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Documents are a great way to add census records, ship manifests, birth certificates, and more to your relative’s profiles. Just like photos and videos, you can add date and location information and tag documents to add them to related profiles.

Formats Supported: Supported file formats include PDF, or any image format, such as .jpg, .tiff, .gif, etc., with full support for multiple page documents.

Because documents are often associated with historical (public) profiles, documents are publicly viewable by default. If you upload a document for a close relative, you can make it private so that only your family can view it.

You may also Bookmark Documents using the star icon at the top of the page for future reference.

Photos to Documents

Many of you have previously uploaded documents as photos, so we’ve added a way to convert these to documents. Just select the photos you want to convert in your photo organizer and use the make document button. Keep in mind that there is no way to convert a document back to a photo, so make sure you select the right image!

Tagging Documents

You may tag any Document as you would a photo or video on the site. Select 'Edit' for the document and then 'People' just at the bottom of the page. Start typing a name and then you can save it. The tagged Document will then appear on that person's Profile page. You may also upload Documents directly from a Profile, this will automatically tag the Profile person whose profile you uploaded it to.

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