Relatives NOT around me?
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Edward Mitchell said: I am a flight instructor for the Army and we teach people from some of the European countries. Some of my students have returned home, and through conversations They have become interested in family history. I could potentially be related to two of them. I am wondering if there is someway to activate the “relatives around me” type functionality but with a particular person who could be anywhere in the world? Maybe allowing an activation through a mutual code and then a 24 hr expiration so that different time zones would be able to access the information.
Amy Archibald said: This tool you are looking for already exists with the BYU Relative Finder. https://relativefinder.org/
You can either create a group and have these people join your group.
Or you can select the "Connect" tab and create a session. You and one other living person can then see all the ways you may be related. Once one person leaves the session, the connection is gone until you create another session.0
Tom Huber said: Something else to keep in mind are the privacy laws and how they would impact the application.0
Edward Mitchell said: Amy, Thanks for the reminder about Relative Finder. I can use that for now, however it would be nice to have it in one app vs going to different sites. As for privacy issues, Relative Finder uses the information why couldn’t Family tree do the same thing?0