Members copying your tree

Discussion in Genealogy Forum started by Susan Standish, Oct 21, 9:05 AM
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Susan Standish
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I have recently found another researcher on here who has every detail of my tree including word for word of my notes alongside a particular ancestor. I know I have never been in contact with this person until I did a search of "connections" and asked just days ago if I can have a look at his tree as we seemed to have a joint ancestor. I am in shock as I always understood that a tree was private unless permission is given.
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Robert Burns
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As far as I know, an invitation is required to make your tree available to others. I just went to your tree and it asked me to ask for an invitation.
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Susan Standish
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As far as I know, an invitation is required to make your tree available to others. I just went to your tree and it asked me to ask for an invitation.
After I discovered the copy tree I altered my privacy from Medium to the strongest level. I know I have never given any permission to this person to view my tree, I don't want to ask him outright as I don't want to alienate him.
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Robert Burns
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After I discovered the copy tree I altered my privacy from Medium to the strongest level. I know I have never given any permission to this person to view my tree, I don't want to ask him outright as I don't want to alienate him.
All I can tell you is to report it to the Tech Forum and maybe they will look into it for you. Hopefully the guy hasn't hacked the site.