I added my spouse to my tree before she created her account. Months later, she creates her own account and it looks like our information is not automatically merged. Any help to merge this information?
Living people are private to the people that added them - that is to say that you cannot see living people the other people have added. Once your spouse ties in to people that are deceased and have previously been added to FamilySearch, you will see that all of those deceased people are merged in automatically.
This process is explained in the attached link.
I think I have failed to understand it. Does this mean that my wife's tree information can not be connected to mine?
My question is about having the details of the account my wife created on her own get connect to mine.
What it means is that the only records your account can share with your wife's account is records associated with deceased persons. So if your parents are living, but grandparents are deceased, your wife would need to create new living records for you and each of your parents. She could then connect the living records for your parents to the deceased records for their parents that showed in your account. Similarly you would need to add any living records in your wife's ancestors before connecting to existing deceased records. It sounds complicated but is quite straightforward once you differentiate between living records and deceased records and understand that living records are only displayed in the account where they were created.
Your account cannot be merged with any other account. What is shared amongst all of us are the deceased persons. Living people must be added by each account holder and are visible to only that account holder. Hope these answers have helped you.
Thank you for your question, Allan.
We understand that you are trying to merge your account with your wife's.
Unfortunately, we can not merge accounts.
However, you can add your wife's family to your tree if you want, by simply adding her direct line living ancestors to her until you get to her 1st deceased ancestor. Then all you have to do is add by ID using that deceased ancestor's PID number from HER account. All the deceased ancestors connected to that 1st deceased ancestor will then populate n your tree. You can follow the same steps to add your line to her tree.
We hope this answer has been helpful.
As an additional note, we would like to make you aware that you can find answers to your questions by using our Help feature found in the upper right corner of any FamilySearch screen by clicking the Help icon (the small circle with the question mark), then scroll down to Help Center. Enter a few key search terms to find and select knowledge articles appropriate to your question. We hope this will be a valuable tool for your family history work.
Let us know if you need any further assistance. Good luck.