I have a close friend who maintains a private tree and a public tree. We go round and round over why it's frustrating to find a DNA match to someone who maintains a private tree.
I can't view someone's lineage when the tree is private. That's why it's frustrating. I'm limited to asking them to view my tree, and laboriously sharing all of my details, suppositions, etc.
I don't understand maintaining a private tree. !! Maybe you could enlighten me.