It would be good to be able to link continuation of one family tree to another. This would help to contain the size of family trees and also enable the task of maintaining the history to be split among genealogists in the family.
So what I have in mind is that the branch from one person is ale to link to another tree - say parents or siblings.
It should also be allowed then for an individual site member to be associated with multiple trees, not just the one.
Linking between two people in two distinct family trees (who are the same person really) is a concept we are in the process of developing. Through Smart Matching and also via manual linking, you will be able to "jump" from a person in one tree to the matching person in the other tree, usually in another family site.
We are currently working on designing this feature and will be releasing some time after
I see this thread is 3 years old. Has any progress been made in linking to trees? I have two other family members that have their own trees, but I don't see a way to 'link' them, so that when you click on, say, my grandmother's brother, it links my cousins tree to mine - or even refers it to my family tree link. How could this not save server space? Instead of me then entering people from his tree into mine, I could just link to his tree and he would be owner that family link (or I would be if he linked to my tree). Kind of like wikitree where there's only *supposed* to be 1 profile for person ever.
Via Smart Matches you can mark the connection between two trees, and also copy information from the matching tree into your own tree, however you will still need to have a profile for each person in each of the sites.
I have merged a lot of info, but it bulks up my tree (I have over 3300 profiles as it is!). Therefore, all those 'extra' people count against my limit of 2500. I just can't afford to upgrade right now. Linking, instead of merging and adding, would eliminate this problem, but would mean less users would upgrade. From a business standpoint, I see why you don't offer this, but from the consumer side, it feels a little like I'm being forced into paying premium for life if I want to share my tree w/other family members through the family site. I have received several phone calls to upgrade to Premium, but it's sadly just not in the budget.
Hello... I'm a recent subscriber to the Basic plan. I have only 190 people loaded at this point, but it covers 13 generations. I'm finding that extended and former family members want to be a part of what I've created here. The problem: I think in certain circumstances, it would make sense to have others be able to have their own trees and be linked by certain family members.
I don't want to be the administrative center for all the extended and former family members. Divorce happens, but the kids are linked. Which brings another question to mind: Can I assign others in my tree to have administrative rights?
Do the developers have a target date for a release on linking? Or would this be considered an upgrade feature paying subscribers?