How to Use Family Photoloom
with New FamilySearch|
Family Photoloom is paving the way for a new generation of
"image-enriched genealogy." Purposefully designed for family historians,
Family Photoloom is the easiest, most effective way to organize your
images and other data around your genealogy.
With Family Photoloom, you can:
Family Photoloom makes it simple, fast, and fun to bring your photos and family history together.
There is no software to install or upgrade - Family Photoloom runs
directly from your browser.
- Link pictures to your family history
- Tag faces & source documents
- Import New FamilySearch data
- Create Heirloom-quality charts
- Cross-Index Family Relationships
- Archive & share images over the Internet
Watch our New FamilySearch Quick-start video.
Register for your FREE Family
Photoloom account now:
here or in the dropdown menu above under "Start".
2. Enter the information requested.
3. Press the Create Account
New to Family Photoloom? Click here to learn more about
how it works.
To get use New FamilySearch with
Family Photoloom, you must be both a Family Photoloom Member and a
registered New FamilySearch user.
ADDING RECORDS FROM NEW FAMILYSEARCH
Step 1: Authenticate with New FamilySearch
After logging into your Family Photoloom account, click the “New FamilySearch | Sign In”
button that appears at the top of the screen. New FamilySearch will open a new browser window, allowing you to authenticate with New
FamilySearch. If this window does not appear, check your browser’s
pop-up blocker settings.
Enter your New FamilySearch Username and
Password. Note that Family Photoloom only receives a temporary
authentication for your account. We never see or store your New
NOTE: For quick re-authentication
later, you may want to let your browser remember your password for
later. Your browser will then auto-fill these fields the next time you
visit this page. This is not recommended for public computers, such as
in a Library, but is very convenient for your own personal computer.
By creating portraits you are identifying where people and things are
within your picture collection. You can identify this person or object
in other pictures by dragging the record onto other pictures.
Import information from New FamilySearch. Notice that a small
Blue FamilySearch Tree icon appears next to the owner’s picture in the
left side “Records” list. This indicates that a New FamilySearch ID
has been associated with this record.
Click on the Blue Tree icon
to import the immediate family for this individual from New
The main view will change to the “Relationships View,”
and you will see the individuals and
relationships that were imported
from New FamilySearch.
To import additional family members,
simply click on the Blue Tree button to import additional immediate
family from New FamilySearch.
LINKING PICTURES & PORTRAITS WITH
NEW FAMILYSEARCH ID’S
You can switch back and forth between the
“Relationships” View and the “Pictures” view by clicking the tab in the
upper right corner of the main view screen. Once a record is created, it
can be dragged onto a group picture to create a portrait. (See the
screenshot above.) You can create
an unlimited number of portraits.
To tag a face in a picture,
click and drag the record over the face of the person in the picture.
After a portrait is created, its location and size can be adjusted by
clicking and dragging the portrait or its edges or corners.
Pretty soon you’ll have something looking like this:
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