Sharing living individuals on FamilySearch

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kpraeger
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Re: Sharing living individuals on FamilySearch

Postby kpraeger » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:36 am

I figured I would bring up this topic again. Has there been any change since a year or more ago? It would be so nice to be able to share my family tree (including the living) with my family. My sister for example. I know I can ask her to create an account, but so much work she’d have to do to add all of our living family in...probably hundreds of names, and we are a small family. Also I am sure the longer it goes on where living are hidden from family, the more duplicate records there will be. So any new news on this? Thanks so much.

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Re: Sharing living individuals on FamilySearch

Postby drepouille » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:02 pm

Family Tree is a collaborative database on FamilySearch.org. It is not your family tree. As a member of the church, you can have a free Ancestry account with a "Church of Jesus Christ-Ancestry Membership" subscription. Use it to create your family tree. Your subscription makes it very easy to export your family members from Family Tree into your Ancestry tree.

You can share your family tree with anyone you like, either giving them read-only access or full editor privileges. If they are members of the church, they can have free accounts with the same subscription as you have. If they are not members of the church, they can still create a free Ancestry account, and you can still grant them viewing or editing access to your family tree.
https://support.ancestry.com/s/article/Creating-a-Free-Ancestry-Account
Dana Repouille, Plattsmouth, Nebraska

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Re: Sharing living individuals on FamilySearch

Postby kpraeger » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:27 pm

Thanks for the info on Ancestry, but it sure would be nice to just be able to have a similar sharing feature on FamilySearch, that way I only have to maintain one copy of the family tree. Or is it better to use Ancestry as the sole source of my family tree and abandon FamilySearch? That doesn’t make much sense tho.

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Re: Sharing living individuals on FamilySearch

Postby drepouille » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:57 pm

I suggest the following YouTube video:
Which is the Best Genealogy Site? Ancestry.com vs. FamilySearch.org: Learn the Power of Using Both!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaH7v6DNZQ4&t=63s
Dana Repouille, Plattsmouth, Nebraska

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Re: Sharing living individuals on FamilySearch

Postby drepouille » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:00 pm

Have you tried posting your concerns in a FamilySearch Community forum?
https://community.familysearch.org/s/
Dana Repouille, Plattsmouth, Nebraska


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