Fast and a little concerning: familytreenow.com

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by NTA, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    Fast, I'll admit but what is there that's concerning about it?

    publicly available (although not easily available in many cases) names, dates and addresses all gathered together in a big ol' database.
     

  2. NTA

    NTA Well-Known Member

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    my concerns were in my fiddling with it for myself, family, and people I know I found it to be 75% accurate, with some huge bogus entries and lots of dead people shown to still be alive. That's a big one that is easy to automatically fix with the soc sec dead folks database.
     
  3. Wings06j

    Wings06j Member

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    I searched myself in every state I've lived in. Didn't find me once. spokeo on the other hand keeps finding me even after I remove myself.
     
  4. janedoedad

    janedoedad Liver Abuser

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    This is just another variant of the 'background check' sites found on everywhere online.

    This particular one lists my associates as being anyone who has ever had a company email address from our domain.

    If you want real genealogy information, Ancestry.com (paid) and FamilySearch.org (free, sponsored by the LDS Church) are probably the most accurate and comprehensive sites.