What topics can I ask about here? clearly says the site is not about
- Locating identifiable living individuals
Because of this I would have voted to close Finding Korean War-Baby Brother using GEDmatch? as not being on topic for the site. Since I am a mod, I can't vote to close as a member of the community would because that would close the question unilaterally.
Why should we have a rule for the site that says we aren't going to be a party to attempts to hunt down living people via paper records, but all of a sudden, as soon as people are using DNA to do it, it's suddenly okay?
I would like to hear from other community members about your feelings on this, but especially from those of you who participated in the discussions when the Asking pages were written. What did you have in mind when the 'not about locating living individuals' rule was made?
Judy G. Russell's post on The Legal Genealogist from Nov 19, 2018, The Rights of the Living, is especially timely. It contains links to several statements of ethics from major organizations such as NGS and the APG.