FamilyTreeNow Opt Out & Data Removal Guide

FamilyTreeNow is a free genealogy website that doubles as a people search site. By typing in only a first and last name, you can gain access to information such as the person’s current and past addresses, phone numbers, and age. 

FamilyTreeNow advertises that thanks to their site, you can find family members and possible relatives and create your own family tree. Even though this seems like a lot of data, FamilyTreeNow states that it gathers this information solely from public records and some other open sources. 

That said, just because the data is supposedly legal, it doesn’t mean you want your Personally Identifiable Information available to strangers through the FamilyTreeNow website.

Fortunately, you can remove your personal data from FamilyTreeNow’s records. Follow our opt-out guide to see your information disappear in a matter of days.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: January 23, 2023

How to opt out of FamilyTreeNow and remove your info

In short:

  1. Head to the FamilyTreeNow opt-out page at https://www.familytreenow.com/optout
  2. Fill in your personal info and hit the “search” button to search for your record
  3. Find your listing and click “View Details”
  4. Begin the opt-out process by clicking the red “opt out this record” button
  5. Check your inbox and open the verification email. Click on the opt-out request link to verify your opt-out request

Keep reading for the full opt out procedure with screenshots.

Removing your data doesn’t have to be complicated

It’s easy for data brokers to find and sell your most sensitive information. Taking your data off the market should be just as easy! For just $6.49 per month, Incogni sends out hundreds of recurring opt-out requests*.

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Step-by-step FamilyTreeNow opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Head to the FamilyTreeNow opt-out page at https://www.familytreenow.com/optout

    Opt Out FamilyTreeNow Step 1-1

    Go to the FamilyTreeNow opt-out page. Enter your email address, check the CAPTCHA box, and click the “begin opt out procedure” button. 

  2. Fill in your personal info and hit the “search” button to search for your record

    Opt Out FamilyTreeNow Step 1-2

    Enter your first name, middle name, last name, city, state, and birth year. Once you fill out the form, hit the “search” button.

    TIP:  Unless absolutely necessary, avoid providing FamilyTreeNow with any additional information, such as your birth country or phone number. Enter this info only if you are having trouble finding your record.

  3. Find your listing and click “View Details”

    Opt Out FamilyTreeNow Step 1-3

    Find your record in the results list and click the “view details” button. 

  4. Begin the opt-out process by clicking the red “opt out this record” button

    Opt Out FamilyTreeNow Step 1-4

    Click on the red “opt out this record” button above the full name section.

  5. Check your inbox and open the verification email. Click on the opt-out request link to verify your opt-out request

    Opt Out FamilyTreeNow Step 1-5

    Go to your inbox and open the verification email. Click on the opt-out request link.

6. Continue your data removal journey

Once you’ve gone through the opt-out process successfully, FamilyTreeNow will inform you that it may take up to 72 hours for your record to be removed. Most records are removed immediately, but give it time. Check back in 3 days to ensure your listing is, in fact, gone.

Although you have just erased your record from one website, it doesn’t mean your personal information is safe on the internet. With hundreds of other data brokers and people search sites out there, you’re bound to come across your data somewhere else.

Keep removing your data. Start from these:

What if, instead of searching for individual records, you could save time and opt out automatically? With the help of its algorithms, Incogni can send out dozens of opt-out requests at a time for you and deal with any data broker interactions that may follow.

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Your data is worth more than oil in the digital age and data brokers are making bank at your expense.

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  • A fully automated data removal service
  • Recurring removal from 159+ data brokers
  • Regular progress reports

Use DATA-REMOVAL-FEB at checkout to get an additional 10% discount.

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