Keeping track of all your trees

Updated 28 Jun 2020 – added an extra example tree at bottom of post and made both trees open in a new page.

My last blog post was: HOW TO DOCUMENT NEWS WORTHY INCIDENT THAT
AFFECTS MANY FAMILIES – January 3, 2020

After I logged off for the night, I started thinking of other ways one could use this multiple tree index tree and then it hit me.

One can use this method to have an easy access to multiple trees.

If you have more than one tree and you want to be able to acces them without having to sort through a long list of tree, why not have one tree to…

Oh, yes, my apologies to J. R. R. Tolkien “One tree to rule them all”

So I created a tree to show how it would be done.

Here is what your Index tree would look like.

Family Trees index tree

and each one of the children would be a family tree you created or are working on.
You can decide which trees to put as children.

You would create a custom fact on the parent page to say what this tree was used for.

Family Trees index tree 02

each child would have a link to their existing trees, so all you would have to do is click on the link and you would be at that tree.

Family Trees index tree 03


To see the Ancestry dot com tree use this link:

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/166016696/family

Another example of a tree that uses the tree format to manage family tree collection.

https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/166016063/family/familyview


I hope this gives you a new way of keeping track of all those trees you’ve created.

Thank You

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan, USA

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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