I have discovered a death notification of a person on Familysearch who was married to my great grand mother. He does not have a FamilySearch ID number.
What can be done to give him an ID number?
He has been confused with another man with a similar first name but that man was born and died on different dates.
See the information given below regarding ID numbers. If the individual is entered in Family Search the will be automatically given an ID number which then shows
Shows on all tree views, on person cards, and on the Person page
- Usually appears near the person's name
- Is automatically assigned when a new record is created
- Does not provide information about the person or the source of the information
- Does not change for a given record
Thanks for the reply.
This person does not have a number. How must I " enter him in Familysearch"? Or " create a new record"?0
@Lodewyk Johannes Strumpher to answer your question, you should look at your Great-Grandmother's records (or Sources) and see if there is one that states "Unfinished Attachments." If so, then click the "Unfinished Attachments" to get to a viewer that shows all the people in the records. This will allow you to add people and add IDs to them, by clicking "Add Person."
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At the risk of starting with Adam & Eve and never getting as far as Noah (our usual description of my dad explaining a math problem), I think perhaps a more basic explanation of FamilySearch's various parts might help here.
The death notification is most likely an indexed record. Indexes are partial transcriptions of historical records, made so that people can find said historical records by putting in a person's name and other details. There's usually one indexed record per main participant in the historical event that was recorded. For example, when a birth record is indexed, it normally results in three entries in the database of indexed records: one entry for the child, one entry for the father, and one entry for the mother. The three entries will be connected, but they will each have their own URL and index detail page. If the same parents had another child whose birth record is also indexed, then they will each have another entry in the database, this time connected to that other child, and there will be no connection in the indexed record database between the two entries for each parent.
A "FamilySearch ID number" is for a totally different part of the website: the communal, collaborative Family Tree. The (lofty and distant) goal of this Tree is to have one and only one profile per deceased person. It is open-edit, meaning that anyone can modify nearly anything on it, after logging in. This has both advantages and drawbacks. One drawback is that if another user mistakes your relative for his, then that'll mess up your portion of the Tree. One advantage is that if you discover an error, you can fix it.
The difference between Records and Tree is a common source of confusion on FamilySearch. One reason for this is the fact that the two parts are connected to each other: Records can be attached as sources to profiles in the Tree, and in fact, Records can be used to create profiles in the Tree. There is also a hinting mechanism that suggests new connections between the two parts, or points out existing similar connections. (The difference between "suggested" and "existing" is another common source of confusion.)
So the answer to "how to give this man an ID" is "make him a profile in the communal Family Tree" -- assuming that I'm right about the nature of the death record, and you're right about your interpretation of what you're seeing. But you also mentioned that this relative has been confused with another man, which makes me wonder if there already is a profile? Or where did/does this confusion/conflation occur?1