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FTM Private Parental Relationship Sync to Ancestry Tree

FTM Private Parental Relationship Sync to Ancestry Tree

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 10:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
In FTM 2012, what is the effect of making a parental relationship private when syncing to Ancestry? Is the relationship excluded from public view? Are all relationships which depend on that one, also excluded from public view?

An example-- I had a cousin Mary who married John, and they had children and grandchildren. I want to include John and these cousins in my public tree.

During my research, I found information about John’s family. I entered his parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, etc. in my FTM tree. However, I do not want to include this family in my public tree on Ancestry.

If I make the relationship between John and his parents private, will this exclude his parents from public view? By making this one parental relationship private, will it also exclude all of his other family members (who are not related to me)?

In effect (for purposes of syncing to a public Ancestry tree), does this accomplish the same objective as detaching?

Re: FTM Private Parental Relationship Sync to Ancestry Tree

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 2:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
No, I don't believe it will. All it will do is exclude the relationship from Ancestry.

As far as I know, there isn't a way of excluding a person when you sync your tree. The process sync's the file including people who are detached.

Re: FTM Private Parental Relationship Sync to Ancestry Tree

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Feb 2013 2:47PM GMT
I hope you will reconsider putting living people's information public in some format on the web. I know I would be upset to the extreme if I found out that one of my sixty cousins put my children's and grandchildren's info on the web. Fortunately, ancestry and most genealogy sites won't let you do that.

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There is no such thing in FTM as making a relationship private. You can make Facts about a person private. For example, you can make the Name Fact be private and hide a living person's name. Making a Marriage Fact private does not effect the "couple" relationship that you have setup for a couple.

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The focus in ancestry in making a person private or public is

1) Is the death fact filled?
2) If not, is the person over 100 years old?
3) If no birth or death date is entered, I think the default presumption is that they are dead, but I'm not sure about that. Or, you can label them as deceased or living with the radio buttons in the person's profile screen.

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Your cousins's husband's family will be made public if they meet the above criteria. If you don't want them in your public tree, then create a new file for John's family and don't upload or sync it.

Re: FTM Private Parental Relationship Sync to Ancestry Tree

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 8:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your response.

"The process sync's the file"

I think that is the key to correcting my thought process. The entire FTM file is uploaded (subject to specified parameters). What is displayed on a particular person can be limited by making a fact or relationship private.

It is the display of pedigree charts in DNA results that caused me to think this way. I have seen some trees where an entire branch is not shown for a person named "Private." I have been trying to figure out what criteria was used.

Re: FTM Private Parental Relationship Sync to Ancestry Tree

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 10:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think what you are seeing in the 10 gen pedigrees in the dna matches is the privatization of living people or those assumed to be living.
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