Living Trees' Privacy Bill of Rights


Personal Information & Content

You own your personal information & content. It is explicitly not ours. Your face is your business. We do not use facial recognition technology.


Delete Personal Information & Content

You have the right to delete your account and take your content with you at any time.


Newsfeed Control


You have full control over your newsfeed and the order of how posts appear. We do not manipulate, filter, or change the order of your newsfeeds. Only you can do that. 



Permissions & privacy are your rights. You control them.

You control who can access your content.
You can opt out of member directory to protect your privacy.



We do not sell your personal information to anyone. You never receive targeted third-party advertisements or targeted third-party content. We think that's creepy. 

The Living Trees Genealogy Network concept began in Post Falls, Idaho, in 2011, by a genealogy enthusiast tired of using numerous social media platforms to connect to other researchers and manage research projects. With Facebook, the go-to platform, she felt something was amiss. The big technology companies were selling our privacy and treating their members as commodities. They were allowing advertisers and the government to monitor their members in exchange for their 'free' services. Generic social media networks get bogged down with drama, politics, hackers and nonsense that completely distracts a person away from their genealogy objectives. 

Living Trees founder, Suzanne St. John, dreamed of the next generation of Genealogy networking and online communications, envisioning a social and chat app that would give genealogists everywhere the most exciting and helpful sharing technology with privacy built into the design - where members would feel safe and protected. This product would be a hub for all their genealogy activities from managing a DNA project to creating their own groups and trees. She personally manages two DNA projects at She has research trees and DNA results shared with her at She has her own published research site at using TNG software. She has several Facebook groups she manages and is a member of many more. She has images at Pinterest. She has a laptop, cloud server and several external hard drives chocked full of media that supports her research. Her Facebook group has over 500 members. She has another 500 in her DNA projects. Her email contacts range in the thousands. And somehow, through memorization mostly, she managed to keep it all straight while building this Living Trees platform. Genealogy sites pop up regularly but none so far that offer what Suzanne envisioned nearly a decade ago. Unfortunately, Suzanne had to learn a lot about web design in order to make her 2011 idealistic vision a reality. As a one-girl team and numerous failed launches, in 2020, the Living Trees Genealogy Network was re-launched with the basic functionality that Suzanne envisioned. 

At Living Trees Genealogy Network, it's just genealogy! We support the #Not4Sale movement that allows our members to feel safe. We do this by promising our service will never sell your data to advertisers; we won't use spyware, facial recognition or invasive ads. Members are treated like people not commodities. 



Living Trees Genealogy Network respects your privacy. No Invasive Ads. No Spyware. No Facial Recognition.



Manage all your genealogy collaboration projects in one place.


Social Network

Chat, Profile, news feed, friends and followers, groups, pages, emojis, polls and many other features.

Core Features

Living Trees Genealogy Network is a social networking community designed for genealogists with all the standard features of other social networking sites but without all the social media nonsense and drama! Profiles can be customized at the user level to share just the information each member wants in order to facilitate their unique genealogy & research objectives. 


Member Chat & Messaging

Members can instantly communicate with other members via chat messaging.

Photo Albums

Members can create and organize photo albums and upload photos to their albums. Privacy controls allows a member to choose who can view their albums and pictures.

Video Albums

Just like with photos, members can upload videos and control who sees them.

Friends & Followers

It wouldn't be a social network without the ability to add friends and followers. 

Groups, Pages, & Hastags

Beauty sells, and beautiful website has a better conversion rate. We gives you the ability to build virtually any design style.

Events, Polls & Activity

Our aim is to make your website stand out from the crowd with 40+ beautiful designed layouts and it will be monthly updated.


Basic Genealogy Features

Living Trees Genealogy Network takes social media to the next level by including great genealogy focused features to help members achieve their 


Member Blogging

At Living Trees members can blog about their every day lives or about their favorite research topics, ancestors, brick walls, and much more.

Genealogy Articles

Living Trees Genealogy Network will provide members with articles related to genealogy to share best practices, highlight new features and functions, etc.

Member Family Trees

Members will be able to create their own family trees that are published directly onto the internet to be shared with their family and friends.

Exchange Gedcoms

Members can upload, download and share gedcom files with other members.

SEO Optimized

We have designed and developed our templates considering SEO best practices with many plugins.

Superfast Support

Our support team can't wait to help you. We take care of your business same way you do.

Finally, Social Networking designed by a Genealogist.


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