How do I tag people in stories and audio files?

Tagging identifies the people who are mentioned in your stories and audio files. Tags can also ensure that the story or audio files appears in Memories on that person's person page in Family Tree.

A person in Family Tree can be tagged in up to 1,000 memories. There is no limit to the number of people who can be tagged in any given Memory. 
 

Note: Any user can add a tag to a memory, regardless of who uploaded the memory.
                    

Steps (website)

  1. Sign in to FamilySearch.
  2. At the top of the page, click Memories, followed by Gallery.
  3. Click the book icon to see only your stories or the microphone icon to see only your audio files.
    • (Optional) To see only untagged stories or audio files, click the down arrow beside Arrange, and then click Not Tagged.
  4. Click the story or audio file that you want to tag.
  5. To the right of the story or audio file, click in the “Who is in this memory?” box.
  6. In the text box, enter the name of the person. As you type, names of your ancestors and relatives in Tree appear.
    1. If the correct name appears, click it. This automatically attaches this memory to the person in Tree.
    2. If the correct name does not appear, finish typing the name, scroll to the bottom of the list of names, and click Add New. This memory is not yet attached to Tree. If the person is in Tree, click Attach to Tree and find the person using his or her name or ID number.
  7. Repeat for everyone in the story or audio file.

 

Steps (Family Tree mobile app)

To tag a story or audio file using the Family Tree mobile app, the story or file must already be tagged to someone in Family Tree. You can use the app to add more tags to it.

  1. In the Family Tree mobile app, display the person page of a person who is already tagged in the memory.
  2. Tap Memories.
  3. Depending on your device, you can tap the book icon to see only your stories or the microphone icon to see only your audio files. Otherwise, these same icons are above every item to help you find specific types of memories.
  4. Tap the story or audio file to be tagged.
  5. Tap the icon that looks like a person with either a + or a number. All of the current tags appear, along with a list of relatives and ancestors.
    • Android: The icon is in the top right portion of the screen.
    • Apple iOS: The icon is in the bottom right portion of the screen.
  6. If the person is in the list, tap the name. This automatically attaches this memory to the person in Family Tree. If the person is not in the list, type the name, and tap Add New. This memory is not yet attached to Family Tree.
  7. Tap Done.

 

Steps (Memories mobile app)

  1. In the Memories mobile app, tap the story or audio to be tagged.
    • Depending on your device, you can tap the book icon to see only your stories or the microphone icon to see only your audio files. Otherwise, these same icons are above every item to help you find specific types of memories.
  2. Tap the icon that looks like a face with either a + or a number. All of the current tags appear, along with a list of relatives and ancestors.
    • Android: The icon is in the top right portion of the screen.
    • Apple iOS: The icon is in the bottom right portion of the screen.
  3. If the person is in the list, tap the name. This automatically attaches this memory to the person in Family Tree. If the person is not in the list, type the name, and tap Add New. This memory is not yet attached to Family Tree.
  4. Tap Done.

 

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite does not allow you to upload, view, or tag memories.
 

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