The updated Facts view lets you add facts, family members, sources, and more. To get you started, take a look at these common tasks and how you can perform them with the new site.
(1) Find a person in your tree—While this feature works the same, you’ll find it on the top-left side of the page. Click the person/search icon to open the search field.
(2) Use the Tools menu.
– View in Tree—Opens the family tree with this individual as the focus.
– View Notes—Lets you view notes you’ve entered for a person. For more information on this feature click here.
– View Comments—Lets you view comments you’ve made (or others have made). For more information on this feature click here.
– Merge with Duplicate—Lets you merge the person with someone else in your tree. For more information on this feature click here.
(3) Use the Edit menu.
– Save to Tree—Lets you save the person to another family tree.
– Edit Relationships—Lets you change relationship types. For example, you can change a child from biological to adopted or vice versa. For more information on this feature click here.
– Delete Person—Lets you delete an individual from your tree permanently.
(4) Add a fact—You can add a fact for a person using the Add drop-down above the Facts list. For more information on this feature click here.
(5) View your relationship to the individual—Relationships are calculated automatically in the new Ancestry. Click the relationship link to view. For more information on this feature click here.
(6) View the number of available hints—At the top of the page you’ll see the current number of hints for a person next to the Hints tab.
(7) Add a source—It’s easier than ever to add a new source, simply click the Add drop-down above the Sources list.
(8) Add a family member—Like the classic site, you can add a family member using the Add drop-down on the right side of the page.
(9) See how sources and facts are connected together—Click a fact to see connecting lines indicating which sources support the fact; click a source to see which facts it supports.
(10) View and add web links—At the bottom of the sources list, you can view, add and edit your web links.
The instructions in this article pertain to our New Ancestry experience. If you are not yet using this experience and would like to switch, please click here for instructions.