This is a puzzling question and I'd like to know your thoughts.
Several years ago I found my Mum and Dad on someone's family tree and was surprised/annoyed/angry that this person had them there. The person was not related to me, or if they were it was very distant. As both Mum and Dad had passed and their death notices are indexed on Ryerson or can be found on Trove, I suppose that in order to keep his tree up to date he added them.
I contacted him and asked if he would remove them, he did but was surprised by my reaction.
So here are the questions; As they were my parents, do I 'own' them? Can I suggest to non family members that they either ask me , to add them to their tree or not put them there, in the first place?
While Mum has been gone 11 years, Dad has been gone 59 years, so anyone could get his death certificate, now.
Bye for now,
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