I am working on a tree for a dear friend and we changed editors on the tree, so I wanted to tell her that since she was the new editor I had also made her the new home person.
I thought the steps I outlined for Lois would benefit my blog readers, so I made the letter a blog post.
I changed the home person on the tree, from Linda to you (Lois).
Your profile box will change color [from white to black] and no matter who you were looking at before you hit the home icon, your branch will be the one shown.
Example: you are viewing the Nora branch — her profile box is black (see below) also notice that the home icon is bright, meaning it is not selected.
Notice that Nora’s branch is shown but not Leroy’s, her husband
Then you click on the “home” icon on the left side of the page and now the Lois profile box is black and the home icon is dim, meaning it has been selected.
Also, since Lois is the home person and I told the system that I am Lois; now you will see the relationship of any person on the tree.
Look at their profile page and you will see how they are related to you [Lois] (see below how Thomas J Lawler is related to you).
I hope this short tutorial will help you with your tree and that you made a note of how you can change the home person on your tree. If you have a huge tree, with many branches, you can change the home person to someone on a working branch, so you can tell at a glance how people are related to each other.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan