Ancestry's New Tree Edit History Feature and Tool Icons
As mentioned in Ancestry 2023 Updates: New Genealogy and DNA Tools and Features, one of the new Ancestry updates includes a tree edit history/recent changes feature/tool and some new family history and genealogy tools and features icons.
The tools and features icons are still in BETA mode, so I have been getting different tree view looks, going back and forth, over the past few weeks, and your look may be different than someone else’s.
Ancestry’s New Tools and Features Icons:
For their new Storymaker feature, which I briefly touched on in Ancestry 2023 Updates: New Genealogy and DNA Tools and Features and will be talking about in more detail soon, they have a new icon to help you get to it quicker in your family tree view, along with many other ways to get to it. Stay tuned!
They also have a new Activity icon in family tree view for their new tree edit history/recent changes feature/tool, that I also briefly touched on in Ancestry 2023 Updates: New Genealogy and DNA Tools and Features.
Ancestry’s New Tree Edit History/Recent Changes Feature:
Ancestry’s new tree edit history feature shows you all the recent changes you or any invited contributors or editors made to your tree and when they were made, with a new icon called Activity that takes you to those recent changes. This is a very useful tool that will help you keep track of changes anyone made or mistakes that were possibly made.
Click on "Activity" icon in top right panel, then click on "Recent Changes" in the dropdown box
Step #2 and #3:
View "Recent Changes", then click on "See Connected Changes" to take you to person and change
View connected change and person where change occured
Ancestry Icons/Toolbox in Family Tree View:
Ancestry’s Standard Version Icons/Toolbox:
Place #1: Left Side Panel
Ancestry’s BETA Version Icons/Toolbox:
Place #1: Left Side Panel
Many of these icons are redundant, but I’m sure they’ll work everything out soon. 😉
Stay tuned for more of Ancestry’s 2023 updates.
More Genealogy Resources:
Learn about more Ancestry features and other family history and genealogy resources under the Genealogy Resources category and on my dedicated Genealogy Resources page.
4/10/2023 02:20:34 pm
This will be helpful to clear up some of those pesky inaccuracy problems in Ancestry trees. Thanks for walking us through it.
4/15/2023 09:35:16 am
Thank you. Yes, for some! They also added a new tab to the "Activity" drop down this week, "Recent Viewers".
Marian Burk Wood
4/11/2023 04:19:02 am
I like the ability to view tree activity! Thank you for the very specific explanation and instructions.
4/15/2023 09:37:31 am
Thank you! I hope it will be useful to you. It will be very helpful to some! They also added a new tab to the "Activity" drop down this week, "Recent Viewers".
4/15/2023 09:39:15 am
Thank you; I hope you find it helpful! Yes, they have moved some things around. ;)
4/15/2023 10:20:55 am
I just heard about the new "Recent Viewers" feature. I had one view in the last week. That's really cool. I plan to remind myself to check once a week for new viewers. Thanks for the updates.
4/15/2023 10:37:10 am
Yes, it just came out a few days ago, added to the new "Activity" icon dropdown, along with the "Recent Changes" that was added just recently! Hope you find it useful! :)
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