Family tree question
I have no idea if this is the right forum for this or not. I have just started my tree in Family Tree. My brother would like to see what I am doing. But when he asked if he could do that he was told I needed to enable him to see relevant information. I was not aware ofthis feature nor was I able to find anything about it in the help section. What am I missing? Or did he misunderstand? Any clarification would be appreciated
Brett . ✭✭✭✭✭
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Just in passing ...
The "Help Centre", is sometimes, not helpful, with finding things ...
Regarding "Relationship Viewing" ...
Here is a "knowledge Article", in 'FamilySearch':
Relationship Viewing: How do I turn on or off the option to view my relationship to other users?
I hope, that this may help/assist, somewhat.
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
Since Family Tree is a shared tree, your brother will be able to see everything you enter or add to any of your deceased relatives, as can we all. The easiest way for him to see this part of the tree is to open his own free account and enter himself and any living parents and grandparents needed to hook into the family lines of your deceased family. If he follows, that is marks the Following button, on your deceased family, he will get an e-mail every time you add something new to those people.
Living people are kept private, however, and he will not be able to any of those you enter at this time. For several years FamilySearch has been working on a way to have shared living people but we have not been told how close that is to actually being released.0
Gail Swihart Watson ✭✭✭✭✭
I would advise not doing much of ANYTHING on living people. After FamilySearch members become deceased, records of living people that they created will be permanently invisible, including all memories that are not in an album where the link has been shared, or have not also been tagged to accounts of deceased ancestors. If you are a LDS church member, this is not quite true, but for the rest of us, if there is information on the living, it is important to share logins and passwords with others when we reach the point of no longer having an interest in maintaining our tree.
A basic rule of thumb: it is really, really important to NOT significantly document or upload photos of current events of live people in FamilySearch because of this.0
Thanks for the help and the valuable advice. You have mentioned aspects of the tree I hadn't even considered. You are all wonderful.1