply that all the people displayed on your screen fall into one of those categories, but that there are other previous generations on the tree that you have not looked at? (Have you tried clicking to previous generations - assuming that there are any?)


Paula Report 10 Jan 2019 18:01

Hello, thank you for taking time to reply. It appears to be across three generations and all the people have 'Hidden' apart from one. That one is named and the date of birth and death is shown.
I have replied to the person who said I could view the tree, and I have written the details of the person we may have in common. So they may reply to that message hopefully. Then in the meantime I thought I'd look at their tree and then found this difficulty!

I haven't used the website very much and there are so many parts to it that I haven't yet come across,

Thank you for your help.