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How to Remove Yourself from Rootsweb

July 9, 2019

DeleteMe’s Rootsweb Review is a genealogy site, owned by Ancestry, that provides a people search service. To remove yourself from Rootsweb, you must email Ancestry customer support directly. After this, your information will be removed within 2 business days.

Speed: 3 Difficulty: 5

How to Remove Yourself from Rootsweb

1. Send an email to Ancestry’s customer service, Include the link to your listing, your email address, and specify what information you want to have removed.

2. They may ask you to provide a government-issued ID to verify your identification. Be sure to block out your picture, signature, and ID number.

3. Your information will be removed within 2 business days.

You can read more about Rootsweb’s data breach, Ancestry’s data privacy practices, and how to delete your Ancestry account on our blog.

Julianne joined Abine in 2018 after studying international justice at Leiden University. She is a dedicated privacy advocate and an opt-out expert. When she’s not fighting data brokers, she enjoys unplugging with a cup of coffee and her cat.

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