is there a way to give my relitives access to my account?
I have added a number of people, who are not deceased, to my family tree. I just found out my mother has spent the day adding the same people to her tree. if my mother was able to access my account it would save a lot of time and stop us from having to duplicate the same information. Is it possible to grant other family members access to the same account so that we are not duplicating our efforts?
We currently do not have a way for a family group to share a private space and work together on it.
Multiple users can enter a record for the same living person into their own private space.
- Each record has a different ID number.
- Each record is visible only to the user who entered it.
- When you change a record in your private space, it does not change the same person's record in another user's private space.
- After a person dies, family members need to make all separate records in their private spaces public and then merge them.
Here is the knowledge article that explains how FamilySearch protects the privacy of living individuals:
The relevant information pertaining to your question is this:
Can multiple contributors enter the same living person into their living space?
Multiple users can enter a record for the same living person into their private space. Each record has a different ID number.
Changing a record in your private space does not change the same person's record in another user's private space.
What it comes down to is that each user will need to add their living relatives to their own private space until a deceased generation is reached, at which point, the tree is populated and visible to all and your family members will be looking at the same tree.
Here's another knowledge article that explains adding living relatives in Family Tree:
We hope this isn't too much information to digest. But, the short answer is, no, there isn't a way for your relatives to access your private space. Nor is there a way for you to access theirs. This is all by design, in order to protect the privacy of living individuals.1
Thanks, that was very helpful.0