I have made many mistakes as well as others who have added to my records. I don't have very many people in my tree, I would love to start over. Is that possible?
Thank you. I’ll continue making corrections on the tree.
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FamilySearch is not a "my tree" versus "your tree" system (like Ancestry.com is)
it is a single collaborative system that we all share a common database.
any entries that have been made in error - simply need to be corrected.
There is no need to "start over"
PS I Highly suggest watching this video:
I have found a lot of informations of my ancestors in Denmark. Now I am looking for ancestors in Hungary and I would like to start a new branch with Hungarian people I find and who MIGHT me related to me. And as I go on, I hope to find a match or information about some of them emmigration to Denmark and connect them to my original tree. Is it possible? What to do.
Thank you for anu help,
Dorte Bhutho (Bottos), Denmark
To add people who are not related to you follow the guidance at
You will be able to access them later via Recents as mentioned in this guidance.
@DorteBhutho, if you're finding your Hungarians in the Roman Catholic or Reformed baptismal indexes on FamilySearch, then before you use the "add unconnected person" tool that Graham wrote about, check whether a profile already exists in Family Tree. A large proportion of the (indexed-as-) female baptisms and a smaller proportion of the (indexed-as-) male baptisms in these indexes were used in a prior system to create profiles for the child and parents, and these little three-person family-twiglets were imported into the then-brand-new Family Tree a decade ago. Therefore, there is a good chance that anyone appearing in these indexes as a parent is already in the Tree three or four or six times over (once for each daughter, and if female, another instance for her own baptism).
I'm a user also who has some family lines I "think are related", but "not linked yet until proven".... and work the same as time, sources and hints afford.
taken together....solid advice from Graham Buckell and Julia. Thanks to both of them for tips I'll use in the future.
as an aside....and maybe a later feature to use
If your Hungary unlinked "Might be" work grows...some ideas to help manage the same in the Family Tree...
To add to the "what to do?" part of your post....
Here's how we handle our "MIGHT be's" (see numbered screen shot below). one of our "might be's" is a Lawerence Greaney (ID G9DG-F72) family we think could be sibling to our direct line Anna Grainey/Greaney, but haven't found the allusive source(s) yet to tie into our part of the shared family tree...
1.Use recents as Graham suggests (at the bottom of 1 for adding "new") AFTER first searching using "Find" for existing "profiles"for the person, families or threesome parent child twigs as Julia suggests...
2.add the "Might be" person's profile to your own private "following list" (2,3) for easier finding and working later. Sometimes when we return to the "might be" related profiles we find others have added info or the computer has generated suggested docs to review (i.e. hints) for us. In one case, our brick walls came tumbling down when a Polish researcher added documents that he translated, linked etc. to a "might be" family that was the proof needed to link to our line.
3.use recents (1) or following list (3) to find the unlinked person later (entering "name" in the search field above "People I am following (Count 918)" or use "options" search on the label "researching" to bring up ALL your Hungarian "might be's" in your case)
4,5. add a "researching" label to the profile so it stands out....(if we don't get around to researching for another two years+, as life often interjects, .....steps 4,5,6 can be a big help.)
6.add a standardized label provided from the family tree following label pick list "researching" AND put private notes only you can see to jog the memory later.
all the best in your Hungary research~
ps. you could even add your own custom label called "Hungary" to bring up all "might be's" in that one aspect of your research endeavors.
OTHER: In a collaborative shared tree, best to only add relationships and information only when proven with a source. If a fact or relationship isn't supported by a source you or others attach, please be kind to the next person and add copious notes as to why you are adding or editing within your "migh be's research.
If all else fails call up and a missionary will help you over the phone and with your account.