This video is most applicable to FamilySearch users who participate in the Family Tree. But it also contains some gems that may help FamilySearch users who do not participate in the tree. Here are the items covered in this video:
- FamilySearch watch lists.
- The change log in FamilySearch’s Family Tree.
- Command/Control click – which I wrote about here.
- Reviewing record attachments in FamilySearch’s Family Tree, detaching records, changing the focus person in the attachments screen and then attaching the record to the correct person.
- Ancestry’s FamilySearch button. Using it to link people in your Ancestry Tree to the same individual in FamilySearch. Using it to add someone new to the Family Tree on FamilySearch. Using it to compare the version of a person in your Ancestry Tree with the version of a person in the Family Tree on FamilySearch, and sending data between the two websites.
- The FamilySearch internal messaging system. Making a plan with another user.
- FamilySearch record hints.
Remember to click the ‘HD’ button on the bottom right of the video.
I went on to spend some time updating both Annas. If you are interested in viewing each woman in the Family Tree on FamilySearch, Anna Graf can be found here, and Anna Evelyn Shoffer can be found here.
Confusing changes and tangled messes are part of working in the Family Tree on FamilySearch. Frankly, that is why many genealogists stay away. If you choose to participate the Family Tree, I hope this was helpful for you. If it was, please feel free pass it on to other Family Tree users.
Happy Tuesday, I hope you don’t come across any tangled messes on your genealogy adventures today! 😉
6 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Tip: What to do when your FS change log presents you with a tangled mess.”
I don’t have a tree on Geni or FamilySearch or any other platform where people can make changes to “my” tree, but I am sure those who do will find this very helpful.
Thank you, Amy. I hope so. I’m very much like you. All of my trees are private, but I do participate in the tree on FamilySearch.
You are so knowledgeable!!!
Thank you, Luanne! That is so kind of you. 🙂
Just a fact.