From the home page, select the ‘Family Tree’ tab and click ‘Find’ in the drop down menu. When in the tree view or person page view, the FIND tab on the top left allows you to search for people in the tree. When you are on their person page there is a ‘View My Relationship’ tab on the top right so you can make sure you’ve got your relative. Good Luck!
Thank you for the response. It may be operator error (ie me) but when being on my tree page and using Find with the name the results include many others my tree. While searching for Atilla (the Hun) (392-453) in my tree results include people born in the 1800s and hundreds of them. The fact that he is maybe 70-85 generations back shouldn't make a difference when searching a specific tree. Like I said probably an error on my part. I've found both Atilla and Charlemagne in my tree but replicating the path to them is the hard part. Thanks for the assist. Bill
Short Answer: You cannot, there is no such "Search" option.
There is no such "Search" option in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
"Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' is too large, OVER 1 Billion individuals/persons...
And, growing exponentially ...
"Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' ONLY looks back through about 16 generations.
Something that is not only excellent to use; but, is also fun, is:
It is a programme developed and maintained by "Brigham Young University" (BYU); and, is "Certified" to work with "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
It is a great resource and tool.
It 'Digs' a lot deeper (pun intended) than does "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
It has a lot of useful 'bells and whistles'.
Give it a go.
I hope it helps.
On Ancestry.com we can do a tree search, so a technique does exist. Ancestry has used this for years. So not sure what the difference may be in searching our tree on FamilySearch. I am always up for checking/trying new sites and looked at RelativeFinder.org. But I couldn't bring myself to agree to the terms. Maybe I'll change my mind after I review them again.
Thats because on Ancestry "your tree" was just that - - "your tree"
(and no one else's). and it had just the people that you had put into the tree.
This concept of "My tree vs Your tree" doesnt exist in Family Search.
we are all sharing a Single COLLABORATIVE database that contains billions of records.
there is no "ownership of records" the way there was in Ancestry.
we all share all the (billion records) and each one of us can update any one of them. Thats why coming up with "lists of "our people" is much more challenging in FS - because there really is no distinction between people in your tree and not in yoru tree - the way there was in Ancestry.
Ok got it. Thank you for the explanation. Isn't that what WikiTree, ie one common collaborative tree, is all about? What's the difference between WikiTree and FS Tree?
Wikitree both have a common collaborative design.
But FamilySearch is so much more than just a tool to build a Family Tree.
Check out this article I wrote a few years back:
Appreciate the link which I read. We like FS. Is there any reason to use both FS and WikiTree in your estimation?
everybody has their own goals and objectives. what are yours? that will guide the answers to your questions. . .
tree goal is to have an accurate tree and family lineage. what other goals would there be for a family tree. Though I've been at this a while, never heard a question like that. Very interested in your thoughts. Maybe I've missed something all these years. Always open to consider new thoughts.
This is also a great video to watch:
Family History is an extremely wide subject
building a tree with names and dates - is just one small part.
Keep in mind this is a collaborative work in FamilySearch.
It is not a system where you will have total control over every name, fact, and relationship. If your ultimate goal is to build the most accurate tree where you are in total control - frankly - you might be better off purchasing a program like Roots Magic, or FTM, or Ancestry Quest where it is YOUR family tree data - totally under your control - and just what you consider to be the most accurate and fact based items.
But there is so much more than that . . .
Frankly I have found that when I get beyond just names and dates - my ancestors truly come to life:
for example this collection of family anecdotes that mirrors my family history with the history of the nation:
click on the stars: http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/stories.htm
And so much of the value of FS is being able to work with others - others who sometimes have differences of opinion - - and maybe others who dont take as seriously the "accuracy" of it all as you do - but enjoy other aspects. There is also the "community" that you are experiencing here - it is so diversely more than just "building an accurate tree".
Many people take a "hybrid approach" - maybe they have a database like RootsMagic or Ancestry Quest - where they have TOTAL control of their own database and the accuracy tehreof - as well as use a system like FS or Wikitree etc. You dont have to choose one or the other.
I do like the collaborative aspect of some programs and checking with others. I do that regularly. And I'm not a control freak so 100% fine with folks editing/correcting submissions. In my opinion that's the best of it.
Video too long to watch tonight.
I agree with you completely about learning more about the person rather than just the facts. There is an entire lifetime in that dash (-) between the born and died dates. Tall, short, cheerful, outgoing, like to fish, read - things we'll never know about our ancestors except in a few occasions. Reading my G Grandmother's autobiography now. As a young boy I knew her. She saw Lincoln in Feb 1861 on his whistle stop train from Springfield IL to Wash DC for his inauguration.