where to put helper #
i want to invite someone, give them my helper number to help with my tree
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has the person that want to help you - had any experience using helper mode?
your helper number is on your account settings.
within FS - click on your name/user id in upper right and then click on settings and account
and you will see your own helper number
you will give this number to the person who is helping.
is the person who is helping you a member of the LDS church?
Helper mode is only available where the person helping is a LDS member or FHC consultant
what is it you are tryng to accomplish by help mode?
what precisely are you trying to share or view with your brother?
(be as specific as possible)
so for example if I wanted to point you at one of my ancestors
I can simply copy and paste the URL
see for example my grandfather: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KWZZ-P4P
info on living persons is private - and thus must be kept secure
legally FS has to restrict info on living persons - just to the person who created them.
does it create duplicates - technically yes - but no one will see the duplicates -until the person is deceased and the records have been marked as deceased. At that point they will/can be merged.
most of your family tree is deceased people (your ancestors etc.)
and most FS users are people focused on the deceased people .
Familysearch is focused on the use of its tools for deceased people.
but FS does let you enter living people for your private use.
if you really wanted to . . .
you could enter your living persons and generate a pdf chart - and then privately share that chart via email) if you wished - but then FS is out of the loop and you are responsible for complying with privacy laws.
(not everyone in your family tree - will appreciate their info being shared)
Keep in mind FamilySearch Family tree - is one single massive database we all share.
(it is not "my database versus your database" )
putting info into FS (for deceased persons) makes it available "to the world".
You dont want that happening to the infor you entered for living persons
and who would be creating the duplicates . . .?
probably only a handful of people among your relatives who are FS users
so not that many real "duplicates" - that cant easily be handled by a "merge" when the person is deceased.
please clarify what you are trying to accomplish (in relation to helper mode and helper numbers) and then we can be sure to give the correct response.
No its my brother
I want him to be able to view my family tree, he is on it.
I cannot find a way to share the tree with anyone?
and he can indeed do that . . .. creating and using his own account
(at least for the people in the family tree that are deceased)
no helper mode needed.
here is info on how to share your family tree
(for DECEASED people in the family tree)
I highly recommend this video
which is just one of many listed here
will no one be able to see the living people i have added then? Won't this cause lots of duplicates?
Yes I understand, I just think it would be nice for him to just explore my tree with all the siblings, children and grandchildren added which are living also.
If they could implement a private share or something, oh well I do understand. Thanks!
I understand it being nice
it also creates all sort of legal issues for any organization providing the tool
and no one wants those legal issues
but you can share the info privately through other means.
OK, thanks, I know there must be some way, I actually have a lot of living ppl on my tree right now, we are a hardy bunch and have many 70, 80 and 90 + year olds with deceased spouses and children so it leaves (gaps) but I completely understand.
and you can create a single family report - and share it with all of them.
but the "share part" is outside of FS.