Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ancestry's new relationship indicator

Just when Ol' Myrt here thought it was safe to step away from her computer, something new showed up for me at Ancestry.com's online family trees -- a new "VIEW RELATIONSHIP TO ME" button when viewing an individual on the screen. By clicking that new button, I received the following, which is easily copied/pasted into email when corresponding with a cousin, as indicated by my blue highlights below.  Of course, this all depends on my having entered the data accurately to begin with, but I digress.

Because I allowed the default "Show relationship on profile page" we have the  new sub-title for my Mary Ann Hoope highlighted in blue below:

Kewl beans.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


  1. I'm loving this new feature. I have the Family Tree Maker software, which I'm not a fan of. The relationship indicator is one of the reasons I use the software, so with this change it's one less reason for me to use the software.

  2. Dev, most genealogy programs provide a relationship calculator.

  3. Dear Myrt,

    Isn't East Goshen in Chester County, PA? There are Hoopes there and else where. Would really be interested in doing a little investigation on that line. My Uncle's mother was a Hoopes, but she was adopted in Philadelphia and have had issues tracking her down.


  4. Dev,

    Have you looked at Family Tree Maker Version 2011? There is a new feature there that is great. A two column chart showing the common ancestor between two people.


  5. You are so right, Russ -- it was corrected in my RootsMagic but not in my online tree at Ancestry.com.

  6. Thanks for this little Ancestry update alert! What a cool new feature. Now it will be simple to tell my cousin how we're related to all these distant relatives (she's always curious and thinks I know all the answers - maybe we won't tell her that Ancestry is just way smarter than me!!).