Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Took Down the Genealogy Stuff

After years of having lots and lots of genealogy information about my family on a website, complete with photographs, I've taken most of it down. It's about privacy and safety. We've all heard the stories about identity theft and stalkers, and God only knows what other ways that "bad guys" can use our personal information. With surnames like Smith and Russell I don't concern myself too much with strict privacy but when you have a last name that is unique, shared by only a dozen or fewer people in the world, you (meaning me) should think twice about putting it out there and telling the world all you know about it. Sheesh! Why didn't I think about that years ago? What was it Woody Allen once said, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you?"
So, this is now my main blog, my sounding board. Genealogy is just one of my interests and I'm not giving it up, just not being so public about it.

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