Last night when scrolling along Facebook a friend of mine posted a link to this website, and said to check and see if your name's on it, and if it is delete it.  Well I checked, and not only is my name on it, but my entire family's names are on it also our addresses are on it.  So check to see if your name is on it now! 

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The website is called FamilyTreeNow and what's scary is all you have to do is a quick search and you can learn where anyone lives.  This is alarming. With Facebook, anyone can request to be your friend, and see your full name, now all they need to do is type it into a website, and BOOM all your personal information comes up.

What's also really scary isn't just that it has your personal information on it, it's got links to "possible relatives" and when I clicked that it showed both of my parents, my brother, my grandparents.  That's way more info than needs to be out there on the internet.

But you CAN delete it, here's how!

  • Copy the Perma-link at the top of the page
  • Go to the bottom of the page and click "contact us"
  • Then fill out the form, it's quick just name, contact email, and you'll paste that perma-link and ask them to remove all your information.
  • Click here to see screen shots and a more in depth detail about how to remove your name.

Hopefully enough outrage about this site will shut it down, but in the meantime you can never be too careful with your personal information being aired out on the internet for all to see.