How to Beef Up Your Ancestry.com Profile

Just like your ancestors’ lives, your life is a lot more than just names and dates. To get a better picture of you, or your ancestor's life, you need to include details about important events such as marriages, buying a house, starting a new job, moving to a new town, and so on. To add some facts, try the following:

1

If your family tree isn't onscreen, place the mouse cursor over the Family Trees button at the top of the Ancestry.com home page.

A secondary menu drops down showing the family tree you created. Click the family tree name to display your family tree.

Your family tree is displayed with the Pedigree view.

2

Place the mouse cursor over the name of a person on your family tree.

A pop-over box appears with more information about the person on your family tree.

3

Select View Profile.

Several tabs are available on the Profile screen: Overview, Facts and Sources, Media Gallery, Comments, Hints, and Member Connect. As you might expect, the Overview tab, shows a summary of the information contained within the other sections.

4

Click the Facts and Sources tab.

The new page contains some basic facts that you already entered, such as gender, birth, and death.

5

Click the Add a Fact button on the right side of the green menu bar.

The Add a New Fact or Event page appears.

6

Click the Add a New Fact or Event drop-down box and select an event.

One or more fields appear on the page depending on the event that you selected.

7

Fill out the fields and click Submit.

The information that you entered now appears on the Facts and Sources tab.

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