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.
I am just a 'lowly' User/Patron ...
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
'Yes', it is so very easy to 'miss', certainly not that obvious ...
There are MANY Users/Patrons that ask about such.
I am just glad I could help.
That is what this "Community.FamilySerarch" Forum was originally established for, a number of Years ago ...
Users/Patrons, HELPING /ASSISTING, Users/Patrons.
And, this "Community.FamilySerarch" Forum has been quite successfully operating that way for those Years.
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