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How do I make sure all my family site information is kept private?

Family sites at MyHeritage.com are automatically protected with privacy settings that prevent guests from viewing sensitive information about living family members in the family tree, such as first names and email addresses.

In the event that the default privacy settings are not strict enough for you, the steps below will help you make your site and content completely private.

Make your MyHeritage.com profile private

Mouse over your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select “My Privacy”.

My Privacy

In the “My Member Preferences” section remove the checks from all six boxes.

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Save changes.

Make your family site private

In “My Privacy”, select the site you want to configure privacy settings for from the list of your sites on the left. Click “Access”.

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Remove all checks from the boxes on this page.

If you have more than one family site and you’d like to make them all private, you can check the last box on this page “Apply the above settings to all my family sites”.

Save changes.

Make your family tree and photos private

In “My Privacy” click “Content”. Remove the checks from all boxes on this page. If you have more than one family site you’ll need to do this for each site.

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Save changes.

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