Sharing living people with relative

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brown67
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Sharing living people with relative

Postby brown67 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:59 am

My Niece wants to connect to my family tree. I have the most work done in my family. How can she do that since I'm living, and so are my parents? Can I share it with her? No one living has a problem sharing it.

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Re: Sharing living people with relative

Postby lajackson » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:48 am

brown67 wrote:My Niece wants to connect to my family tree. I have the most work done in my family. How can she do that since I'm living, and so are my parents? Can I share it with her? No one living has a problem sharing it.

I do not believe you can give her access to your living family. I understand that there is a project in the works that will eventually allow that, but when it will happen is not certain. The request to allow living relatives to work together is a common one and would save much duplication in the future. It just has not yet been programmed.

In the meantime, I would give her the first deceased ancestor in each of your lines. That would appear to be your four grandparents. That will connect everything beyond that point. There is only one family tree, so she may have those already. But if not, at least help her get connected from that point back.

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Re: Sharing living people with relative

Postby russellhltn » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:28 am

Odds are your nice will have to add all the living people and the first generation of deceased. Once she adds the deceased, she'll see all before them.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Sharing living people with relative

Postby davesudweeks » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:06 pm

Since living persons are in private space, she only needs to enter very minimal information for them (I think she just needs a name). She should create a living person record for her living ancestors (they are the "bridge" to the deceased ancestors). Then she would connect the deceased parents to the living ancestors (the easiest way to do this is to add them by the ID # that she can get from you). Once she links them, she will see all your deceased ancestors.

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Re: Sharing living people with relative

Postby jwthomasbennion » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:09 pm

Or,
Until FamilySearch implements the shared-living-family feature,
If you trust her (briefly), allow her to have consultant access to your account.
Give her your helper# & username.

Tell her to add you to her Consultant Planner, which expires in 12 months (or until you revoke her access).
It's the last menu under the main top right help menu ("Consultant Resources").
You can get your helper# from your FamilySearch "Settings" by clicking your name in the top right.


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