Thought this was an excellent article and wanted to share.
Overheard at a genealogy conference recently (repeated from memory so the wording might not be exact):
Person #1: “I won’t put my genealogy information online because I am afraid someone might steal it.”
Person #2: “Where did you obtain all that information?”
Person #1: “From freely available public records, including census records, birth and death records, newspapers, and such.”
OK, now let me add my own comments and questions: All of those records are always available to everyone else. What is person #1 trying to hide?
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