How do I add a Family Group Tree to an existing family group?

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Turn on a Family Group Tree in an existing family group
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If you are an administrator of a family group, you can turn on a Family Group Tree for an existing group. The Family Group Tree allows group members to build and view the same tree of living family members and also see how they connect to their deceased ancestors in the public tree.

Important! Family Group Trees are designed for groups of users who are closely related to each other. Do not turn on this option for ward or stake groups.

This feature is not yet available in the iOS mobile app.

Steps (website)

  1. On, click your name.
  2. Select Family Groups.
  3. Click the family group.
  4. Click Edit Group.
  5. Click Allow this group to work together in a Family Group Tree.
  6. Read the agreement information, and click the two check boxes.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Select People.
  9. Click the checkbox in the tile of each person that you want to include in the Family Group Tree. Use the arrow keys to show siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles on the chart.
  10. Click Copy to Group.
  11. Click Continue to Pedigree.

All members of the family group will be sent a message that this new Family Group Tree is available. All of them will be able to see and edit the information about living people in this tree.

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