Hints and Suggestions for Searching Family Trees at FamilyTreeNow.com
FamilyTreeNow.com has a weak or confusing search capability. Your best bet is to use a birth date and either the spouse or father for the "relative name" option when searching. Searching with a birth place or a death date can sometimes provide poor search results at FamilyTreeNow.com. It is not recommended when searching for family trees. The confusion comes from having a street/city/zip field and a birth country field for searching. It appears that the former is for current address searches. The latter birth country is of little use if, for example, you want to narrow searches down to states in the United States. If FamilyTreeNow.com cannot find an exact match, it will attempt to find a close match.
Ways to Search FamilyTreeNow.com Family Trees
- The Best Way to Search FamilyTreeNow.com Family Trees: Go to Your Active Family Tree Searches on this website for easier searching. At Your Active Family Tree Searches page, you need only to enter your ancestor data once to search all the websites. Your Active Family Tree Searches is a free service that creates the optimal searches for your ancestor data to help with researching your genealogy.
- Manually search FamilyTreeNow.com family trees yourself. This will open a new window so you can refer back to the search hints and suggestions above as well as the review below.
Review of FamilyTreeNow.com Family Trees
Updated on June 25, 2021
Highlights: You can interactively build your own public tree. As of this review, it is not possible to download your family tree. This limits your ability to use a download (usually a GEDCOM) on other family tree websites. The documentation for a fact about an ancestor is free on this website. It is, however, a transcription. You cannot view the original documentation. Also, see the limitations on searches mentioned in the Hints and Suggestions for Searching Family Trees section above.
For more features, see the table below.
See the definition of terms for any questions on the meaning of the entries in the table below.
|x||free family tree searches|
|paid family tree searches|
|x||free viewing of pedigrees|
|paid viewing of pedigrees|
|free downloads of pedigrees|
|paid downloads of pedigrees|
|x||any supporting documentation shown with the family tree|
|x||free viewing of supporting documentation|
|paid viewing of supporting documentation|
|contact information for family tree submitter|
|x||ability to share editing of your family tree with others||Multiple editors allowed.|
|ability to see all the trees or names submitted by a researcher|
|ability to restrict searches to updates since a specific time|
|searches with name of spouse|
|searches with names of parents|
|searches with names of children|
|searches by place of birth|
|searches by place of marriage|
|searches by place of death|
|x||searches by country|
|x||searches by state, province, or political subdivision|
|x||searches by date of birth|
|searches by date of marriage|
|searches by date of death|
|ability to specify date ranges for searching|
|x||searches by exact spelling of names|
|x||searches by similar sounding spellings of names|
|uploading of your family tree|
|x||interactive editing of the online version of your family tree|
|x||ability to delete the online version of your family tree|
|ability to keep your family tree private, should you prefer that|
|automatic suggestions for matches in other family trees or documents based on your family tree|
|Your DNA results can be attached to your family tree|
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Douglas K Barry
Barry & Associates, Inc.