I searched for ancestors before and I got their names an some code after their names. Can I use this code to find them?
What are ID numbers used for in Family Tree?
April 20, 2020
An ID number (identification number) is a string of letters and numbers that uniquely identifies a record in Family Tree. ID numbers consist of 4 characters, a hyphen, and 3 more characters. For example: K8LL-TGB. Family Tree ID numbers never contain these letters: A, E, I, O.
The letters and numbers such as GQCV-LTW is an Identification number (ID). It uniquely identifies a person in Family Tree.
The ID appears near the person's name and is automatically assigned when a new record for a person is created in the Family Tree.
If you want to identify one of your ancestors while chatting to someone else use the ID as it is unique.
You can use the ID to find people:
Find option - When you are signed into FamilySearch and click on Family Tree you can click Find. Click on the Find by ID tab. Enter the ID and click FIND to go straight to your person.
Another way which I like is the Recents option:
Recents option - When you are signed into FamilySearch and click on Family Tree you can click Recents. Enter the ID in the box up the top and click GO.
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