message from genes reunited - i appear on someones family tree....
ClareVoiant · 05/11/2008 19:27
but i haven't a clue who they are. (i have a name) but don't know them iyswim.
i tried to send them a message through genes reuntited, but it means i have to upgrade (cost of £10) for 6 months! am not interested in paying out any cash just now, so any ideas how i can find out who this person is?
Lilymaid · 05/11/2008 19:30
In the majority of cases, the person who has contacted you has an ancestor with a similar name and dob to yours but isn't related at all. You can't find out unless you upgrade.
ClareVoiant · 05/11/2008 19:57
hmm... its definately me. i have an unusual maiden name and the town and year are correct. i appear on their tree, i was hoping there would be a way of looking them up without paying. (cheapskate!)
surprise · 05/11/2008 21:48
I'm a fully paid up member so could have a look for you if you like?
ClareVoiant · 06/11/2008 07:19
Oh would you, that'd be great :-) thank you, suprise.
If you emailed me, i could send you the email i was sent? My email is [email protected] I tried just searching the mans name but there were hundreds of them and they might not be local i guess.
JLo2 · 06/11/2008 17:50
You could always contact genesreunited themselves as people are not supposed to put names or details of living people on there without that person's permission. He clearly does not have your permission and you are quite clearly living
Ivvvvyygootscaaared444 · 06/11/2008 23:08
just saw above post and second that it is against data protection.......
girlandboy · 07/11/2008 12:21
What worries me is when someone opens a tree for me, and they have got their date of birth on it. I mean, I wouldn't use it for fraudulent purposes, but not everyone's as nice as me!
mabeetle · 05/12/2008 08:33
I appear on someone else's tree and that tree is mine!! I went to look at it and it was definately my own, some kind of software related thing . I don't have my date of birth, just the year and place which is a bit more secure.
When I get messages from possible matches it just tells me their first name and neither of us have access to the trees unless we tick a specific box. Just because you have a match in your trees does not mean that they can see that tree or know anything about you. If you choose to allow them access to your tree after you have conversed with them, then you can do that.
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