What are all the different tasks lists in the Family Tree?

To help you discover and connect your family, FamilySearch provides various task lists, record hints, and other tips.

Find the list on the FamilySearch.org home page once you sign in.

Here are the key features:

  • Suggests tasks and gives information to help you start and extend your Family Tree.
  • As you enter more information about your family, the system identifies places in the first few generations of your tree where direct ancestors are missing.
  • Searches the historical records database and provides potential matching information about your ancestors. Carefully review to the information and determine if it is a match before you accept it as a match.
  • Record hints appear show with a blue icon.

Ancestors with Tasks (mobile app)

Ancestors with Tasks is a feature on the Family Tree mobile app. The list helps to find ancestors who have record hints. The system scans the people in Family Tree that you viewed recently. The list also finds tasks for your first five generations of ancestors and children. If you expanded part of your pedigree beyond 5 generations, the list includes these additional people.

On an Apple iOS device, tap Tasks at the bottom of the screen. On Android, tap the three lines in the top-left corner. Then tap Ancestors with Tasks. You can expand the list to include the parents, spouses, and children. Navigate to the mobile app's settings, and turn on Expand Ancestors with Tasks.

Descendants with Tasks (mobile app)

The Descendants task list is available only on the Family Tree mobile app. You can narrow your search to tasks within a certain family line. From a person page, tap the three dots in the top-left corner. To view a list of tasks for up to five generations of your relative's descendants, tap Descendants with Tasks.

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