6th March 2015 at 4:17 pm #4116
BECAUSE ONTARIO HAS DIFFERENT PRIVACY FOR EACH VITAL AND CENSUS, IT’S HARD FOR ME TO KNOW JUST WHAT “ASSUMED DEAD AT 120 YEARS” PRIVACY DOES IN RELATION TO MY TREE. ONTARIO ISNT THAT CUT-AND-DRY. WHILE I CAN FIND MARRIAGES AFTER 40 YEARS, I CAN’T FIND BIRTHS UNTIL AFTER 97 YEARS AND ONE DEATH IS PUBLIC AFTER 72 YEARS.
Kiwitrees manages privacy through a simple dead vs alive rule. By default (privacy enabled) living people are hidden, dead are visible (to non-logged in visitors). It is no more complicated than that.
This is not therefore directly comparable to any government rules about accessing BMD data that do often look like your Ontario ones. Mine are similar in NZ. The birth and death rules can approximately be catered for through the “years after birth” and “years after death” adjustments. But there is no way to match the marriage rule. If either party to a marriage are alive their marriage is hidden. If both are dead it is visible.
The “120 yr rule” is really something quite different. It exists only to assist in determining dead vs alive in cases where death is not stated. If you have a tag like “1 DEAT Y” or you have a date or source added to the death tag, then death is confirmed and the 120 yr rule is irrelevant and ignored. It, in itself, does NOT determine privacy.
- Ontario want to hide births until 97 years after birth. Kiwitrees will reveal those births as soon as the person is recorded as dead, or xx years later if you set “Extend privacy to dead people born in the last xx yrs“. So to match Ontario, set that to 97.
- Ontario want to hide deaths until 72 years after death. So you need to set “Extend privacy to dead people died in the last xx yrs” to 72.
- Ontario want to hide marriages until 40 years after marriage. As per comment above, there is no easy way to manage this for marriages. But you can rely on the fact that no marriage will be visible until BOTH partners have been dead for 72 years (if you set as per 2. above). That’s stricter than you need by a minimum of 32 years and often far more. You can over-rule that manually (on a per-marriage basis) by adding a “1 RELA none” tag to any marriage that you want to force to be visible. Personally I would not bother.
All of the above assumes you want to follow exactly the rules Ontario have set. But personally I would carefully check those rules. I suspect you will find they are NOT general privacy rules, but specific ones related to the release by them of data they hold. In most jurisdictions if your information is gathered for genealogy purposes, and you strictly limit access to deceased persons data, and you modify that on request of direct relatives, then you are probably
‘legal’ (but you cannot rely on anything I say, in a court of law 🙂 )Nigel
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