Many of you have used We’re Related to connect with your family members on Facebook, to upload photos, to share news, and to give gifts. One feature you may not have used is the We’re Related Tree. The We’re Related Tree allows you to easily input put in your pedigree chart onto the We’re Related application.
Here’s how you add your chart: First, go to the We’re Related application on Facebook.com. Next, simply click on the Tree button. Once you click on this button, you should see a pedigree chart with your picture as the starting point. Next begin to add information, starting with your father and mother. To add information, click on the title where you would like to add information. For example, if you would like to list the name of your mother, you would click on Add Mother. Once you click on this link, you will be prompted to input information including first name, last name, birth date, birth place, death date, death place, and email address. There is also a feature to “Link this individual to one of my Facebook friends“.
Once you have added all of the information, click on the Add Mother button (Depending on the information you are adding, the caption on this button will vary.). If you don’t know all of the information, just include what you do know. If you need to edit the information you have added, click on the edit button in the top, right-hand corner of the box that lists the individual whose information you would like to edit.
Next, click on the Tree Permissions button. This feature allows you to choose relatives and friends whom you would like to be able to view your tree. You can also see a list of your friends on Facebook and select the names of individuals whose tree you would like to view. If you select a friend or family member, a request will be sent to this individual. Once he or she confirms that you can view their tree, you will be able to access it.
We’re Related formerly offered a feature to upload GEDCOMs. Within the next week, this feature will be working again, making it that much easier to upload your family tree information and share it with your family on Facebook.