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How can I add new family tree profiles from historical records?

Previously, you could view a historical record and extract information from that record into multiple profiles in your family tree. Now you can go one step further, and add new profiles to your family tree from that very record!

When a record contains information about multiple relatives, if there’s a person in the record with no corresponding relative in your tree, you can now choose to add a new relative to the tree, growing the tree based on information found in the record.

How does it work?

After saving a record found in SuperSearch, or after confirming a Record Match, you can extract information from the record into a tree profile.

1) On the Extract Info page, see the list of all relatives included in the same record, below the section about the main person. Simply scroll down in the page to see the information about the relatives.

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You can now easily switch between relatives who are included in the record. Use the new index on the left (we have a nickname for it: the “Elevator”) to select an individual mentioned in the record and view their information. Place your mouse over each picture in the index to see their name and how they are related to the person in the record:
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2) For each individual, click the [>>] arrow buttons to extract the desired information into your family tree, or the [>>>] button at the bottom to take ALL the information for that person at one time.

3) If no corresponding person in your tree is found, see the option to add a new profile to your tree, and to copy all of his or her information into the new profile.

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4) Choose to extract information to your tree for each related individual or choose to extract information for ALL the related individuals by clicking on the button under “Want to extract all?”.
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Clicking on the “Extract all info for all people above” will also create new tree profiles for people that do not already exist in your tree, and will copy all their information into the new profiles.

5) Finished? Click the green “Save to tree” button to save all the information.

Note: To take full advantage of the Extract info feature, a Data subscription is required.

Don’t have one? Choose from our range of options which include unlimited access to all historical records on SuperSearch.

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