Protect Your Online Privacy: How to “Opt Out” So No One Can See Your Home Address Online
FamilyTreeNow.com offers an easy way to automatically compile information about your genealogy, as well as find anyone else’s history. The site boasts records including census (1790-1940) records, birth records, death records, marriage and divorce records, living people records and military records.
This could be alarming to anyone who wants to protect their privacy, but particularly to those in the military who have heightened personal and operational security considerations.
Opting out of having your information online is easy and free.
- Verify you are not a robot and click “Begin Opt Out Procedure”
- Search for the name you want to remove
- When the record is pulled, click the red “Opt Out This Record” button
- The site says it can take up to 48 hours for your information to be removed.
Learn more about OPSEC safety in your own military life here: Practice Safe SECS