Frequently asked questions
|User Registration, logging in, and viewing living people|
|Tips for using and navigating the site|
|File name conventions|
To register, go to the login area at the top right of the home page and click the "Create new user account" link.
After submitting your registration information you will receive an email with a confirmation link.
After confirming your registration by clicking the link in the email, the administrator will be notified your account is pending activation.
You will receive a welcome email when the account is activated.
A logged in user can view living people close to you in the tree (approximately 6 steps removed). If you have a need to see living people farther removed, please contact the site administrator.
When you are not logged in and go to www.myfamilytreesite.com you enter the site at the Home Page.
File name conventions to be used when uploading files to the site
If a document is transcribed and not a copy of the original append “-transcribed” to the end of the file name
photos of people: photo-<name or names><short description>
census document: census-<year>-<census names>
ie: census-1920-ruggeri-john angelina joseph
census-1930-anthony giannone family--sam pino family-transcribed
death certificate: death-<year>-<name>
photo of headstone: headstone-<year>-<name>
marriage certificate: <marriage>-<year>-<names>
naturalization document: naturalization-<year>-<name>
ship manifest: ship manifest-<year>-<name or names>
military: military-<year>-<name><type of document>
ie: military-1942-frank cozzoli wwii draft registration
legal document: legal-<year>-<name><type of document>
ie: legal-1938-broom vs broom lawsuit
Place names are ordered from smallest place to largest place separated by commas.
ie: Drexel Hill, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Always add the CO to a county name.