Family History is often a collaborative pursuit, with names, dates, photos, and temple work being provided from family members both near and far. With all of this shared effort, there is potential for inadvertent errors.
Three new features in Family Tree on FamilySearch.org provide a way to help lessen the impact of such problems on your family history work.
- Reservation of Temple Ordinances for Ancestors. This option allows you to quickly and easily reserve an ordinance for you to complete in behalf of your ancestor on an upcoming trip to the temple. More information is available in this white paper and this video.
- Identifying Possible Duplicates. Family Tree on FamilySearch may contain duplicate information for a particular ancestor. This feature allows you to review data about duplicate individuals and begin the merge process. More information.
- Merge. Merging lets you consolidate the entries for duplicate individuals and create one correct listing, thus cleaning up Family Tree and simplifying your view of which ancestors need temple work done. More information.
Family Tree will be available to everyone this fall and is the first phase of a new and improved user experience coming to FamilySearch.org. Learn more about the new features listed above and much more on the Family Tree training site. As you become a regular user and learn more about Family Tree, you will be able to provide valuable training to others as they begin using this future replacement to new.familysearch.org.