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It is all one single massive database that we all share - a complex family tree of BILLIONS of people and MILLIONS of interconnected Family Trees
it is the same database that all of us access.
you can add any person/family/tree you wish (to the same single database) - - just check first to ensure they aren't already in the system
To add someone that is not directly linked to the family that you are working on
in FamilyTree -
click on "Family Tree / Tree / Recents / Add Unconnected Person
Here are some related pages on the subject:
also this page may be of interest
Short Answer: 'No', we DO NOT have 'Trees' in "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch.
That said ...
You can certainly add more 'Branches' to your 'Pedigree' (ie. Ancestral lines).
We do not have our OWN "Tree" in "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch".
We ONLY have "Branches", that are interconnected, in this SINGLE "One" World "Tree", for all of us, that is "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch".
"Family Tree" of "FamilySearch" is NOT like "Ancestry_com" or the like.
We DO NOT have "Private"/"Personal" 'Trees' in "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch" like other "Web" Sites; and/or, 'standalone' personal programmes.
We do not even, own; or, manage; and, are NOT even responsible for, the "Deceased" individuals/person in "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch".
"Family Tree" of "FamilySearch" is built on a "Open Edit" Platform - hence, why any registered User/Patron can "Edit" (ie. Add, Delete; and/or, Change) ANY "Deceased" individual/person in "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch".
Here is a good place to start, with how things work in "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch" (and, other programmes as well):
Introducing The Family History Guide
The Family History Guide
I hope this helps.
I guess it depends on what one means by "family trees"
to many people a family tree is just a collection of inter-connected related people
FamilySearch Family tree - is full of them
BUT as Brett points out - it is single "world tree" or database - that we all share collaboratively.
(there is no concept of "my tree that I own" and "your tree that you own")
we all share the same database which houses all the records of all the users.
But can you start work on a separate group of people in the database??
of course (starting with the "add unconnected person")
if you want to call that "a different tree" - that's fine with me
as long as you realize, as Brett and I point out - its all within a single massive database that we all share.
Ultimately if all records were known and in the database - it would be one single human "family tree" - from the beginning of mankind until now - in one database.
But of course for now - we have a long ways to go before all the people get entered 😃