Have you ever wanted to correct a mistake in your FamilySearch Family Tree? Here are some things you can do to make your tree as accurate as possible.
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I know that one contributor has made at least one change to someone in my family tree based on the "See Who's Contributing" notification I received today. Is there a way of finding that change or addition easily? I don't feel like opening every individual in the tree and scanning their details looking for the name of the new contributor. I want to validate this change and acknowledge it, if it's correct. There has to be an easier way than slogging through the entire tree ... I hope.
When you are on a person's detail page in the FamilySearch Family Tree, in the right column under "Latest Changes", click on "Show All". This will show you all the contributors for that particular person and their contribution. You can view this Change Log for any person whom you are working on in the FamilySearch Family Tree. The campaign specific to "See Who's Contributing" only provides the top 5 contributors to your part of the Tree. It doesn't list the details of what they contributed. You can click on the name of each contributor and if both of you have enabled relationship viewing, you can see how you are related to them. You can also message them directly and ask how you may be related and in what area of the Tree they are working.
I accidentally put my mother as my grandmother and mother to my father. Can I start over? How do i correct this?
You will need to edit the relationships between these people in order to fix this. Please check out these Help Center articles for instructions:
How do I correct parent-child relationships in Family Tree?
A person in Family Tree has the wrong spouse
How do I correct an ordinance record that shows a person born in the covenant?
Thank you for your question. Please visit the FamilySearch Community - Temple category. Create a new post in that category. Ask the same question and provide the PID of the person from the FamilySearch Family Tree and any additional information as to why how it is currently recorded is incorrect. Support staff will be able to assist you.
There is an error in my FamilyTree. General Morgan Kersey was placed in the tree as the father of Thomas Wesley Kersey Sr. when in fact he was the Grandfather and Thomas Wright Kersey was omitted. The correct linage should have been General Morgan Kersey,born 1839, then Thomas Wright Kersey, born 1887, then Thomas Wesley Kersey Sr, born 1921, and finally me, Thomas Wesley Kersey Jr., born 1943, and my son Thomas Wesley Kersey III, born 1977. Individual records show correct information for these individuals but the Family Tree got constructed with error that omitted my grandfather.
Thanks, T. Wesley Kersey
Can I create a tree private to me that no one else can change?
Thank you for your question about private trees. FamilySearch is a collaborative tree where all users can participate in one shared tree. If you would like your own private tree, please check out: Ancestral Quest, RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, and Ancestry.
Please check out this Help Center article for instructions: How do I correct parent-child relationships in Family Tree?
This did not tell me how to remove a person from the family tree
@Amy Archibald Interesting that you don't recommend using FamilySearch's own provision to do this - see https://www.familysearch.org/search/genealogies
How and where should I report an error in the typed transcription that accompanies a picture of a source? For example, the fact that every entry in the microfilm 804226 or 00756836 (531 pages) has "Paddington, Queensland, Australia" when it should read "Paddington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom" in column 14 "Marriage Place".
How do I fix a child line up. There are 10 children under Perry Smith, and the 5th child should be Carl Smith, and the 6 th child should be Etheleen Gibson. I don’t know how to correct it. Thank you
Janice Gibson Pritchard
Please post your concern in the FamilySearch Community - Indexing category.
Children are listed in order based on their birthdate. Please check the vitals for both of these individuals to make sure that the standardized birth date is entered for each one. This will place them in the correct birth order.