Ancestry announces MyTreeTags

Add labels to people in your tree to highlight personal details or clarify your research status. Now you can add tags to people in your family tree to indicate whether your research on them is confirmed or verified, or to record personal details, like “never married.” You can also create your own custom tags to note that a person immigrated from Denmark, or worked as a blacksmith. You can even use filters as you search your tree to see everyone with the same tag.

Click here to see a PDF file of the entire announcement.


This will be a useful tool. Good genealogy practice is not to add information unless it is verified with historical records (not just other people’s trees) but sometimes I will add unverified information such as a mother’s maiden name just to see “what shakes out” in Ancestry hints now or in the future as more records are available. MyTreeTags will make it more clear where I have done this.


Did they ever bring back the feature where you can see all of your notes for the whole tree in one place? That would be far more helpful.


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