Creating a Life Sketch
Whilst recently and randomly browsing, the “taster” below came to screen and as I am still finding my way around both the ‘FamilySearch, Global Tree’ and the ‘FS Community Pages’, I thought it an opportunity to ‘Look Further’, until I clicked the two links in the text below the image.
It would appear that Steve Anderson has not been active for some time and I wonder if the original document is still valid and available with an updated URL.
Please can anyone help?
Ummm, problems uploading the image, I hope the link to the image below works:
JohnG_Swansea , 27 July2022
@JohnG_Swansea You are absolutely correct as the link to the above takes you no where.
If you are wanting to add a life sketch to your ancestor in FamilySearch Family Tree you have two options,
- In the memory tab of your ancestor you will see a place where you can create a story. It allows you to upload one you may have already have or you can type it there.
- In the details of your ancestor, you can also add a life sketch there.
I hope this helps you John.
Amy Archibald mod
We are working on getting the old blog article updated. This is the image that the link went to at one point.0
I wish more people would take the time to write a proper life sketch which should be a short biography of the person. Obituaries in many cases will suffice if you have nothing else. Instead I find that people incorrectly use the life sketch section as a dumping ground for random notes, data and excerpts about the person.0
@Shannon Potter Wilcox @Amy Archibald @CESchultz
Thank you for your replies.
Shannon: Thank you, I had not previously found your option 1) and having now found it, I think I'll stay with option 2) where the the first two or so, lines are clearly seen by all comers, whereas option 1) is hidden behind too many Clicks of the Mouse.
Amy: I look forward to the success of you and your team.
CESchult: I wonder if those below are what you have in mind?
Isaac Newton Rees (1859-1924) (L854-VF4)
John Cox Cox (1823-1909) (L1FK-7V1)
John Humphrey (1819-1888) (MYFH-88Y)