How do I restore a deleted relationship in Family Tree?

If an important relationship in your tree has been deleted, don't panic. It can easily be restored by using 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. For instructions on how to restore a deleted individual, see the articles linked below. Otherwise, continue with these steps.

Steps (website)

  1. While signed in to FamilySearch , 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 for restoring them.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Right now, Family Tree Lite does not provide an option for viewing or restoring deleted relationships.

Related articles 

How do I restore a deleted record or person in Family Tree?
How do I correct child relationships in Family Tree?
Where can I find recent changes in Family Tree?

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