I've created a family tree with my wife and our ancestors and descendents, including siblings of each entry (including siblings of ancesors and descendents). How do I publish (create on the web) a subset of this tree displaying only a single person with that person's ancestors and descendents, including all siblings in the tree? For example, I'd like to publish only my side of the family tree (excluding my wife's ancestors) including everyone in the tree related to me (ancestors, descendents and siblings of everyone in the tree).
I'm uncertain how to create a family tree, that starts at an individual. that enables viewing siblings at each level (both ancesors and descendants) of the family tree. When I create a family tree of that type none of the siblings show.
With regard to why I want the tree I describe (with siblings showing), it is not so much for protection against changes but rather to limit viewing to only those people of interest in the tree. For example, my wife's family members are not interested in my ancestors and similarly for my family members. This view restriction would most likely be true for any person who is the focal point for creating a new family tree.
The important issue is the inability to view siblings of each entry in a subtree of the main tree we have created.
Depending on the starting or selected person You will see the direct connected persons (ancestors, descendants, siblings). If not, You have on the selected person this little blue and rose boxes. To click on it, the display changes the actual position (point of view). To hold a better overview, the online tree isn't displayed like a family tree poster with all the connections.
Multiple trees / Multiple family sites
Of course, it's the simplest way to serve a customized subtree to any interested family member. On a family site You can set the main tree and the starting person.
Depending on the count of subtrees/family sites, it's possible to lost the big picture. New discoveries could be a very time consuming game. And the big picture is the one that You are interested for, isn't it ?
Work with Your main family site with the 'big picture' family tree. Set the starting point to Yourself or Your wife. So the branches are available without long clicking game.
To position a specific family member to his/her entry in the tree, do the following:
Position to this family member in the tree
Open the profile of this person (button on the right side in the short profile)
Under the picture You can see View in tree
Click on it and copy the URL of the browser window to Your clipboard, and from there into an email to the specific person
The family member now login to Your family site with his/her username and password. He/she starts on the starting page. Now he/she can copy the URL described above in the browser's URL place, pressing enter and save it as a bookmark.
Logged in with the standard way, this bookmark he/she is landing on his/her person entry in the tree display with direct connected ancestors, descendant and siblings.
You as the family tree owner has only one to maintain. Everybody of Your family members could, if they want, examine other branches.