Adding unrelated people to Family Search
Is it possible to add people who are unrelated to me , and don't have any other family members already on Family Search, if so how can I do it.
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Short Answer: 'Yes', as an "Unconnected Person', found under "Recents", right down at the 'Bottom'
Here is a "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
How do I add an unconnected person to Family Tree?
I hope this helps.
Oh thankyou so much, I can't believe I missed that.0
What do I do about unrelated individuals on the census? Do I add them to my relatives on Family Tree, and then later disconnect them when I find out they are entirely unrelated? Thanks.0
First, the new person page has the option to add people to a person whose relationship is different than spouse, parent or child. An enslaved relationship, for example, is one of the options. That is what I would recommend. It is only available in the New Person Page.
Second, if you see a person of unknown relationship in the same household as an ancestor on a census, I would not add them until I found out the relationship was significant to family history. Many times the other person is simply a lodger and that's the end of it. Displaying that person in the family group is of no value unless you discover a family relationship is there after all. I have actually discovered that to be the case many, many times. So I do what I can to check those lodgers out, but I leave them off if I find nothing.1
I have a possible 11 year old orphan, Elsie Brown, listed as a "lodger" in a 1930 census. How do I add her? There is not an option for this in the method mentioned above--but it seems important to see what happens.0
@HeinrickSNYDER, I'm not sure I understand your question. Which "method mentioned above" are you talking about? "Add unconnected person" at the bottom of the Recents menu is exactly the option you're looking for, to start, and then the Other Relationships section at the bottom of the new profile will allow you to connect her to the household she was living in. For attaching the census source, you'll probably need to use the PID of the new profile, since Source Linker far predates all of the innovations of the new person page, and will thus not list Elsie when you're looking at the source's attachments to her host family.
Of course, ideally you'd find Elsie in the Tree, with birth parents and everything, and then just connect her to the 1930 family using the Other Relationship section and the census source attachment, but if you simply don't have that information (yet), it's perfectly fine to create the tree-stub with just her and her vague connections.0