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In Rootstech, we are able to see our relatives. I believe we should add an activity that we can connect to them. The activity would include a way to contact them and make new relationships. I believe that will makes us more connected.
Relationship Viewing: How do I turn on or off the option to view my relationship to other users?
How do I send a message to someone who contributed to Family Tree or Memories?
As, 'Jessie' has already proffered, with those "Knowledge Articles" in 'FamilySearch' ...
The facilities/functions/features that your are suggesting, ALREADY exist in 'FamilySearch'.
What occurred at "RootsTech" Connect 2021, this year, was basically, a Worldwide (ie. Global), opportunity, to do, what we can ALREADY do; but, on a much smaller scale, on a 'One on One' basis.
We can ALREADY, "Enable" the "Relationship Viewing", that allows ("Living") Users/Patrons, to 'see' how (and, if) they link/connect in/through "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
We give our permission/authority to enable the "Relationship Viewing" in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch', for OTHER ("Living") Users/Patrons, to 'see' us.
Exactly what was happening at "RootsTech" 2021; but, on a much BIGGER scale.
That said ...
Once one enables "Relationship Viewing" ...
▬ That can be "Revoked" (ie. "Stopped"/"Disabled"/"Turned Off") at any time, one so desires ...
▬ Is AUTOMATICALLY "Revoked" (ie. "Stopped"/"Disabled"/"Turned Off") after x12 Months; but, can be "Renewed"/"Reactivated" ...
What we agreed to at "RootsTech" 2021, was ONLY a "Short Lived" version of the aforementioned.
We gave our permission/authority, when "Joining", the convention, at "RootsTech" 2021, to enable "Relationship Viewing", on a massive scale.
Enable "Relationship Viewing" with, due care; and, due diligence, for reasons of "Privacy", be careful, protect oneself, from those with nefarious intent.
And, believe it or not there WOULD be those (all-be-it limited) operating in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch" with nefarious intent.
We can ALREADY have "User Messaging" in 'FamilySearch' to "Collaborate", with OTHER Users/Patrons.
That is a 'Messaging' medium WITHIN 'FamilySearch' itself.
It is independent of any other communication medium (eg. E-mail).
Just to give you a 'Heads Up' ...
Please be aware that we DO NOT always get responses to 'Messages' in/through "User Messaging" of 'FamilySearch' (or, even, direct, "E-mails") that we send.
Sometimes, there is NO response ...
There are many reasons for NO response:
[ some; but, NOT limited to ... ]
▬ has Died/passed away themselves
▬ is not aware of; and/or, does not know how to use,
... "User Messaging" of 'FamilySearch' (and, for some "E-mails")
▬ is an infrequent User/Patron of "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'
▬ may have STOPPED using "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'
▬ may simply choose NOT to respond
I hope this helps.
Enable Relationship Viewing, in 'FamilySearch' ...
There are two ways that I know of:
One is through your "Settings", under the "Permissions" 'Tab', in 'FamilySearch'.
The other is when you select the "Contact Name" of a User/Patron who has contributed details to a record.
"User Messaging" in 'FamilySearch' ...
[ where you can even 'see', "Relationship Viewing", in action ... ]
"Send" the User/Patron, that you have found, a 'Message' in/through "User Messaging" of 'FamilySearch'.
Just 'select' their "Contact Name" ANYWHERE you know it is; and, from the resulting "Pop-up" (ie. "Modal") 'Window'; then, go down to the bottom, 'select' the "Send a Message" link ...
User with few details ...
User/Patron with much details ... including an "E-mail" Address ...
[ Where you can; even, send them an "E-mail" ... ]
Here is the "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch', provided by 'Jessie':
As I advise ...
Please be aware that we DO NOT always get responses to a 'Messages' in/through "User Messaging" of 'FamilySearch' (or, even, direct, "E-mails") that we send.