Is there a way to see both sides of our family
in Family Tree
This discussion was created from comments split from: I am trying to add my wife to me in family search. How can I do this?.
I have been working on my in-laws family, both in-laws deceased. I can see all the work I am doing in family search, but cannot see their ancestors on the app. Without going one person at a time. I sometimes like to look at the app to see what I might missing. Is there anyway to see everyone I’m working on? Both sides of our families.0
Alan E. Brown ✭✭✭
@tdales You certainly can see both sides of your family. The Family Tree app uses the same data as you see on FamilySearch.org, so if you can see a person's ancestors on FamilySearch.org, you can see them in the app.
Here are a couple of things that might explain what is different:
- If you can see your in-laws on the app, and they have ancestors on the website but not in the app, then first make sure that they have the same Person ID (PID). If your father-in-law, for example, has a different PID on the app than on the website, then that means that there are duplicate profiles for him, and you need to merge them.
- The app does cache data, so it may be that recent changes you made on the website are not yet reflected in the app. In this case, you can choose the Refresh Person option for the person you are working on. That option is on the context menu for the person (the 3-dot menu in the upper right corner of the screen).
- Note that the tree view on the app is a bit different from the tree view on the website. The app shows the ancestors of the focus person (by default, that would be you). You can long press your wife's node in the tree and choose View Tree to see her ancestors. Or you can show the tree for one of your children (if you have children) to show both your side and your wife's side at the same time.