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Difference between website and family tree?
Kim Hill
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Hi all

I am very confused!! have made a family tree by downloading an existing gedcom file together with photosCalled a website I think!!.I can view this and work on it editing etc.

Q.1. Does my website address automatically make and update the family tree version.

Q.2. Family tree version.I am not able to edit so how do I get new information and photos to show on this tree.If it does not automatically transfer from the web site address?

Q.3 Why do I need both these trees???

Hope that makes some sense and someone can help me

Thank you



Kim Hill
United Kingdom
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RE: Difference between website and family tree?
Linde Wolters
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Dear Kate,

One reason that could explain why you are not able to edit your tree right could stem from the difference between the types of trees that you could have online.

There are three different types of trees that you can have on a family site; a Web Tree that was made online, a tree that was imported to your family site using a GEDCOM file, or a tree that was made in Family Tree Builder, and published to your family site.

When you create a family tree in Family Tree Builder and publish it to your family site, you CANNOT edit the tree online. If you built your tree in Family Tree Builder, each time you would like to make changes to your tree online, edit your tree in Family Tree Builder and then re-publish your family tree to your family site. This will update the previously published tree (with the same name) on your site. 

Changes in your online tree or one created by a gedcom, are easily made directly on your site.  

Hope this helps,


Linde Wolters
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