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Going Beyond Birth and Death Dates in Family Tree


As you search through historical records, it can be easy to focus mostly on vital information, such as dates, locations, and relationships. While these are important parts of an ancestor’s story, records may hold other rich details as well. Is there a place on FamilySearch.org to record these details so they don’t stay hidden in an attached source? Absolutely!

When working on an ancestor’s profile in Family Tree, you can add events and facts to both individuals and relationships to help fellow FamilySearch users understand more about your shared ancestors. 

The "Other Information" section for each of your ancestors has a place to add many fun and important details, such as occupation, title of nobility, and military service. To find this section, navigate to your ancestor’s profile