November 23, 2014

How To Share Your Family Trees Listed On Ancestry

Last weekend we were at my brother’s place for a pot luck, and as invariably happens a conversation turned to genealogy research. It warmed my heart to hear a young woman from another generation telling us about what she had been researching and who she was looking for. Now and then, when I can, I try to help  people with their family research, at least a little to get them started or fill in some blanks for them.

From our conversation I found out that this family member had a tree on Ancestry and so I asked her to send me an invitation to view her tree. Unfortunately, she wasn’t sure how to do that! So, I am writing this article and including Ancestry’s fine advice to help out everyone who might be wondering how to share your trees too. Here is what Ancestry advises….

First of all, a subscription to Ancestry is not required for Family Tree sharing.

A new and easier way to share your tree

With our release last week, we’ve made it easier to invite people to your tree. You can now import your contact list from Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail, and AOL accounts to quickly select people you want to send an invitation to. You can still type in individual email addresses if you’d like, but by importing your contact list you can save a little time and effort trying to remember your cousin’s email address.

How to invite friends and family to see your tree

From your tree, click on the “Share your tree” link in the “Tree pages” menu next to your tree name.

To find out more and see the visual guides please read the full article here.

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