can't attach a person to my family tree.
I want to attach a Historical Record to my Family Tree but I cant because is asking me to Find a Match in the Family Tree and when I scroll down I can't find a family member that matches the person's family. The person is Cruz Bernan Guzman 28 Apr 1894 . The last name should be Berumen not Bernan,
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Mexico, Zacatecas, Civil Registration, 1860-2000
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"México, Zacatecas, Registro Civil, 1860-2000", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLT6-H59Q : 18 February 2021), Cruz Bernan Guzman, 1894.
Before you can attach a historical record, the person in the record has to be in Family Tree. Sometimes you will need to create the person in Family Tree first, then attach the record.
If the person does exist in Family Tree but the attaching processes just cannot find him, you always have the option of finding him using his ID by entering the ID in the box at the top of the "Find a Match in Family Tree" pop up.2
I can't use the ID because this person doesn't have one. The problem is that the parents of this person have different last names on my family tree and before I can attach this person I need to make sure it's the same parents. Cruz Bernan Guzman, Father Natividad Bernan birth about 1854 per age when child was born, and Mother Norverta Guzman Gomez about 1864 per age when child was born. Paternal grandfather Ines Berumen, maternal grandparents Adrian Guzman, Susana Gomez. There's also a Natividad Larios Berumen about 1857 – 29 May 1897 who married Norberta Guzman Garcia 1869 – Deceased with paternal grandparents Trinidad Larios and Seledonia Berumen, and maternal grandparents Carmen Guzman 1883 – Deceased and Ricarda Garcia Deceased• GQC8-JRB. Both sets of parents were same town Estanzuela, Zacatecas ( now Trinidad Garcia de la Cadena). There's also a Sabino Berumen Guzmán birthday 20 Dec 1896 with the same parents Natividad Berumen and Norberta Guzman. What should I do in this situation?0
This is where the fun begins!
You have a couple of options:
1) Decide you cannot determine this person's correct family and do not attach the record to anyone.
2) Spend what ever time it takes, days to months to whatever, to fully research everything you can about this person, determine who he is, create his family in Family Tree, then attach the record.
There is one more option, not a great one, which is to use this one record to create a twig in Family Tree consisting of just him and his parents including just the information in the record. Then attach the record. You do this by using the Add Unconnected Person option under Recents. The trouble with this, is that he may never get connected to the main Family Tree.1
@Martha Patricia Arias Berumen, the answer to "What should I do in this situation?" really depends on what "this situation" actually is. Obviously, you can't attach a source citation to a profile that doesn't (yet) exist; while the Family Tree on FamilySearch has a lot of profiles of various origins, it is not magically complete or correct.
It's not clear to me what the names in bold are: are these from FS's tree? from historical records that you've found? from indexes of historical records? from a family tree on another site or offline? from some combination of all of these?
Following the one ID you gave for Ricarda Garcia, I see that various contributors (including you) have compiled a fairly extensive family tree for the Larios Berumen family in Zacatecas, but I don't offhand see how the Bernan family could fit into it. (I agree that image 439 on film 4904725 says "J. Cruz Berumen" in the margin, so I don't know where the indexer(s) got "Cruz Bernan Guzman", but I don't count Spanish among the languages that I have any familiarity with, so I have no hope of deciphering the text itself.)
The oft-repeated genealogical advice is to "start with what you know and work your way back". From what I can see in Family Tree, you have a lot of sources attached to Natividad Larios Berumen, so I would perhaps start with him. Examine all of the sources and make sure they actually apply, and if they do, make sure that all of the other participants in the recorded events have also been entered and sourced. Then move on to his wife and do the same thing, then to his parents and children, and so forth and so on. If, while doing this, you encounter a spot where the person recorded as Cruz or J. Cruz definitely fits, you can create a profile and attach that indexed record.
Examining sources may have you trying to decipher handwriting in a language you don't know, which is a near-impossible task. This is where the internet and its many helpful genealogy forums can help. For language- or country-specific questions here in FS's Community, it's generally best to find a matching Group; I think for Zacatecas, the Latin American Genealogy Research group may be the best match.1