To add a new record for an unconnected person, go to the Actions menu, "Add Unconnected Person".
To add a new record for someone who is a parent, spouse, or child of an existing record:
- If the related person is someone that you added, or for whom another researcher assigned you as a moderator, then go to Actions, to "Add New Child", "Add New Wife (or Husband) ", or "Add New Wife's (or Husband's) Parent".
- If the related person is part of another researcher's branch, and you want to add new relatives, then you first add your new person as an unconnected person. Then once the person's record is saved, go to link an existing parent, spouse, or child in the Actions menu. This brings up a list of search results, where you would change the "Branch" choice to someone else's branch, or "All", and find the person to link to.
This setup where you add your record first and then link to the relative is to try to provide a little more stability and security -- so that you can't just go to any record that someone else posts and add onto it directly. Instead you start with information you have already entered, and link out to other records from there. For any records that you do add yourself, you can add children, parents, and spouses directly from there.
See the Permissions
page for more information on the security setup.
See the Editing
page for more information on the data entry.