How do I follow or unfollow a person in Family Tree?

You can follow deceased people in Family Tree and see when another user changes the information.

  • You follow up to 4,000 people in Family Tree.
  • At any time, you can display a list of the people you are following. The list identifies all changes have been made to those people during the last 60 days.
  • You receive a weekly FamilySearch notification to alert you to these changes.
  • After you follow an ancestor, you can go to your following list and add labels to your ancestors.

Steps (website)

From Family Tree

  1. On a pedigree view, navigate to the person you want to follow.
  2. Click the person's name.
  3. Do either of the following:
    • On the card, click Follow (star icon).
    • Click Person. Next, in the header that contains the ancestor’s name and birth date, click Follow.
  4. To stop following a person, simply repeat steps 1 through 3, and click Following.

From the Following List

The Following list suggests close relatives for you to follow.

  1. In Family Tree, click Following.
  2. In the top-left corner above the table, click See List.
  3. Click Follow on the relatives you want to follow.
  4. To unfollow a person, follow these steps:
    1. Click the three vertical dots or People I Am Following.
    2. Find the person's name, and click Unfollow.

Steps (mobile app)

  1. Open the Family Tree mobile app.
  2. Navigate to the person page of the ancestor that you want to follow.
  3. In the top-right, tap the three dots.
    1. On an Apple iOS device, tap More.
  4. Tap Follow.
  5. To remove a person from your list, repeat steps 1–3, and click Following.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite lacks the Watch feature. Use either the FamilySearch.org website or the Family Tree mobile app.

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