privatising notes

Intro

As the keeper of your genealogical data, you note everything about your family - the good and the bad - but sometimes the bad can upset the apple cart really open the can of worms best left sealed.

Tactfully, some people can be upset and humiliated by information regardless of whether the information is truthful or not; and unfortunately in today's society, these people need to have their privacy respected.

Within Legacy, there are many types of places where notes can be left for your data:

Personal: General / Research / Medical
Family: Marriage
Events: Birth / Christening / Death / Burial

Most (but not all) of your notes will probably be located in the General, Research and Marriage.

The Note

Mary Jane Bloggs (born: 27 Feb 1851) was murdered by her neighbour and cousin Joe James Bloggs (1850-1901), at the young age of 17. It was reported that she was with child at the time of the murder. Defence for Joe Bloggs maintained that he was that intoxicated, screaming that her cousin was in league with the devil and a lady of the night. The court tried the accused of murder and was sentednced to 25 years.

Yes this is fiction, but not far from the realm of possibility. Let's say that the family of Joe Bloggs are ashamed of what their ancestor did - it definitely could be a skeleton in the closet. In Legacy, we can mask sensitive data with the double square brackets - [[everything in here is hidden]] - so let's add this to what we have in the note.

Hide Sensitive Info

Mary Jane Bloggs (born: 27 Feb 1851) was murdered [[by her neighbour and cousin Joe James Bloggs (1850-1901), ]]at the young age of 17. [[It was reported that she was with child at the time of the murder. Defence for Joe Bloggs maintained that he was that intoxicated, screaming that her cousin was in league with the devil and a lady of the night. ]]The court tried the accused of murder and was sentenced to 25 years.

OK, I admit; I did structure this in a particular way so that when the highlighted areas are privatised, that it also reads as if nothing has been removed. See the following tab for the result.

The Result

Mary Jane Bloggs (born: 27 Feb 1851) was murdered at the young age of 17. The court tried the accused of murder and was sentednced to 25 years.

So what happens now!