Starting a new tree
How do I start a family tree for my husband if I already have an account with my phone # and email address?
It sounds like you may be interested in printing out a family tree that you can frame and give to your husband for Christmas. FamilySearch can print out family tree pedigree charts but they would be plain. If you were considering a decorative family tree chart for your husband, there are companies that can take the information off of FamilySearch and create a special chart of your husband’s family. Our Solutions Gallery is full of other companies that offer all kinds of support for genealogists including creating charts. The following is a link how to find the Solutions Gallery:
Once you are at the Solutions Gallery, scroll down to the “Charts” and if you open “More”, you will find 30 choices of different possibilities. Some of them are very basic but others are custom decorative family history charts that can access your husband’s family information if you have entered them into FamilySearch. Make sure that the instructions in the app that you choose includes FamilySearch Compatibility with the words, “This app can read information from your FamilySearch Account”.
Happy hunting! Hope you find the perfect gift for Christmas.2
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@NancyGibbons1, based on your comment about "a separate tree" for your husband, I'm not sure you're aware of the basic nature of the tree on FamilySearch. Unlike sites like Ancestry and MyHeritage, on FS, there's only one Family Tree. It's open-edit, meaning that anyone can make changes in it anywhere. The lofty and distant goal of this communal, crowdsourced Tree is to eventually end up with one and only one profile for every person who ever lived.
The only part of FSFT that isn't public is each user's "private space", the location of profiles that the user has created for living people. Only you can see and edit your profiles for your living family members. (In my opinion, such profiles should really only be placeholders or connectors for relationships, with just enough information for you to know who's who. The details about living people should be kept offline.)
Getting back to your question: if you want to do the research on your husband's behalf (i.e., he hasn't fully caught the genealogy bug), then the easiest way to proceed is to make a profile for him in your private space, linked to yours as your spouse, and linked to his parents. Just as you did for yourself, you can link to or create profiles for your husband's relatives, making sure to check for "preexisting" profiles for deceased people, and filling in his branch of the communal tree (or jungle).
Once you have his side found or entered, you can easily switch between displaying your ancestors versus his in the various tree views. For example, here's my spouse's fan chart; I can switch to mine by hovering over my "wedge" at the bottom and clicking the fan chart symbol, which I've highlighted with an arrow:
You can also go to your husband's detail page and use any of the options under "Print" (at the bottom of the right-hand column) to generate a PDF chart that you can print onto paper or just give him electronically or whatever you choose.2
Do you want you husband to have his own account and have his family tree or are you wanting to create a family tree in your account as part of your family tree?0
Your husband doesn't necessarily need an account of his own if you are the one who is working on your combined family's history.
To work from your account, add your husband and then his parents. If his parents are still living, then you create records for them and add succeeding deceased generations. Once deceased generations are added to both you and your husband, then the "tree" is the same and viewable by anyone working in Family Tree.
Keep in mind that FamilySearch Family Tree is one global tree and not individual private family trees.
The advantage of adding your husband and his parents and grandparents, etc. is that when you view your pedigree, you will also see his.
Here are a couple of knowledge articles, for your reference, as you work to create your husband's pedigree:3
To add just a bit more to what Ms. Nuttall said, if you prefer to add an account for your husband separate from your own, please follow the instructions in the following article. You will still want to add your husband to your tree to ensure that your tree is complete and following Ms. Nuttall's instructions, add his parents and at least one generation of deceased family so that when he creates his tree your tree will link up.
We hope this is helpful to you. Please let us know if you have other questions.2
I want a separate tree for my husband that I can gift him for Christmas. I will check out the suggested articles. Thank you for the direction.0