How do I correct Other Information in Family Tree?

Sometimes, the Other Information section in Family Tree contains inaccurate, duplicate, or unhelpful information. You can correct or delete this information as needed.

Correct information when you can. Delete information that it is wrong, duplicate, or unhelpful. Some examples of information to delete are below:

  • Inaccurate information that you cannot correct. 
  • Duplicate copies of an alternate name, event, or fact.
  • Minor spelling variations of a name.
  • The Stillborn event if a child was born alive and died a short time after birth.

Steps (website)

  1. Navigate to the Person page of the individual.
  2. Click the Details tab. 
  3. Scroll to the Other Information section.
  4. Click Edit  by the information you need to correct or delete, which may include common information such as:
    • Alternate Name
    • Residence
    • Military Service
    • Immigration
    • Occupation
  5. If you need to correct the information, follow these steps:
    1. Enter the correct information.
    2. Enter how you know that the information you just entered is correct.
    3. Click Save.
    4. If possible, attach sources that provide evidence for the change you made.
  6. If you need to delete the information, follow these steps:
    1. Click Delete.
    2. Enter the reason you are deleting the information. 
    3. Click Delete [event type].

If this does not work
Sometimes, when you try to delete a Stillborn event, the Delete option is not available. To fix this problem, first edit the Stillborn event. Then repeat the process. The Delete option shows, and you can delete it.

Steps (mobile app)

  1. Navigate to the Person page of the individual.
  2. Tap the Details tab.
  3. Scroll to the Other Information section.
  4. If you need to correct information, follow these steps:
    1. Tap the event you want to correct.
    2. Tap Edit.
    3. Enter the correct information.
    4. Enter how you know that the information you just entered is correct.
    5. Click Save.
    6. If possible, attach sources that provide evidence for the change you made.
  5. If you need to delete the information, follow these steps:
    1. Tap the event. 
    2. Tap Delete [Event Type].
    3. Enter the reason you are deleting the information. 
    4. Tap Delete.

If this does not work
Sometimes, when you try to delete a Stillborn event, the Delete option is not available. To fix this problem, first edit the Stillborn event. Then repeat the process. The Delete option shows, and you can delete it.
 

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

In Family Tree Lite, you can only edit vital information. The Other Information section is not available.
 

How do I change vital information in Family Tree?
How do I attach source from Source Box?
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