Trimming the Tree

Are you wondering why your Uncle Joe or Jim, Aunt Mary and sister Jane are not included in our genealogy section?  While we want to have a tree that is accurate and up to date, we also don’t want to intrude on anyone else’s privacy.  After reviewing the information we had accumulated, it was discovered there was a significant amount of information that had been gathered from obituaries identifying family members of the deceased.  While the information is of public record, we also felt some of it may be a bit too revealing.  For that reason, we made the decision to trim the branches of our extended families and only include the records of those we could confirm were deceased.  Although the Genealogy program offers security options, we recognize that anything posted to the internet can be compromised.  Therefore, the cut-off date for extended family members without a confirmed date of death is around 1915.