Deleting a Family Tree from Ancestry
It is a fact that some things or files are not just needed anymore in your daily life, and
you desire to delete them off your records for various reasons. Such reasons could
result from striking errors that can’t be corrected or a sentimental dislike for such files,
or maybe you don’t need them anymore. Whatever the reason, you want to get them
off your storage.
There is a similar scenario when using your Family Tree Maker 2019 (FTM 19) program,
especially when you desire to delete a family tree you have created or uploaded on
But why would you like to delete your family tree, which you have created over time?
Well, you must have a strong reason for that.
By the way, having decided to delete your Ancestry’s family tree, you might want to
consider the following consequences of doing so:
1. It will completely remove all individual persons and events from your account
and Ancestry itself.
2. Every media file such as photos, stories and attached records on Ancestry with
any link to your family tree will be permanently deleted except if such media
existed on your site way before you created your family tree.
Yet, the name of a deleted family tree continues to appear in search results and
anyone who clicks the tree name will only receive information that had the tree
Now, are you attempting to delete your Ancestry’s family tree, but you don’t know
You don’t have to worry because Ancestry Support has got you covered.
Below are simple and basic steps to delete Ancestry’s family tree without a fringe and
in a fraction of a minute. All you must do is patiently walk through it confidently. Let’s
walk, shall we?
How do I delete a Family Tree out of Ancestry?
Deleting an Ancestry’s family tree is no big deal. You can either erase a family tree you
created yourself or delete one shared with you and uploaded to Ancestry.
Here are the steps for deleting a family tree you created yourself with ease and
First, you must try to locate the TREES tab at the top left corner of the open workspace
and select which family tree you would love to delete from the list you have.
Having done that, proceed to locate and select the menu of tree names still at the top
left corner and select Tree Options from the drop-down menu.
Was that easy for you to accomplish? Good!!
So, what is the next action?
Just at the page’s bottom right corner, go ahead to Delete your tree by clicking the
link, accompanied by a warning message indicating the irreversibly of your actions.
So, It would be best to consider thinking about this before proceeding to this next step.
Now, what’s next?
Now that you have decided to proceed, you must be required to fill in your password
into the space provided – this probably serves as a security measure to affirm that you,
as the owner of the account, are initiating such a removal process.
Yet again, another warning message states that your action wants to prompt a
permanent deletion without any recovery.
With your password filled, you can now click the icon DELETE.
And there you have it!!!
But then, how do you delete a genealogy that was transferred to you?
First, you must locate the tab TREES, click it and proceed to from the drop-down
option, choose to Create & Manage Trees.
With that done, you must TREES YOU SHARED WITH ME, which you will find towards
the right side of the page.
Proceed to remove the link from the list located on the right side of the tree. You are
trying to remove and click OK permanently.
We hope this article has helped with relevant insight.
But if you are still in need of more clarifications, no worries.
Use the Contact us tab to reach out to us directly, and our team will guide you every
step of the way with absolute simplicity.