What do I do with record hints in Family Tree that aren't a match?

Record hints point you to historical records that potentially refer to a person in your family tree. At times, you see hints that do not apply to your family.

If you find a record hint that does not apply to anyone in your tree, dismiss the hint so that no one attaches it by mistake.

Do not dismiss the record hint if you attached a similar record hint. Attach it instead. If you dismiss duplicate record hints, the hinting system is less reliable in finding record hints in the future about a person.

Steps (website)

  1. Click the record hint. A summary box appears with details about the record hint.
  2. Click Review and Attach.
  3. For each person, click the down arrow that appears between the record and the Family Tree sides. Compare the names, dates, relationships, and locations.
  4. If the record is about a different person, click Not a Match.
  5. Enter an explanation of why the record is not a match.
  6. Click Save.
  7. If the hint still appears for the person, refresh the browser page.

Steps (mobile app)

  1. Tap the record hint. A summary box appears with details about the record hint.
  2. Tap the record hint.
  3. Tap Review and Attach.
  4. Compare the names, dates, relationships, and locations on both sides of the record.
  5. If the record is about a different person, click Not a Match.
  6. Explain why the record is not a match.
  7. Tap Save.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite does not have record hints.

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