How do I restore a deleted relationship in Family Tree?

If an important relationship in your tree was deleted, don't panic. You can restore it from the Latest Changes list.

Before you start, be aware that you cannot restore a relationship if one of the individuals in the relationship was deleted either manually or through a merge. First restore the deleted individual, and then restore any deleted relationships. Otherwise, continue with these steps.

Steps (website)


  1. Sign in to FamilySearch and navigate to the Person page of the individual whose relationship you want to restore.
  2. If you do not see Vitals near the top of the page, click the Details tab.
  3. Scroll down to find Latest Changes on the right side of the screen.
  4. Click Show all. A list of changes appears, with the most recent changes at the top.
  5. Locate the entry for the deleted relationship. (In the Information column, look for the words "Parent-Child Relationship Deleted" or "Couple Relationship Deleted.")
  6. Review available information about the deletion.
    • To see more details, click Show Relationship.
    • To view the contributor's explanation, click Reference.
  7. Click Restore Relationship.
  8. Explain why, and then click Restore.


Steps (mobile app)

Currently, the Family Tree mobile app allows you to view deleted relationships, but it does not include an option to restore them.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Right now, Family Tree Lite does not provide an option to view or restore deleted relationships.

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