Does this cost?
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Carolyn Milheim said: If there is a fee, I would like to see it before I signed in. I tried to get into the free search & it would not let me in as I signed in. Have a family member we are trying to locate. Having issues& thought you could help. I don’t have the money right now to pay for an app. Help me out here
JimGreene said: No, FamilySearch and all of its resources is free, and always will be. Welcome and happy searching!0
Jeff Wiseman said: Welcome Carolyn,
I'm not an employee of FamilySearch (FS). I am just another user of the resources there. Based on your question, I thought the following items might also be of interest to you:
1. This is not a commercial site. It has not been set up to make money. It's primary reasons for existence have to do with the importance of families as promoted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
2. FS will not give any information about you to venders, or other places. You can allow some of this if you want to by going to the Settings area of your account after you've logged in.
3. The FS site has two major sections:
3a. The first section contains all of the databases with information about historic records (about 30% are indexed and 70% unindexed so far). It also contains images for books of genealogical interest, There are also some church legacy databases including one where over the years people have uploaded GEDCOM files that belong to them but are searchable by anyone else in the system.
3b. The second main section is the FS FamilyTree (i.e., the "Tree"). It currently contains over 1.2 billion names in it along with vitals and family relationships for each of the names. All of the work being recorded in FS is done in this one massive shared tree. Patrons to FS do NOT have their own privately controlled trees. Instead, everyone with common ancestors will see the exact same records for those ancestors, and will have write and modify capabilities for them as well. This tree can be searched as well and can provide you with a view of all the information that has currently been accumulated on a given person.
Hope this helps some!0
gasmodels said: The other major issue with the FamilySearch site is the majority of all information available on the site is for deceased persons. There are a few public records for living people but they are very, very minor compared with the number of records for deceased individuals.0
Carolyn Milheim said: How do I delete a wrong person? I made mistake & said son deceased. But he’s not. It would not let me edit. So now I have 2. Want to delete wrong one.
Jeff Wiseman said: If you are the only one who has touched that record, then you should be able to delete it. What is the PID number for the incorrect deceased son that you are referring to? That is the FamilyTree identifier used for each person in the tree. example is here:
If you provide that PID, it is easier for folks to assist. If you just click on the number, a "Copy to clipboard" link comes up and by selecting it, it will put the PID on your clipboard so that you can paste it wherever you want0
Gordon Collett said: To delete a person, which you can do if you entered the person and no one else has edited information on that person, go to that person's page, go to the right hand column, and go down to the Tools section:
the final entry will say Delete Person if you can delete him. Otherwise, you can call support at 1-866-406-1830 to get him changed to deceased so you can merge him with the other copy you have of him.
for the support desk hours.
Since he is living, you probably don't want to actually post his ID here.0