FamilySearch Family Tree is seriously huge. With over a billion unique names, it is the largest family tree in the world.
Navigating such a large tree to connect with your ancestors can be tricky. We recently added a new feature called “Labels” that will, as it continues to develop, provide a new way to place your ancestors in better context.
You’ve used labels on other sites and in apps to easily organize and view similar types of things. You can now add labels to your ancestor’s listing in Family Tree to honor their accomplishments, signify their involvement in a group, or memorialize their profession.
The number of available labels is pretty limited at this point, but it will grow. In the meantime, use the new label feature to explore Family Tree in new and interesting ways.
How It Works
Here’s how you can add labels to your ancestor’s person page and use them to browse the Family Tree.
Adding and Editing Labels
It’s simple to add or remove a label.
- Sign in to FamilySearch.org. Hover your mouse pointer over Family Tree, and click Tree. Go to the person page of one of your ancestors and find the new section called “Labels.”
- Click Attach Label to select a label category.
- Select the label you want to appear on your ancestor’s person page.
- Click Attach.
- (Optional) Add a web page link to a page that has more information about your ancestor.
- Include a reason for attaching the label.
- Click Attach.
Viewing All Persons with a Label
To view all of the people in Family Tree that have the same label, simply click the label at the top right of the person page.