Can a 2nd family tree be built?
Unlike similar genealogical sites, the FamilySearch Family Tree does not allow users to create their own personal, private Family Tree. Our program is a shared Worldwide Family Tree.
If you find that there are missing or incorrect relationships as you build your pedigree by adding new records or connecting to existing records, you can make any edits or additions that will complete your pedigree.
There is no need to create a 2nd family tree, however, if you wish to add information that is not directly connected to the ancestors you know you should be linked to. Please add information about individuals whom you are not directly related to as Unconnected Persons. The following knowledge article from our Help Center will teach you how to go to your pedigree and then click on the Recents link at the top of the screen. At the bottom of the Recents List is an Unconnected Person link that will allow you to build a separate pedigree that is not connected to your own ancestors.
To learn more about the purpose of Family Tree, we have provided this additional article.
We wish you every success with your continued family history efforts.
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Is that an UNCONNECTED "Ancestral" Line; or, just another ('Off-Shoot') "Branch' of your existing Line?
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We do not have our OWN "Tree", in "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch'.
We ONLY have "Branches" (ie. Ancestral" lines), that are interconnected, in this SINGLE "One" World "Tree", for all of us, that is "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
There is NO ... Your 'Tree' ... or ... My 'Tree' ... it is ... Our 'Tree' ...
Thank you. In the last 5 years or so I've found 2 distant cousins and we are related via DNA done. Also, we all have a few common surnames in our trees. However, I have not been able to determine the exact connection with my 1 cousin. A brickwall that has held me up for over 20 years in research is my g-g-grandparents, James & Anna McDonnell (or McDonald), who lived and died in Dublin, Ireland. My g-grandfather, Peter Joseph McDonnell (1865-1959) (he spelled his name 'O'Donnell' in Pennsylvania, America) told the family his parents died in 1870 in some accident, when he was 5 years old & was placed in an orphanage in Dublin, by an older brother, John (1841-1916, lived & died in Dublin) along with at least 1 sister, who died while there. Peter eventually left the orphanage, apprenticed himself & learned harness making and joined the British Army in India, before coming to America in 1891. A 2nd brother James (1857-1892) came to PA in 1879. So, I have a lot of info., but, cannot pinpoint the exact dead parents in Dublin. By adding a separate branch of my 2 cousins, some records may pop up.
My 1 cousin is through my g-g-uncle. The 2nd cousin I'm working on their exact connection. I hope this answers your question. Thanks to both for replying.