How to put relationship on a profile page

Ancestry dot com “How To”

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1. Start of Lesson

1a. Diane has a tree and wants to know how to identify the relationship between the various people on the branches; people far away from the home person.

Since it is her tree, the living people are not shown to me.

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2. I created a tree to show how to get relationships between people on the tree.

Name of tree is “Test…”

2a. Notice that the home person is Priv F1 (private female 1 and box is shaded). Distant relatives of the home person would be Arthur E Gullstrand Sr and Alex E Kobasky Jr.

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3. Arthur is a distant relative of Priv F1

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4. Notice that Arthur E’s profile page does not say what relationship he is to you.

4a. On slide eleven (11) we will see a relationship in the red oval.

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5. To get a relationship to show up on a profile page, do the following:

Click on tree name and then “Tree settings.

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6. On “Tree Settngs” we notice that the home person is Priv F1 but I am not identified on the tree.

In order to get relationships to show up you must select who you are on the tree.

6a. Slide 10 will show how the red box changes.

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7. In order to select me on the tree I have to follow these steps:

First click on “Choose”.

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8. “choose” brings up this page where you select anyone to be me. I am the home person so I will type in “Priv F1” or will choose the name off of a list under “Browse…”.

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9. Notice how Priv F1 is now in the box under my Name.

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10. Notice how the Tree Settings now shows who I am on the tree.

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11. once on the tree, I click on the profile page of Arthur “the distant relative”, who now has a relationship.

Arthur is the husband of my aunt.

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12. On Alex profile page we now see that he is my uncle.

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Every person on the tree will now show a relationship to “You”, regardless of who you designate the “You” person to be. On a huge tree, the relationship option of assigning the “You” comes in handy because you can assign any person and determine what the relationships are between people.

END OF Lesson

I hope this lesson will help you put relationships on your tree.

Thank You

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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