How do I start a tree for someone I am not related to?

Started by Liv Mykland on Monday, January 30, 2012

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1/30/2012 at 4:34 PM

I would like to start a tree for someone I am not related to, and who has been dead for a hundred years. How do I do it - I don't find out where to write.

1/30/2012 at 5:45 PM

Create the person as a child of yourself and then detach the profile from you. Make sure you "follow" it so you don't lose it. If you need help, let one of us know. Also, if the person has been dead for a hundred years, are you sure that he/she is not already in the tree? I can do an Advanced Search for you if you want first.

2/2/2012 at 11:14 PM

Thank you! Yes, I think I am sure that the person is not in the tree. His name is Karl Julius Hall, born 1856, Norway.

2/3/2012 at 8:05 AM

Great, I hope you are able to create the person. He will show up in newfeeds which will amuse your family. I created a "son" Ibn Khaldun (the father of history and sociology who lived 1200 years ago in North Africa).

3/25/2012 at 2:30 PM

I did this nd creating the person s my sister. How do I detach them?

3/25/2012 at 4:23 PM

go to tree view, click "edit" click "relations" tab click the check box of the parents you would like to detach from the profile

3/26/2012 at 2:20 AM

thanks Jason. i finally figured it out. is there any way for me to avoid having all my updates of this new tree showing up on my own family tree updates?

3/26/2012 at 2:31 AM

http://www.geni.com/account_settings/recent_activity

you can change what you want people to see you doing here

3/26/2012 at 2:45 PM

Adam, make sure the person is not listed as a family group member. then only those following will get the updates.

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