The system has three levels of access: Moderators, Subscribers, and Browsers.
You are automatically assigned as the moderator of any record that you add or import yourself, giving you complete editing control over the contents of your records. Only moderators have editing access, and only you can add additional moderators to your records, should you choose to do so.
To add another researcher, click into edit your own line in the Access area, and then type part of their name or email address in the box. A list of matching researchers will appear.
As the moderator of a record, you will see subscribers if there are any, and you can click the subscriber and promote them to be a moderator -- perhaps you trust their work and want to give them access to edit common parts of your trees. If there is at least one other moderator, you may also relinquish your own moderator access.
If you added a moderator, you may also remove another researcher as a moderator -- click into their line on a person's record, and click the checkbox to remove them.
A moderator may also be added to multiple records in your data through the search results page, rather than one at a time.
Adopting a Record
If another researcher has tagged a record as being up for adoption, or if the original researcher is no longer online on the site, you can adopt it as your own. At the bottom of the page, click on "Show Moderators/Owners". A green Adopt button will appear next to the person's name, and clicking the button will add you as a moderator. Then you have full access to the record.
Giving a Record up for adoption
If there are parts of your branch you wish to give up for adoption, making it available for anyone else on the site to take over, edit your moderator record under "Access" and check "Put this record up for adoption", and optionally "Take me off as a moderator". If checked, when someone else adopts it, your moderator status will be removed.
A subscriber is some who has signed up and logged in with a website account, and has subscribed themselves to an individual record by clicking "subscribe me" on the Access section. Doing so gives the subscriber the choices of having their name and email address visible to the public on this contact's record, visible only to authenticated users of the website, and receiving email notifications when the record is updated.
Subscribers cannot edit the details of a record, but they can submit suggestions to the moderator.
The lowest level of access if for the general public browsing the site. Browsers cannot edit anything, or submit suggestions, but can submit posts to the discussion section for each person.
Clicking a name under the list of researchers brings up this person's profile page.