How do I add a spouse or partner in Family Tree?

You can add one or more spouses directly from your relative or ancestor's page.

Steps (website)

  1. Sign in to  FamilySearch , then click Family Tree.
  2. Navigate to the Person page of the individual whose spouse you want to add.
  3. If you do not see Vitals near the top of the page, click Details.
  4. Scroll down to the Family Members section.
  5. Under Spouses and Children, click Add Spouse.
  6. Enter information about the spouse, and click Next, which is available after you click Deceased. (If you know the ID of the spouse, click By ID Number.)
    • The Additional Find Option is an optional additional search format. You can search for the spouse with their parents, or, if applicable, previous spouses. This additional information can make it easier to find a match within Family Tree.
  7. If Family Tree found people who match your search, it lists them. Indicate whether you need to add a matching person or create a new one:
    • If the person is already in Family Tree, click Add Match.
    • If the person is not already in Family Tree, click Create Person.
    • To adjust your search, click Refine Search.

Steps (mobile app)

  1. In the Family Tree mobile app, navigate to the Person page of the individual whose spouse you want to add.
  2. Tap the Spouses tab.
  3. Tap Add Spouse.
  4. Enter information about the spouse, and tap Continue. (If you know the ID of the spouse, tap Add by ID or Find by ID.)
  5. Review  the search results. If you find the right spouse, tap Add Match.
  6. If you do not see the person in the search results, tap No Match
  7. Review your entry and tap Add or Add This Person to create a new record.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

  1. Sign in to Family Tree Lite, then navigate to the Person page of the individual whose spouse you want to add.
  2. Click View Family.
  3. Under Spouses and Children, click Add Spouse or Add Another Spouse.
  4. Enter information about the spouse, and click Next. (If you know the ID of the spouse, click Find By ID Number.)
  5. Review the search results. If you find the right spouse, click Add Person.
  6. If you do not see the person in the search results, click Create Person.

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