Connecting FamilySearch Information for Church Account
How do people who have a FamilySearch account and are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints connect with their ancestors already created by their family, including parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents? I am curious since I connected my account, but later deleted the connections as I was testing out things with a familysearch partner that uses my tree data.
Additionally, is there something on how to connect with a spouse's information, to do work on their tree as well?
Not sure whether this answers your question.
In the past, when a member account was created on FamilySearch, the system automatically generated a mini tree using information from your membership record, such as spouse and children. Not sure whether this included parents when they were also members. Any living people so created are private to your account. This no longer happens.
However, for example, consider the situation if you have a new account showing only you. Your parents also have accounts and they have their ancestors linked to their records. Assume your parents are still alive but their parents and remoter ancestors are deceased. You can add new records for your parents. As they are still alive, these will be unique records in your account. But, as their parents are deceased, you can find their records and add them as the parents of your records of your parents. As soon as you do this, you will immediately see any remoter ancestors that your parents (or anyone else) have linked to the records of your grandparents. This applies to anyone using Family Tree - whether members or not.0
Family Tree operates like a Wiki. In other words it operates as a single tree with everyone allowed to contribute and edit. So many of your ancestors will already be on the tree.
So all (!) you need to do is re-create the connections you have deleted. Remember that living people are unique to your account and so you will not find them unless you created them in the first place.
You can add a record for your spouse as a living person and then add or link the spouse's ancestors in the same way as your own.
Worth looking at the many help resources. FamilySearch has a channel on Youtube. See, for example0
Thank you for the answer. That makes a lot of sense.
I'm familiar with familysearch though, and was wondering if also, for someone who was not familiar with familysearch, if there was a way to automatically connect your tree for those who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? I heard that sometimes when members of the church add a membership record number, it automatically builds a temporary line connecting your deceased ancestors that your parents have in familysearch.0
How can I connect to person who shares my family history to verify that his/her info is correct and to collaborate with them to be sure we are on the same page, etc. The person who has a shared family history to me is called Rubenkort ,(apparently 1st cousins 4 times removed to my uncle) I have had to change some of his info because the person entered didn't even exist and I fear this person is continuing to add names that are not in my Orange john Deal family history. This person must have somehow blocked me from seeing his entries, as I cannot see his entries.(I feel he is adding my parents incorrectly and I can't view to be sure it is correct. I have also messaged him to suggest that we collabarate as I am the grand daughter of Orange John Deal and have been searching our family history for the last 20 years. This person has never even responded to my messages and apparently doesn't want to collaborate with me for some reason (probably I won't let him place entries that don't belong in our history.
I find this behavior to be frustrating and insulting to me and my family.
I am sure there are other families with the last name of deal that are not actually related to my grandfather and this person is apparently adding names but not researching to be sure they belong. I would like to be disconnected from sharing my board or have him collaborate with me and work together to be sure it is right. It is extremely frustrating to have entries made that I can not see and don't know if they are right. I know this family because I was raised in it and I want the history to be correct, it is very personal to me.0
I have edited your post to remove your name and email. This is to protect your privacy as this is an open forum.
Your comments are somewhat off the original topic of this thread. Generally you would be better off starting a new thread as it will be more visible to others.
Unfortunately the type of situation you describe is all too common. Searching through Community, you will see many similar stories. You have already attempted to reach out to the other contributor but, of course, they do not need to reply. Some people will get entrenched that their view is right despite all evidence to the contrary and refuse to listen to any opposing views however well researched.
I am puzzled by your comment about being blocked from seeing their entries. This is not possible. You can see all changes made to records by looking at the Latest Changes section half way down on the right of the Details section of the person page. Click Show All at the end of that section to see all the changes. This will also show who made the changes.
Make sure that you follow all relevant people so that you are notified (weekly) of changes that are made. This will be particularly important if the other party deletes relationships. This is done by clicking the hollow star towards the top right side of the person page.
After clicking, it changes to a solid star labelled Following
I also strongly recommend, if you have not done so already, that you have a copy of your tree on a different site and/or using family tree software where it cannot be amended by a third party. You cannot download your tree directly from Family Tree but various family tree software packages have the ability to do this.
FamilySearch will not intervene in wars of this nature unless one party starts to become abusive. Simply reversing changes made by other is not considered abusive even though you may reasonably feel that it is. If one party starts making wholesale changes on a large scale then that might be considered abuse.
Sorry that this is not the reply you would have liked. I wish you success in resolving the situation amicably.1