Editing my family tree
Whenever i enter my data for my parents, my mothers parents end up being my fathers parents - and vice - versa. Each time i edit and correct - it happens again in reverse. I have edited so many times, but it does not accept the correct parents & their parents. I follow edit, insert correct data, click save & return to tree - but it is still reversing the data. Help!
@Valerie1302 Welcome to FamilySearch Community and asking the question about your parents and grandparents. It looks like you need to switch the positions of your parents. Go to your person page. Once you are on your person page. make sure your are on the details tab. When on the details tab, scroll down to the Family Members Section. On the right side under Parents and Siblings you will see your parents. Click on the pencil icon on the right just below your father and mother. You will now be on the Couple Relationship page. Scroll down to the bottom. At the bottom left, click on Switch spouse positions. Once you complete that change, you can go back to your tree and it should show correctly. If not, we would suggest you go to contact us (click on the circile with the question mark at the top right), choose your correct region. You will be presented with the options for support such as schedule a meeting. This will be a live meeting with a family search representative. Hope this helps. See the link below.2
Hi @Valerie1302 If your parents are deceased, you can share their PID numbers with us, and we can take a look. If they are living, we won't be able to see them.0
Wayland, I don't think Valerie's problem is switched gender roles: she says her mother's parents appear as her father's, and vice versa. I don't know how or why that would happen, especially repeatedly, so I suspect she's misinterpreting something.
At the risk of emulating my father by starting with Adam and Eve and never getting as far as Noah, perhaps it would help to start at the very beginning: Valerie, you are aware, right, that FamilySearch's Family Tree is a shared, collaborative, open-edit endeavor? None of us have a separate tree here, except for the profiles for living people that we enter. (Those are only visible to the account that entered them, for privacy reasons.)
One consequence of the collaborative model is that in most cases, you should not be changing one person's profile into another person's. Instead, if it's the wrong person, change the profile's relationships.
Here's a Help Center article on correcting parent-child relationships: https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-correct-parent-child-relationships-in-family-tree.1
@Julia Szent-Györgyi - You may be right Julia but I was able to look at her tree. All the relationships are defined correctly as far as I can tell. The fact of having her parents upside down changes the appearance of the tree and to those not familiar, may appear to have wrong parents. The parents in question are LTKF-W2Q and LTKX-RBH. Check it out but I think all the relationships are correct.0
There also appears to be at least one duplicate of the father.0