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how to get permission to add a ancestor?

james michael green
asked this on September 9, 2011, 10:10 PM

I have tried several times to add a ancestor on my tree and it says I do not have permission. What kind of permission I do not know what they are talking about?


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Monica Cruz
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To add additional people to your Tree just click the yellow arrows on the nodes:

Top arrows add Father or Mother
Side arrows add Sister, Brother, Wife, or Husband
Bottom arrows add Son or Daughter

You may also add someone to your ‘Immediate Family’. To do so, select “Add Immediate Family” from the ‘more’ menu to add that person’s entire immediate family to your tree at one time. You can add multiple parents, siblings, spouses, and children along with details of each person from one simple step.

As you add them to the Tree make sure you add their email address and invite them so they can join the Tree.

December 9, 2011, 1:03 PM
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Monica - you have addressed Robert Lewson's question of Nov 21  in what is now marked as "Answer"  - but in no way addressed the original question, which is now marked as a result as "Answered" when it has not been answered at all!!

December 8, 2011, 10:15 PM
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Monica Cruz
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You may go here to grab the link to share your tree. Please keep in mind that this is a limited read-only view of your tree to share with family and friends outside of Geni and you may only go back up to 5 generations.

Privacy Information

Once you publish your tree, we can no longer guarantee the privacy of the data displayed. Consider the privacy of your family members when sharing your tree.
  • You choose where to display your shared tree.
  • Your shared tree cannot be edited by anyone.
  • Other branches of your tree are not accessible.
  • Only publicly viewable profile photos are shown.
  • Additional profile information is not shown.
  • Last names are not shown unless you choose to display them for deceased direct ancestors (starting with your grandparents).
  • Minors are not shown unless you choose to show your own children.
  • You can deactivate your shared tree at any time.
December 5, 2011, 1:05 PM
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Robert Lewsen

I am trying to share my tree with a possible relative, how do I do this?

November 21, 2011, 11:39 AM
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