At FamilySearch, we unite families. This mission cannot be accomplished alone. It requires the efforts of individual family members sharing their experiences and their knowledge.
That is why we are excited to announce the new My Contributions feature for the Family Tree app! You can now keep track of the individual contributions that you have made to the Family Tree. The new feature is available on both iOS and Android versions of the app. Here’s how it works.
To find the My Contributions feature, open the Family Tree app, and tap the More icon in the bottom right corner (iOS) or the 3-bar menu in the top left corner (Android). This will bring up a menu of options. Tap My Contributions. You will then see three categories—Stats, Changes, and Private Persons.
The Stats tab shows you a bar graph of the total contributions that you have made to the FamilySearch Family Tree over the past eight years.
The stats can be broken down into different types of contributions, such as how many sources you have attached, how many memories you have attached, or how many people you have added to the Tree.
This tab is where you can view the most recent changes you have made to Family Tree and your family’s records. The list extends to the last 300 changes made, with the most recent changes listed at the top.
For each item, the name of an individual in the Family Tree is listed first. Individual changes to this person’s record are then detailed beneath the person’s name. You can also search this list for a specific person by typing in either a first name, surname, or full name in a search bar at the top of the screen.
Living and confidential people are managed in private spaces on FamilySearch.org. This section gives you a list of living or confidential people in your family tree. These are profiles that only you can see or modify. Tapping a name will bring you to that person’s profile on Family Tree. It is a helpful feature, especially when you want to manage personal information on a shared tree.
Note that you can also search this Private Persons list for a specific person by typing in either a first name, surname, or full name in a search bar at the top of the screen.
Currently, the My Contributions feature is available only on the mobile app, but keep checking back for updates!
We are grateful for the contributions that you have made to Family Tree, and especially for the ways that you contribute to the lives of your family members.
We wish you the best of luck moving forward with your genealogy and hope that this new feature comes in handy!