Creating Albums Under Memories in Family Search
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Alannah Dyer said: I have been uploading hundreds of photos and documents to my ancestors memories on family search. I have come across an organization problem and hope that my idea will go through. I have books (documentaries and biographies) that I need to upload that are over 50 pages long and I don't think it's necessary to upload them one by one in the photos or documents section of memories. I also can't put all of those pages together as a PDF and upload it because FamilySearch doesn't take files that big. I would love to see a similar layout to Facebook where you click on photos and you can create an album. In that album, you can upload certain photos and you can create as many albums as you want. I would love to be able to create an album on family search under an ancestor's memories and upload those photos in that album. I believe this would really help people, not just me, but everyone who wants to have a better, more organized way of uploading memories.
Beth Ann Wiseman said: From your Memories gallery you can create albums and upload files into the albums. You can drag and drop to rearrange the order of the memories in the album.
You cannot attach an album to a person in the tree, but a link to the album is provided on each memory in the album. So you could attach one memory from the album to a tree person and people could browse the album for the rest of the memories in the collection.
I personally like to upload a collection of memories to an album where I can describe where the items came from and the whole collection is available for anyone who is interested.
Additionally, you can "favorite" any album and have access to it from your gallery. You can also share a gallery by e-mail or on social media.0
Stewart Millar said: Alannah,
I have a 44 page pdf docment in my gallery that only takes up 9MB.
Any group of document pages can be scanned as a single pdf document - if it is larger than 15MB many pdf generators have a feature to "optimise" the file to a smaller size.
For a smaller number of pages (wills, certificates etc.) that may have been photographed as jpg images - I would arrange each jpg image on a series of word processing pages and save the result as a pdf document. A series of jpg images converted in this manner to a pdf document takes up much less space than the sum of the jpg image sizes.0
Jeff Porter said: Building on Beth Ann's comment, each person in the Tree has a Memories tab that has all the memory items that have been attached to that person. That is somewhat like you are describing for an "album" for each person on the Tree0
Alannah Dyer said: Could you give me more information on how to do this? Do you go through a certain website to export your photos to a pdf? That’s the thing, I have a lot of photos, along with documents. Here is my email. Could you please let me know how you do this? Thank you!