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How do I edit someone’s details in my online family tree?

If you use Family Tree Builder to build your family tree, please read the following article: How do I edit someone’s details in Family Tree Builder?

Let’s look at the main components of creating your family tree online:

Use the Help menu anytime you have a question about how to perform a certain action in the tree.

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The List View on the left shows a list of all people in the tree. Click on anyone in the list to move directly to that person. Or use the search fields at the top of the list to search for a name in the tree. At the bottom left of the list, notice how many people are currently in the tree. This tree has 30 persons in it.

Please note that if your tree is large, it will be pruned, and you will only see certain branches of your tree at one time. You can climb in the tree to anyone that you have in your tree. You can also search for anyone in your tree at any time to the left hand side of the tree in the search box.

On the right, each person in the tree is represented by a Person Card. Men are represented by blue colored cards and women are represented by pink colored cards. Places to add new persons are represented with a plus sign. Parents are always located above people you’ve already entered and children are always located below.

A person card shows several things about the person such as the person’s name, date of birth – date of death, and a personal photo.

In order to add people, photos, or edit details about a person, click on the ‘+’ sign on a Person Card.

The following screen will appear:

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This is the Edit Details window. Here you can add Name, Date of Birth/Death, Gender, Email Address and designate if the person is living or deceased.

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This is the Person View. Here you can perform additional actions such as adding a photo or fact and viewing that person’s profile.

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Use the icons in the top right corner of the online family tree editor to change to full screen, print, change settings or get help. Use the Proximity selector to show more or less people on the screen at one time. Click on the Home icon to return to the home person in your tree.

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Now that you’ve got the basics down, have fun building your family tree! We’re constantly improving MyHeritage.com and our genealogy tools. If you have suggestions for features that you’d like to see added, let us know. We’d love to hear them.

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