Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Family Tree Houskeeping

OK, I get it, you don't want to sit down and write that personal history. Well, boo hoo on you.

When an old man/woman dies, a library burns. Don't rob your children of those stories that can endure for generations, those simple stories that only you know. Have your technology savvy 5 year old download the FamilySearch  memories aps. One you will enjoy is about memories. The family tree ap lets you record stories right to the tree. How is that, tell a story for your posterity to hear in your own voice. It's awesome. Do it, record a memory,interview a family member. currently this is only available on the iPad and iPhone. (Not available on the newly announced Apple Watch. :))

There is excellent on line help. Just clip get help in the upper right hand corner of FamilySearch. You have a lot of options.

You can now correct the gender in many cases in family tree.

In many cases family tree is not finding duplicates. If you see duplicates that are exactly the same, but they will not come up in possible duplicates, they can be merged by ID Number.

If you are a close relative of someone who is deceased you can claim legacy of their account by contacting support.

Files are not locked on LDS members who are living.

You can tell if you have a free LDS account to Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and My Heritage.com by; signing in, click on your name, click settings, and connected accounts.

As users attach, detach, and modify memories (photos,stories, documents, etc.) those actions are now tracked in the person change log.

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