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RE: Multiple Tree options

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TootyFruity Report 4 Jun 2011 10:53

Would it be possible to have a multiple tree option.

I split my tree into maternal and paternal branches and so need multiple accounts to accommodate my research options. I also research my friends tree for her and again have yet another account for her. This doesn't even take into account my OH's family. All in all it is fair to say I have quite a few GR accounts and it does get confusing. Talk about split personalities:-D

At the moment I have my current tree of interest on this account but regularly sign in using different email addresses to the other accounts to check for contacts which to be quite frank is a pain. I have a file on my pc with the log in for each account and each email which have been set up just to deal with my GR accounts. So for me a multiple tree option would be fantastic. There will be no more explanations at to me being TootyFruity as well as being Bernie, Babs etc... and that I will open this tree under that account but could you please give me access to yours as TootyFruity. I'm sure some people think I'm mad, but then again they could be right lol.

So in summary, can we please have multiple tree options


InspectorGreenPen Report 4 Jun 2011 18:46

From a commercial point of view I suspect GR would have to ask the question as to how many members would actually use this? I suspect it would be very few, 1% at most? perhaps?

On a personal note I did once try managing a number of trees some years back, but no more, it was just too much of a pain to keep track of what was what and where.


TootyFruity Report 4 Jun 2011 19:10

I have multiple trees on Ancestry and have not encountered any problems managing them.

It is only difficult on this site because I have to keep logging in to access the different trees


JaneyCanuck Report 4 Jun 2011 23:57

TF -- tip for that -- log in under the account you use for the spare tree through a different portal.

If you ordinarily use the site, log in through .za, for instance, with the free account (I assume) you use for the extra tree. You can do that in a different window/tab and it won't affect your use of your regular account.

Pre-emptively, I don't see this as using multiple log-ins as prohibited in the T&Cs, since that presumably applies to the use of the boards, and a free account can't do that (or initiate contacts).

Since you already have the spare account for the other tree, logging in concurrently through different portals is no different at all from logging out of one and logging back in to the other.


TootyFruity Report 5 Jun 2011 00:16

I actually have three other account all free cos I'm stingy and will only pay one sub :-D

That's a good idea Janey, I'll give it a go but would prefer just the one account with the multiple trees though it would be so much easier to manage.

I wouldn't like to guess to what proportion of the membership would like multiple trees but it must be popular otherwise ancestry wouldn't have it.


JaneyCanuck Report 5 Jun 2011 00:34

Just another of those workarounds I manage to find. ;-)

But I understand you'd rather have them all in one account, if only to have only the one set of contacts and PMs.