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Gavin Report 22 Mar 2013 09:47

I can't get my head around this new layout of the family tree I have taken stuff and put it onto my clip board but how do I transfer it to my tree can't see any button to use for the transfer of infomation. it only has details and copy under the name where is the transfer and paste button gone I need help.

Kind regards Jan :-(


InspectorGreenPen Report 22 Mar 2013 15:28

From 'FAQs'


The clipboard allows you to copy names from a tree you have access to and add them to your own.

When you're viewing a tree you have access, find the relation you want to copy. Click on the 'Copy' button and it will be added to your clipboard.

You need to create a relation in your tree first before you can add the details from the clipboard. Once you've created the relation, click on the clipboard icon in the top right hand corner of your tree page and click on the name of the person whose details you'd like to copy. You can then use some or all of the details from the clipboard for the new relation. You need to save any changes you make.

Please remember you must have permission when adding the names of living relations to your tree. Also, if copying names from someone else's tree we do suggest that out of politeness you ask that member's permission to do so first. At the moment it is only possible to copy a maximum of 20 names at a time.

When you view the transcription of a birth or a relative in the census you’ll see the option to add it to your clipboard. You can add the names to the clipboard and then you can go to your tree and paste the details to it. We don’t take all of the details, but you could simply copy and paste them and then add them to your tree in the Notes section for your relative. For example, you might like to add where they were living in each census and their occupation at the time.

If you want to empty the clipboard at any time, click on the 'Empty Clipboard' tab below the names on the clipboard.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Mar 2013 16:57

Several weeks ago, a number of people said they couldn't get it to work. That might still be the case!


John Report 19 Oct 2013 22:06

I still can't get it too work, and it's months later.


SylviaInCanada Report 20 Oct 2013 00:36

I, for one, am really extremely glad that it does not work!

I personally think that it is wrong to take information this way from someone else's tree.

It is one reason why i never open my tree to anyone.

If you contact me, and IF I am convinced after further exchange of information that you do indeed have a legitimate link to a part of my tree, then I will send you the relevant information in a pm or email.

But you will never get access to the whole tree.