Is there a way on FamilySearch that I can make a list of all those people on my tree by name & ID?
Hi VR Meakin
Gordon is correct in telling you there is no way to do this - through FamilySearch, due to the "one tree" difficulty.
However, there is a way around it - by using a 3rd party product that synchronizes with FamilyTree - but only shows your data.
You can find many suitable databases - some are free - that do this. You can find them by scrolling down to the bottom of FamilySearch, click on Solutions Gallery, and choose Family Tree Management. If you are an old PAF user, then there are programs here that are very much the same.
Some are free, others a nominal cost.
Here is a link to the site: https://partners.familysearch.org/solutionsgallery/s/list?category=family_tree_management
Such a thing has been requested often. The first point Family Search would need to clarify is who should be on the list. You and only your direct ancestors? Those people and all their children? Those people and all their spouses? Your cousins and spouses? Your 15th cousins and their spouses and everyone in between? All the families of all the spouses? Everyone in Family Tree that you have either a biological or by-marriage relationship with? All of the over 1 billion people in Family Tree? All of them are part of your family. Don't forget we are all working in the same database. There is only one tree.
Maybe one day we can get the ability to generate an index of whatever small section of Family Tree we have a particular interest in, but not for now.
Many thanks, Gordon. Your reply wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but I do appreciate your swift comprehensive response.
Many thanks, Diana, I’ll have a go.
Hold on, folks... Perhaps the Follow feature is exactly what @VRMeakin is looking for? If the tree is not more than 4000 persons, every one of them can be followed and the Following list in each contributor's profile has lots of helpful options. Here is a glimpse of my list:
Many thanks for your suggestion as to helping me. I’m not too sure whether this way would work for me. I am trying to make sure that each family group in my tree have adequate sources and that I don’t miss anyone. That is why I need to make a list of everyone (well under 4,000 people) so that I can check them all as complete and tick them off my list. Do I assume, with your suggestion, that I will have to tick the ‘follow ‘ button for every person? I think that I might miss some relatives that way. Anyway, thanks again, I will look into your suggestion.
Is your tree of interest a descents tree or an ancestors tree?
An ancestors tree, I think. I’m the starting person on it.
Then I search for my ancestors.
Yes, you are working on an ancestry tree. Do you know to use the fan chart with the Sources option?
Yes, I do.
Okay, you know about the FT fan chart. So the next step beyond that is certain of the partner sites. The one I think you would find most useful is Puzzilla.com. It involves no separate tree, so no import-export issues; it is just a set of power tools interfacing with Family Tree. The basic tools are free, so you can get a taste for how Puzzilla works and decide if you want more of same.
I am looking for almost the same thing, but not just a simple list...
I do most of my research looking at original sources. However, I waste an enormous amount of time verifying whether or not info I have come across has been entered or not----the search through 'Followed' simply isn't good enough----spelling has to be exact, which is impossible for names that have accents or are spelt slightly differently. If the general search for 'Smith' pulls up Smith, Smyth and Smythe, then why can't the search in Followed be the same??? Especially because many of my relatives have accents on various vowels---they won't show up.... I't not unusual to spend 5 minutes plus, to find a particular person----that is a huge waste of time, when attempting to look at pages of records per hour.
If I had a spreadsheet where all i needed to do was quickly filter, I could perform that lookup in seconds, not minutes.
There should be some way of extracting various pieces of data for all the people I've followed, so that I can quickly see if the birth/death/marriage dates, and spouse/parent info has been entered.
I'd like to see their FS#, birth,/death/marriage dates, spouses, parents, (and their FS#s), etc, all in a single line, in CSV format, so that it could be imported to Excel or other tool. Icing on the cake would be to have the choice of the either plain text or hypertext (enabling the ability to click directly to the person)---if I had the FS#s, I could easily create URLs in Excel/other, but one would think that someone could make an extract option.
p.s. I'd love to examine this Puzzilla.com, but i get an OAuth 2 error, when it lands on the FS page for logging in...