Privacy Concerns

A reason for concern

Several relatives have expressed great concern about having personal information available online. People use their mother's maiden names as bank pass-codes, You can find a lot about a person if you know their name and where they were born.

To address these concerns, the Arbutus Project has a rule: All pages with information on the living are password protected.

Passwords and access to the private site

We've recently restructured the site and done our best to open as much information on our ancestors while protecting the privacy of the living. We now have a second site that contains all our information, which is password protected from the public.

Passwords are available to family relations or to people who wish to perform legitimate genealogical research. However, we've taken great steps to make sure that if you're not a close relative, you won't need a password! If you feel you do need a password, please contact us.