I have been a member of Ancestry.com for over 10 years. Until recently, I hadn’t added any of my information – although I’m not sure why.
I took the plunge last year and haphazardly uploaded a tree. I made my tree public, because my goal is to share the info that I have and to hopefully find fellow researchers. I chose to use the privacy settings to protect information on living individuals, which I think that most people do.
I have been happy so far with having the tree posted. I have connected with other researchers. I have added some more branches to my tree.
But I’m not satisfied.
One of the problems I’ve had is that every person that I didn’t have a death date for was listed as “Living”. Even people who had children that died in the early 1800’s.
Maybe I made a mistake in my upload. Did I accidentally click a wrong box?
Instead of doing something about it immediately, of course I let it sit and I added to it.
I would try uploading another tree, but I already have a ton of pictures and documents and sources connected to this one.
So, I’m at a standstill on what to do. Manually changing everyone in the tree from “living” to their actual name doesn’t sound very appealing. But neither does uploading a new tree and reattaching documents and pictures.
Any ideas? Is there a better way to solve my problem?
Should I just leave it as is and change a little at a time as I go along?
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Especially if you have a magically easy answer for me.