We have created a process that allows you to save a record you find on Ancestry to your member tree. If you are searching for records from within your member tree, click the "continue" button or the "attach" link. This takes you to a page that shows you how the information from the record will be combined with the information in your member tree.
Note: You can also save records to you tree that you find from a general search, and not from within your tree.
If you want to edit the way the information above is copied into your member tree click the "View advanced options" link.
You can choose how to add each new item found on this record into your family tree as a "preferred" fact, as an "alternate" fact, as just a source, or you can choose not to do anything with the information from the record.
- Preferred Fact—this information will be displayed on your family tree and in charts you print
- Alternate Fact—usually a conflicting or slightly different version of the information that you wish to maintain for reference
- Add Source Only—the information is the same as what you already have in your tree and you wish to just add the source as supporting evidence
- Don't Merge—ignore the new information and keep what you already have in your tree
A source citation for the record will automatically be added to any information you choose to merge into your tree.