We’ve been doing a fair amount of work lately to make it easier to add information you find in other public family trees into your own. Starting back in December we began including information about other public member trees in the ancestry hints(tm). Before then, the hints only included information from OneWorldTree. We’ve also recently (a few weeks ago) improved our process for merging these hints into your tree, and improved the page that lets you compare the information found on these trees to your own tree. Lastly, today we added a link on all public family trees which will let you save that information into your own family tree. A great aspect of all these new features is the control it offers you over what information enters your tree, along with great tools to see which of the trees you might add to yours have sources, saved records, photos, or other compelling information.
Thanks to all of you who have written, or emailed, or have otherwise given us feedback on these pages. Now that they’re up, please don’t stop! Leave a comment or send me an email (kfreestone at tgn.com) to let us know how these new pages and features are working out for you and your research–we love hearing from you.
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