Sunday, March 23, 2014

Making your email address "public" on Settings detail
One major purpose of the FamilySearch Family Tree is to facilitation collaboration - working with people we may not even know to document the lives of our ancestors.  Anything you add or change in the tree is associated with your contact name so that we all know who made what changes.

Your contact name may (or may not) be recognizable to others, but if you haven't made your email address "public" in your FamilySearch user settings, no one can contact you through FamilySearch.

Take a moment today to ensure your email address is set to "public".  Log in to, then click on your name (upper right corner, just under "Get Help") and then click the down arrow.  Select [Settings] and scroll down to find your email address and other contact information.  Click in the box at the end of each line to mark that item "Public".

While you can opt to show your full name, home address, phone and email address, at a minimum you should make your email address public. For help updating your FamilySearch privacy and contact settings, stop by the Family History Center!

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