The Family Finder – Linked Relationships page is where you can view the known relationships of your Family Finder matches who have been linked on your Family Tree. Your known relationships are those that have been confirmed using traditional genealogical records (birth, marriage, and death certificates, census records, wills, etc.).

Tabs

The Family Finder – Linked Relationships page contains the following tabs. To see more information about a tab, click the corresponding blueplus.  

Match Suggested Relationships

This tab displays your matches who, via our previous Known Relationships method, have suggested a known relationship with you; however, you have not linked them on your Family Tree. Once you link a suggested relationship match on your tree, the match will automatically be removed from this tab and added to the Linked Relationships tab.

Note: Formerly titled Pending Relationships, this tab is only displayed if you have unconfirmed known relationships that were suggested by means of our previous Known Relationships method. Once all matches from this tab have been linked on your tree,  the Match Suggested Relationship tab will no longer be displayed.

Match Suggested Relationships Tab

Features

This tab contains the following features:

Match Date – This column displays the date on which you and your genetic relative were matched in the Family Tree DNA database. Click on the column header to sort matches by match date.

Status – This column displays the relationship suggested by your match. Click on the column header to sort matches by alphabetical order.

Character Card – Provides an overview of your match’s information. The character card includes the following:

  • Match’s picture if he or she has an uploaded image.
  • Match’s name. You can click on a match’s name to view their profile.
  •  – If you have an email program set up on your computer (e.g. Outlook), you can click this icon to send an email. You can also hover your cursor over the Email Icon to display your match’s email in the lower left corner of the page. Your match’s email address is also displayed on their profile. You can click on a match’s name to view their profile.
  •  – Click to add a note, or click to view a note that you have entered previously about this match.
  •  – Click to view your match’s Family Tree. A green icon indicates that the match has a Family Tree. A gray icon indicates the match does not have a Family Tree available.
  • Link here – Click to link the match to your Family Tree.
Linked Relationships

This tab displays matches who you have confirmed as a known relation by linking them on your Family Tree.

Linked Relationships Tab

Features

This tab contains the following features:

Match Date – This column displays the date on which you and your genetic relative were matched in the Family Tree DNA database. Click on the column header to sort matches by match date.

Status – This column displays your match’s relationship to you. Click on the column header to sort statuses by alphabetical order.

Character Card – Provides an overview of your match’s information. The character card includes the following:

  • Match’s picture if he or she has an uploaded image.
  • Match’s name. You can click on a match’s name to view their profile.
  •  – If you have an email program set up on your computer (e.g. Outlook), you can click this icon to send an email. You can also hover your cursor over the Email Icon to display your match’s email in the lower left corner of the page. Your match’s email address is also displayed on their profile. You can click on a match’s name to view their profile.
  •  – Click to add a note, or click to view a note that you have entered previously about this match.
  •  – Click to view your match’s Family Tree. A green icon indicates that the match has a Family Tree. A gray icon indicates the match does not have a Family Tree available.
My Previously Sent Requests

This tab displays matches to whom you have suggested a known relationship, via our previous Known Relationships method, but the matches did not confirm your relationship request. You can now link these matches to your Family Tree without obtaining their confirmation. Once you link one of these matches on your tree, the match will automatically be transferred from this tab to the Linked Relationships tab.
Note: Formerly titled Sent Requests, this tab is only displayed if you have unconfirmed known relationships that were suggested by means of our previous Known Relationships method. Once all matches from this tab have been linked on your tree,  the My Previously Sent Requests tab will no longer be displayed.

Features

This tab contains the following features:

Match Date – This column displays the date on which you and your genetic relative were matched in the Family Tree DNA database. Click on the column header to sort matches by match date.

Status – This column displays the relationship you suggested to your match.

Character Card – Provides an overview of your match’s information. The character card includes the following:

  • Match’s picture if he or she has an uploaded image.
  • Match’s name. You can click on a match’s name to view their profile.
  •  – If you have an email program set up on your computer (e.g. Outlook), you can click this icon to send an email. You can also hover your cursor over the Email Icon to display your match’s email in the lower left corner of the page. Your match’s email address is also displayed on their profile. You can click on a match’s name to view their profile.
  •  – Click to add a note, or click to view a note that you have entered previously about this match.
  •  – Click to view your match’s Family Tree. A green icon indicates that the match has a Family Tree. A gray icon indicates the match does not have a Family Tree available.
  • Link here – Click to link the match to your Family Tree.

Important: If you do not have Suggested Relationships or Sent Requests relating to our previous Known Relationships method, the Linked Relationships tab will be the only tab displayed on this page. The Match Suggested Relationships and My Previously Sent Requests tabs are designed to assist in the transition between the previous Known Relationships method and our current Linked Relationships method. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add a linked Relationship for Family Finder?

To add one of your matches as a linked relationship just link them to your tree. This will add the linked relationship indication on your Family Finder- Matches and Linked Relationships pages.

For more information visit our Family Tree article.

How do I change a known relationships in Family Finder?

To change a known relationship just unlink the incorrect node and link it at the correct location on your tree. This will change the linked relationship indication on the Family Finder- Matches page.

For more information visit our Family Tree article. 

How do I delete a known relationships in Family Finder?

To delete a known relationship just unlink the incorrect node on your tree. This will remove the linked relationship indication on the Family Finder- Matches page.

For more information visit our Family Tree article.