I'm struggling a bit here on when [private address] and/or [private e-mail] should be used. I am working on embedding citations for my personal family documents before I upload them to my public tree. I want to share these records with other relatives but also want to ensure that the records can be traced back to me as holding the original copies. I think it is important for me to provide this information rather than using the private phrase.
In the past, I have uploaded originally held documents (without citations, yes, a very bad practice). Other relatives have attached those records to their trees using family tree software and then syncing to Ancestry. The problem I have noted is that it now shows that person as providing the document. There are now multiple copies of my original records floating around on Ancestry, which keep generating hints to my ancestors. This effectively loses any connection to me as the holder of the original records. For example, if I use the following citation and someone else uploads it to their tree for syncing, how would someone be able to contact me about the record?
Josefine Hansen to Ole H Rude, handwritten letter, 14 March 1949; transcribed and translated by Ingrid [private email], June 2008; original privately held by Kristina Gow Clever [private email], [private address], 2002.