Findmypast to add tree to tree hints

By Editor, 25 April 2019 - 1:44pm

Findmypast has announced that it will be including hints from matches found on other people's trees to its online family tree builder from July

Findmypast tree
Hints on Findmypast trees will include suggestions from other members' trees 

Family historians who keep their family tree on genealogy website Findmypast will benefit from tree to tree hints from 1 July.

The new feature will flag up connections with other trees enabling researchers to benefit from each other’s research and discover distant relations.

Only deceased ancestors will be included in the sharing and users of Findmypast’s family tree can opt out of the feature by changing their setting from ‘shareable’ to ‘private’. The company will be contacting all of its users to update them about the changes.

Although a similar service is available on other online family tree providers such as Ancestry, the service is new to Findmypast and the company is keen to reassure its users that privacy is important to them. Information on living individuals will remain strictly private and recipients of hints will not be able to edit or see the original tree.

A spokesperson for Findmypast said, “We hope this new feature will enable users of all levels to make new connections and discoveries through collaborative research.” 

 

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