23 Sep 2010
The single most common question we receive from members is, “How do I correct errors I make in building my tree?” Don’t worry! We realize that sometimes your research can lead you astray, or you can simply make a typo, or another common error and we make it easy to correct your mistakes.
When you hover your cursor over a family member’s name on your family tree you will see a popup that contains links to edit or delete an individual from your tree. (Along with links to simply view their profile, pedigree, and family tree).
If you have made several errors to your tree, or simply placed someone in the incorrect location on you tree. (i.e. your mother is listed as your grandmother, etc.) it might be simplest to delete the person from the tree and start again. To do that click on the edit/delete person link and then the ‘delete person’ link in the new window that appears.
If you simply need to edit information such as the birth date, death date, etc you can fill in the correct information and then click ‘save’.
You can repeat these steps for each change you need to make to correct errors in your tree as many times as necessary. So, don’t worry about mistakes, get started building your family tree today.