It's pretty dumb the way they have it designed, but you can see notes on people in the tree. Click on "Family Tree," (you don't have to wait for it to load) then click on the "People" tab, find and select the person. Then if there are notes you will see, among other things, a link for "Notes & Sources."
It would be so much better if they would have that link in the info that comes up when you click on someone in the Family Tree screen, but they apparently can't figure that out.
When publishing online, and giving membership access as a guest to other people, can I set some sort of 'privacy' on e.g. everyone who is not an adult? If not, what sort of privacy options are there and how can I access them?
The privacy settings allows you to control access to your family site.
First it is important to understand what kind of audience may visit your family site.
There are three possible types of users for any family site. The first is the webmaster/creator, which is the person who created the family site or another member promoted by the original webmaster to webmaster status. The Webmaster has the most privileges. Second are Site Members – these are family members and friends that have been invited to the Family Site, typically with lower privileges but still able to contribute content to the family site. The third are guests, i.e., the general public; guests are not allowed to add content and are usually limited too with respect to the content they are allowed to see.
You can change your family site’s privacy settings at any time, by following the procedure below:
First, log into your family site. Look under the main tabs of your family site and click on Administration > Privacy.
Pick the privacy setting for your site that best suits your preference, among the following options:
1) Mixed Site – A few sections in your site will be open to guests, but private information will be restricted to members and webmasters only. This is the default and most popular option. Living individuals will be masked as “Private” in the Family Tree when viewed by guests, to protect the privacy of your family.
2) Public Site – Allows everyone to view all sections of the Family Site, including the Family Tree.For your protection, living individuals will still be masked as “Private” in the Family Tree, for guests.
3) Private Site – The Family Site and Family Tree are will be accessible only to site members and webmasters.Guests are not allowed.
Click Save to finalize your choice. You can change the privacy setting at any time later.
There isn’t really a way to merge two people in different trees online. What you can do is merge two family trees. If you are really interested in trying to do that, let me just tell you that is a little complicated for online trees.
Firstly, you will have to export both your family trees to Family Tree Builder. Then you can use the export branch feature and export a specific branch from one family tree and then import in to another tree in the Family Tree Builder software.
To do this, go to Family Tree Builder and import the first GEDCOM file (or open your existing family tree project if this is your basis for the merge). Then import the second GEDCOM file, using the ‘File>Import Gedcom’ option in Family Tree Builder. A wizard will open, asking you to select the GEDCOM you wish to import. In the ‘Configuration’ page in this wizard, there is an ‘Output’ section, which gives you an option to merge the new GEDCOM file into the previous project. Choose the Merge option and complete the wizard. Please note, that if there are duplicate people in the two GEDCOM files, they will remain duplicates and will not be consolidated, you will need to delete the duplicates manually. We intend to provide more advanced features for merging GEDCOM files and consolidating duplicates, in the future.
Next time that you have a technical question, please write on our support message boards :)
If you need further assistance. I would be happy to provide it to you.
I don't know if anyone knows about this website but I think it's great. It helps find possible birthdays of just about anyone. It's
It is by NO MEANS accurate. And it can have WAY TOO many responses with common names but if you know the city, state, or zip code and time frame you can narrow it down. I have many "not so common" surnames in my tree so I have many responses with just one or two possibilities which makes it really easy to narrow down.