How to Use the Family Tree Analyzer to Identify Errors on Your Family Tree?

This blog will provide you all the information about the Family Tree Analyzer. You have just got to read through, and you will be all set and ready.


The Family Tree Analyzer is a free service that allows the users to upload a GEDCOM file. And also helps in checking the Family Tree errors, duplicate facts, and gaps that are done on the research. The FT Analyzer software is very easy to download on the PC. A GEDCOM file takes less than to finish uploading.

Features that can be accessed in Family Tree Analyzer:

  • Surnames
  • Locations
  • Errors and fixes
  • Census
  • Facts

Upload also provides the users with a summary that has the number of ancestors on the tree as well as the blood relations. The errors that are rectified in the individual of a tree are the dates, along with a reference to that particular person on the tree and to which these relate to.

About the Errors and Fixes in the FT Analyzer:

Once you begin exploring for the errors/fixes from its section. the most possible errors will be shown as a cross (definite error) or with a question (possible error). Here you have the option for disregarding a particular type of error.You can choose to ask the system to just ignore the errors. such as, the birth before a mother was aged thirteen. Or the birth that is more than nine months after the father’s death. There are other errors too. such as ‘couples with the surname’ that indicates, you have not yet found a maiden name for them and they have been listed with their married name at current.

Tip: the best way you can choose to avoid such errors; is to remember to follow up the branches of the tree.

Facts about FT Analyzer:

You will find that the surnames and the locations in the section of the tree are self-explanatory. However, it does provide a very good overview of the same as well as you can export the data e.g. you can export the data onto an excel spreadsheet if you want to explore it later on.

Then you have the census which allows you to explore the ancestors that you have found on the census and all that is known about the same, along with the flagging up of the ancestors that you have not yet located on one or maybe all the censuses. You also have the option to for ignoring the ancestors beyond a certain age, or you can just select a particular census.

Now have a look at the image below;

  • Dark red color indicates that the person is known to have been alive as to when the census had been taken.
  • Whereas the paler red color indicates that the person may have been alive.

FT Research Suggestions:

Census suggestions demonstrate that there are many ancestors for whom you may not have recorded any census information for them. And the coloring system will show you that the ancestor was alive at the time of each census. Now if you want to you can just give a click to go through to search on the FamilySearch database, this where the missing information is found.

The summary suggestions of the birth, marriage, and death report include the following;

  • A person of marriageable age that has no spouse record
  • A person without a partner is recorded who has children
  • The relationship between each person to you as the ‘root’
  • People with that have an ‘open-ended’ date e.g. just reads ‘before the xx’ or ‘after the xx’

So, the above information is relevant to guide you with the FT Analyzer. Nevertheless, for any further query feel free to contact the technicians at Family Tree Maker Support Number. Then you can get right technician to help you.

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