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Back to Me goes to wrong person OR how do i associate my account with a person on family tree

+2 votes

I created an account after viewing my family's tree. Unfortunately, the "Back to Me" link is going to the wrong person in the tree; it doesn't go back to me. I was never asked to assoicate my account with a name/person on that tree. How can I correct this?
asked Mar 1, 2016 by buckecho (180 points)

2 Answers

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It appears that I misunderstand the "Back to Me" feature. Instead, it goes to the Founder of the family tree that. For more context see posts in the forum with the tag "founder" http://answers.familyecho.com/tag/founder.

Am I correct in this understanding?
answered Mar 3, 2016 by buckecho (180 points)
+3 votes

When you create a tree, Family Echo assumes that the first person you enter is yourself.

If you want to change who you are on the tree, please execute the following steps carefully:

  • Click on yourself in the tree.
  • Click the 'Share' button in the top right.
  • Copy the long URL at the bottom of the left panel that appeared.
  • Paste this URL into a file and SAVE it somewhere safe.
  • Log out of your account.
  • Paste in the saved URL into your web browser.
  • Check that your tree comes up successfully with you selected and that you are logged out (there should be a 'Sign In' button in the top right.) If not, start again from the beginning.
  • Log back in to your account.
  • Go to the 'My Account' page.
  • Click 'Remove' by the appropriate family to unlink it from your account.
  • Paste the saved URL back into your browser again.
  • Your family should appear with you selected.
  • Click 'Remember this Family' in the top right.

That should be it!

answered Mar 8, 2016 by gidgreen (10,880 points) 1 flag
Thank you. This is very helpful, it was very annoying to be a dead guy from my past ;)
Excellent resolution! thanks
It's very nice to know this workaround. Bcz, it showing someone else as ME. Now this workaround is working.