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1 or 2 Trees??
« on: Thursday 02 February 17 09:45 GMT (UK) »
I have been working on my adopted family tree but would like to add my birth  mothers family to it. Is this possible or do I need to start a second tree. Does not appear so easy in Ancestry. Many thanks.

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Re: 1 or 2 Trees??
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 February 17 11:23 GMT (UK) »
Personally I would start a new tree. I have a similar situation in my family and decided to make a separate tree for my kids and grandchildren as I felt it would be easier for them to understand the relationships that way.

On Ancestry this is what you do -

1. Click on "trees" top left
2. Scroll down to "create and manage trees"
3. At the bottom you will see the option to "create a new tree" click on this
4. Add a new person - decide who this will be - perhaps yourself or your birth mother"

Good Luck

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Dickson, County Down & Dundee
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Patrick, Fife
Easson, Fife
Leslie, Fife
Paterson, Fife

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Re: 1 or 2 Trees??
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 February 17 11:25 GMT (UK) »
You certainly can add a 2nd mother and/or father ;D

Then, in the profile, click on "Edit" and "Edit Relationships" (Top right).

Against each father and mother, you have a drop-down box, where you can select:
Biological
Adopted
Step
Foster
Related
Guardian
Private
Unknown
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Re: 1 or 2 Trees??
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 02 February 17 12:14 GMT (UK) »
As I work back through the generations I start a new tree for every female direct ancestor.  I find this is the only way of keeping my trees neat and tidy.
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Re: 1 or 2 Trees??
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 February 17 13:34 GMT (UK) »
Never thought of doing it that way behindthefrogs but it sounds good. Must try that.

The problem, at least for me, is that as my tree grows it gets more difficult to explain relationships to the present generation. Especially my 14 year old grandson who wants to know who I have found recently and how they are related to him. Your idea would make that a lot easier for me and him.

Thanks

Dorrie

Small, County Antrim & Dundee
Dickson, County Down & Dundee
Madden, County Westmeath
Patrick, Fife
Easson, Fife
Leslie, Fife
Paterson, Fife

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Re: 1 or 2 Trees??
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 February 17 17:31 GMT (UK) »
I've found it helpful to create different trees when complex relationships made it too difficult to handle - and I also did a tree when an adoption entered the family, as I'd a feeling that the child was probably really related biologically to the adoptive father or one of his sons.
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