Person ID #
Am a bit confused regarding individuals ID #. Did attach an image. I copied an URL in address bar which did take me to individuals 1930 census. The last part of the URL is an ID #. But the ID # just above the image box has a a different ID. This census is for Arthur Miller. So am askig why would these ID be different? Thank you in advance.
The ID# that you see next to Arthur's name is his PID (i.e., the Person ID number for his record). However, as you can see, you are not actually looking at his record. You are looking at a source regarding him. In fact it is an Indexed piece of data specifically for him that was indexed from the 1930 Census.
That source (i.e., the index data taken from the 1930 Census that is specifically about Arthur Miller) is identified with the persistent "ark" type URL shown in the browser URL box. The data from that source is what you are actually looking at on the browser.0
To expand a bit on Jeff's answer: confusingly, FS assigns the same format of alphanumeric identifier to two totally-different sorts of things: profiles on FamilyTree, and individual names on indexed records.
The ID you see in the box with the person's name, picture, and dates is his PID on FamilySearch's Family Tree. It uniquely identifies his profile.
The string in the URL identifies one name within one index entry. The same person in a different index entry will have a different string. This is true whether the index is of a duplicate of the same image, or a totally different record (such as a different census or a draft registration). Some people feature in many dozens of index entries, meaning they have many dozens of index IDs, while other people don't appear in any records that have been indexed on FS, and thus have no index IDs at all.0
When my daughter created her account, it assigned her an ID that differs from the one that I created for her when constructing my tree. I would assume these should be unique for each family member and that we're missing something about connecting our accounts or shared tree access. How does this work?0
@Patriot327, no, you're not missing any connections: profiles for living people only exist in the "private space" of the account that created them. By design, you have a different ID for your daughter, and she'll have a different one for you. She cannot see the edits you make to your versions of her and yourself, and you cannot see the changes she makes to her versions of herself and you. It's only when you get to your deceased relatives that you should each be working on the same profiles with the same IDs.1
Thank you, Julia Szent-Györgyi, for this response! Is there a way to "share" trees with living family members or does everyone create their own? Seems unwieldy and prone to inaccuracies.0
@Patriot327, you only create "your own tree" for the still-living people. FamilySearch's Family Tree -- and in my opinion, every online tree, of any type -- is really meant for keeping track of deceased people. The best way to protect the privacy of the living is to not put anything about them online.
So no, there's no method of sharing profiles of living people, but this should not lead to inaccuracies, because such profiles really should just be placeholders. Their only purpose is to connect you to your deceased relatives. For example, I have not created a profile for my dad's unmarried sister: she isn't related to anyone who isn't also related to my dad. I have, however, created a profile -- consisting of her given name -- for his other sister, as a connector to her late husband. Their grandson (the other genealogy nut in the family) has a different profile for her, to connect himself to her parents (his great-grandparents, my grandparents).0