Much of the information maintained in this database is, a matter of Public Record. I have fought over the years because some people object to seeing their name here. I have taken this into consideration and have removed the birth dates of any living individual born after the 1940 census.
A question that pops up from time to time is "Why do you have individuals in your database that are not directly related to you or your wife". This is why in part.
08 November, 1998.
Mr. Zorger,Sometime ago, I gave you my line back to Thomas & Alice in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
I just wanted to let you know because of your posting my info, a father and daughter have been reunited (via email, so far) this weekend after 30 years!!! They are both overjoyed!! The daughter went looking for family and was shocked to see that just, maybe, her father was still alive. Her mother had implied to her that the father had passed many years ago!
Just knowing that having Our Ancestry on-line helped in so many ways made me realize its importance.
DON'T ASK to have your name removed as somewhere someone has provided it to me. It could have been a parent, an aunt or uncle, a sibling, a son or daughter, a cousin, or even your spouse.