Creepy Genealogy Website You Need To Remove Your Personal Info From
You may not have heard of this website, but they have very likely heard of you...and are posting all your personal information online.
The website FamilyTreeNow might be one of the creepiest thing I've come across online.
It calls itself a genealogy website and boasts that it has the "largest collections of genealogy records anywhere, and they're all 100% free to search!"
But where did they get their info?
When I checked out this website, one I've never been to and never even knew existed, I was more than a little creeped out about what they knew about me.
After plugging my name into FamilyTreeNow, I not only found my name and that of my husband, I found that they had the names of my parents, my in-laws, my siblings, their spouses, their spouses parents...the connections went on and on.
I instantly removed my information from the site...and you can too!
And it wasn't just names. It was birthdays, every address I had ever lived at, the dates that I lived there...it was scary stuff if you ask me.
I guess I understand wanting to look up family history, but addresses and dates I lived there seemed like it was going too far for my taste.
It seemed more like an excellent website for stalkers than those interested in tracing family roots.
So I instantly removed my information from the site...and you can too!
Here's how to do it: