Thinking of putting a genealogy web site online? Do you post family information on mailing lists or newsgroups? Are you considering publishing your family history research? Please remember your family members and their right to privacy before you publish any personal information or place it online. Use some of the software utilities below to remove any information about living individuals from your GEDCOM file before generating reports and web pages. Read the articles below for advice and current opinions on this topic.
Articles and other online privacy resources:
Dave Naylor's Genealogy Program GeDStrip
The GeDStrip program creates HTML web pages from a standard GeDCom (available as an output file from most genealogy database programs). It excludes all data about living individuals from those pages, as well as all links for the remaining individuals.
GED2GO (GEDCOMs to go)
A utility program which automatically finds and removes living persons from GEDCOM files. GED2GO Version 4 runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista or later. Current Version is 4.02, November 9, 2007.
For Windows. Software that privitizes a GEDCOM file.
For Windows. An easy to use application for filtering private data from genealogy database (GEDCOM or GED) files. It can filter birth, death, marriage, adoption, notes, source and other details.