Recent updates to FamilySearch Family Tree include:
- The process for deleting relationships in Family Tree.
- Showing photos for living people.
- New sorting features for temple lists.
Deleting relationships from Family Tree is simple, but it is so easy that people sometimes delete a relationship when they should do something else instead.
When you delete a relationship, you now see a screen with more information to help you make better decisions about whether to delete the relationship or not. For example, you now see how many sources and events are attached to that relationship. The delete button remains unavailable until you:
- Enter a reason why you are deleting the record.
- Click both check boxes, certifying that you have reviewed other relationships.
- Entered a reason statement.
Changes to Photos and Stories
When you are on a person’s details page in Family Tree, you can click tabs to switch to related details, photos, and stories. The Photos tab has been renamed Photos and Documents.
This change currently shows up in the English version of Family Tree. The change will show up in other language versions as translations are completed.
If you click this tab, you will see documents that have been uploaded to the site and linked to this person.
Show Photos for Living People
You can now see photos of living people in Family Tree if you have permission to see their records.
Attach FamilySearch Historical Records without Adding to Source Box
When you are viewing a historical record and you click Attach to Family Tree, the source, until now, has been automatically added to your Source Box. You now have the option to attach the source without adding it to the Source Box.
The option is available during the last step of the process, which is:
- Find a historical record that is about one of your ancestors who is in Family Tree, and click Attach to Family Tree.
2. Find the person by using the Possible Matches tab, the History List tab, or the ID number. In this case, I’m using the ID number:
3. When the right person comes up:
- Enter a reason that you are attaching the source.
- Click the Add Source to Source Box checkbox if you want this source to be added to your source box.
- Click Attach.
Attach Browse-Only Images as Sources, and Edit the Title
When you are viewing an image from an unindexed (“browse only”) collection on FamilySearch, you can now attach that image to a person in Family Tree as a source. You can also edit the title of that source, since the title that is automatically generated may not have much meaning. During the attaching process, you have the option to include this item in your source box or to leave it out.
An important thing to note: The option to attach an image (rather than an index page) is available for browse-only images. For indexed images, you must still begin the attaching process from the page containing the indexed information.
- Find the image that you want to use as a source.
- Click the Sources option. (This option shows up on browse-only collections.)
3. Click one of the following:
- Click Attach to Family Tree if you know the person in Family Tree you want to attach it to. From here, you can edit the title, select the person, and enter a reason.
If you click Person, you see your Family Tree history list. You can select a person from there or enter the ID number of a person who isn’t on the list.
- Click Add to My Source Box if you want to do the attaching later. From here, you can edit the title to something more meaningful.
Sorting and Filtering Your Temple List
The temple list has undergone several improvements:
- It now loads more quickly.
- You can scroll through the names and still see the options at the top of the page.
- You have more sorting and filtering capabilities.
Previously, you sorted your temple list by using the “Sort By” option.
New Sort Options on the Temple List
The Sort By option has been replaced by the ability to click the column headings, which allows you to sort by:
- Full name.
- First name.
- Last name.
- The sequence a person’s ordinances should be done in.
- A specific ordinance.
- Whether sealings are needed.
- Date reserved.
You can have these sorting filters list results by ascending or by descending order.
You can also use the “Filter” option to focus your list to a specific group of people by typing letters or numbers in the field.
New Sorting and Filtering Options