Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or install another browser

Skip main navigation

Add Persons

The FamilySearch Family Tree is essential to the purpose of FamilySearch. The growth and quality of the Family Tree are dependent on proper engagement of users. Tools, resources, and services must operate consistently and follow good practices in order to facilitate progressive contributions. Applications should encourage conformance to standards before, during, and after viewing, adding, or editing the Family Tree. All contributions should be supported by proper evidence and linked to online images of the source if possible.

A single new person or group of new persons must be added to the FamilySearch Family Tree with a relationship to someone who is already in Family Tree. Supply each new person's name, gender, birth date, birth place, christening, death date, or living flag, and if applicable death place, burial date, and burial place.




Person Add Compatible Checklist

The following checkbox items will be reviewed for your solution to obtain Person Add Compatible status.

[   ] Read Compatible

[   ] Sources Write Compatible for create and attach sources

[   ] Search for Matches returns no possible duplicates

NOTE: If possible duplicates are found, you must perform merge and not-a-match maintenance. You may optionally redirect users to the FamilySearch Possible Duplicates page to handle merging and not-a-match maintenance.

[   ] The user can add a Person as a Spouse, Parent, or Child and can add sources

[   ] Event information is Standardized




Smart Person Additions Compatible Checklist

Smart Person Additions is a feature that helps build the Family Tree by assisting users in selecting, qualifying, and adding people to the Family Tree. New people can be added to the FamilySearch Family Tree if they are related to someone who is either already in the Family Tree or is to be added to the Family Tree. People should be added only if it is programmatically determined that they are not already in the Family Tree.

When adding a person, supply the new person's name, gender, birth date, birth place, christening, death date, or living flag, and if applicable death place, burial date, and burial place.

The following checkbox items will be reviewed for a solution to obtain Smart Person Additions compatibility.

[   ] Read Compatible

[   ] Identify the people in the list who are related to someone in the FamilySearch Family Tree or to someone who is being added to the FamilySearch Family Tree.

[   ] Identify the people in the list who are already in the FamilySearch Family Tree.

Note: Each search for person matches should include the following parameters:

  • First and Last Name
  • Related Person(s)
  • Gender (default is provided if adding a spouse)
  • Date and Place of a vital event (birth, christening, marriage, death, or burial)

[   ] Generate a list of potential people to add to the FamilySearch Family Tree.

[   ] Allow the user to select people in the list to be added to the FamilySearch Family Tree.

Note: Do not allow people to be selected if they are already in the FamilySearch Family Tree or if they are not related to someone in the Family Tree.

[   ] Add the selected people to the FamilySearch Family Tree as a Spouse, Parent, or Child.

[   ] Link each newly added FamilySearch Family Tree person with the partner app person by saving the FamilySearch Family Tree Person ID with the app person data.




Change Language
Feedback

Sending...

Feedback was sent.

Can't send feedback. Retry in 5 seconds.