Can't find what i have put in to my page
I' m so frustrated when i come to my page cause it's all messed up when i put in all my ancestors when i come back to it looks like someone already change or what they did and I couldn't find what i was working on it before , and i feel like not to do my geneology again i'm tired of dupilicate and merge and all those stuff looks like we're busy doing merging , erasing, etc , than working on our families to take them to the temple , can you help please as of now i don't wanna do any geneology anymore
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
[ And, I happen to be a member of the Church ... ]
Just in passing ...
You are not alone ...
Just about ALL of us, have been affected, by 'wayward', "Changes"; and, "Merges"/"Combines" ...
All we can do, is address/fix them, when we find them ...
For those of us, who are Members of the Church ...
The "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch', is all we have, to do the "Temple" Work ...
That Said ...
What you must understand, is that YOUR "Ancestral" Lines, are more that likely, the same "Ancestral" Lines; as, MANY; Many; many, OTHER Users/Patrons, BOTH, those who are Members of the Church; and, those who are not members of the Church.
Here an old 'standby' of mine, that I have previously proffered on occasion ...
Most new (and, some old) Users/Patrons, DO NOT understand, the basic 'nature' and 'premise', of the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch', when they join in.
Please let me explain ...
We DO NOT have our OWN "Tree", in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch'.
We ONLY have "Branches" (ie. Ancestral" Lines), that are interconnected, in this SINGLE "One" World "Tree", for all of us, that is, the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch'.
The "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch' is NOT like 'On-Line' "Websites" (eg. "Ancestry_com"; or "MyHeritage_com"; or, the like); and/or, 'standalone' personal (computer) programmes (eg, the OLD, now no longer supported, "PAF"; or, "Ancestral Quest"; or, the like).
We DO NOT have "Private"/"Personal" 'Trees', in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch', like other 'On-Line' "Websites"; and/or, 'standalone' personal (computer) programmes.
We DO NOT even, own; or, manage; and, are NOT even responsible for, the "Deceased" individuals/persons, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch'.
And, most importantly ...
We DO NOT even, own; or, manage; and, are NOT even responsible for, Our OWN "Deceased" Ancestors/Family/Relatives, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch'.
The "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch', is built on a "Open Edit" Platform - hence, why ANY "Registered" User/Patron, can "Edit" (ie. Add, Delete; and/or, Change) ANY "Deceased" individual/person, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch'.
"Collaboration", is a big part, of the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch'.
Of course, realistically, one thing that does not always occur, is the "Communications" part of "Collaboration".
We ALL make MISTAKES ...
NONE of us are PERFECT ...
None of us want to have our "Ancestral" Lines 'messed up'; but, unfortunately, it happens.
IF, you, 'see'; or, know of, a MISTAKE, in "Family Tree", of 'FamilySearch'; THEN, simply, address/fix it.
You have the OPTION to 'Message' the User/Patron who made the mistake, if you so desire.
You can do such:
(1) BEFORE; or,
making any "Change"/"Correction", the choice is yours.
Remember just be courteous in any "Messaging".
You never know, it may be, a LONG LOST Relative; or, an EXTENDED Relative, you did not even know about.
That is exactly why, many Users/Patrons, ALSO maintain their own PRIVATE "Database(s)" (ie. Copies) of their "Ancestral" Lines , on 'On-Line' "Websites" (eg. "Ancestry_com"; or "MyHeritage_com"; or, the like); and/or, 'standalone' personal (computer) programmes (eg, the OLD, now no longer supported, "PAF"; or, "Ancestral Quest"; or, the like).
All that one can really do, is 'Monitor', one's "Ancestral" Lines, for 'wayward' CHANGES, by OTHER Users/Patrons.
Nothing more, nothing less ...
As an aside ...
IF, you were not already aware; THEN, ...
In the "Family Tree" Part, of "FamilySearch' ...
We have the ability to "Watch" (Oops, sorry, 'old school', "Follow"), up to a MAXIMUM of x4000 individuals/persons, at any given time.
It is a matter, of "Following", one's MOST important Ancestors.
Just to keep on top, of any 'wayward' CHANGES.
I check, the "Changes" to those that I "Follow", on a "Daily" Basis; so that, I can keep on top of things.
More often that not, nothing needs to be done; but, at least, I have the opportunity, to be abreast of things; as, they happen/transpire/unfold.
Just my thoughts.
I know, that this certainly does not help/assist; but, I hope, that this may provide you with, some additional, insight; and, perspective.
It can be very frustrating when changes are made, especially if they are not backed up by documentation. You mentioned something about getting back to where you were working. Do you know about the Recents button at the top, just above the name on the Details page. When you click Recents, it shows you that last 50 people whose records you looked at. If you remember the name you can click it, and go to that person's, and maybe see what has changed, and what needs to be done to correct it.
Recents is a feature in the Tree views and on the Person Page. Recents includes these items:
- A data entry box to find a person by name or ID.
- A link to the starting person.
- A link to the root person, if the root and starting person are different.
- A link to Add Unconnected Person.
The list contains the 50 most recent people you viewed in Family Tree.
- Sign in to FamilySearch.org.
- Click Family Tree.
- Click Tree.
- Click Recents.
- To search for a name on the list, use the search bar at the top of the Recents list.
- To view the person page, click a name on the list. Or to view the tree of the person, click the pedigree icon.
- To remove a name from the list, in the top-right corner, click Edit. Click the x next to each name that you want to remove, and then in the top-right corner, click Done.
Hopefully this information will be useful.2