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FamilyTreeNow: How to Opt Out and Remove Yourself from FamilyTreeNow | Step-by-Step Instructions

Last Modified Date: Jan 09, 2024
Opt Out of FamilyTreeNow by following the steps in this video or the article below.

In this post, an explanation of what is and Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Opt Out of is provided.

What is is a genealogy and family tree website. The site has access to billions of historical and current public records. Records include census and population information during specific periods of time, some dating back to the 1700’s. Birth and death, military, and marriage and divorce records can be searched for and accessed for free on the FamilyTreeNow website. The public records can include personal identifying information like full names, addresses, and phone numbers in addition to genealogical information.

If you are concerned about your public personal information being searched for and accessed on the website, you can opt out and have your information deleted. Follow the Step-by-Step Opt Out Instructions below and protect your private data.

Currently, there are three ways to remove your personal information from data broker sites like FamilyTreeNow:

  1. Sign up for Optery's automated opt out and data deletion service. Our service will monitor and remove your profile from dozens of data brokers on an ongoing basis. Click here to sign up and get started with a free account and to learn about our automated service plans.
  2. Remove your personal information from FamilyTreeNow by following the steps outlined below. Optery provides guides with step-by-step opt out instructions for many other data brokers here.
  3. If you are a resident of California, you can opt out of data broker sites that follow the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) law. Click here to review Instructions for submitting a CCPA Data Deletion Request.

How do I Opt Out of Manually?

1. Open a web browser and go to the opt out page here: In the Opt Out of Records form, enter your email address, complete the security Captcha and then click Begin Opt Out Procedure.


2. In order to opt out from the website, the next step of the opt out process is to search for your record using the search form provided. Enter your first, middle and last name, the city and state where you live and your birth year. When you have completed the form, click Search


NOTE: Clicking + add more criteria in the form allows you to enter more personal information like your street address and phone number. Entering additional personal information can help with your record search, but is optional.


3. After clicking Search in Step 2, a list of records will be displayed. Locate your record and click View Details.


4. In the detailed record view that opens, click the red Opt Out This Record button located above your full name, birthdate and age.


5. An Opt Out Status message will appear. will send an email to your email Inbox containing a verification link.


6. Check your Inbox for an email from FamilyTreeNow. Open the email and click the verification link provided to complete your opt out.


7. Status of your opt out request will be displayed. Your personal information will be removed from the website.


You have taken a simple, but important step towards reclaiming your privacy.  However, there are hundreds of People Search Sites out there displaying peoples’ personal information. They are constantly changing and being updated.  It’s nearly impossible to stay on top of these data brokers which is why we offer our premium service that monitors and removes your profile from dozens of data brokers continuously.  We do all the work. You get your time back and more peace of mind. Bonus tip: if you’re a business owner worried about the security of your employees, we also have Optery for Business.

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