What is a floating tree? Why should you create a floating tree? In this episode I’ll show you how to create a floating tree on Ancestry and how it can help you with your family history research.

A floating tree is simply an unlinked tree within your tree.  It’s primary purpose is to trace other clans that somehow are associated with your ancestors.  

A floating tree stands alone and is not linked to anyone in your primary tree but is contained in the same file name as the tree you are working on, eliminating the need to have multiple trees.  This is great for your F.A.N. Club Research! That’s another episode.

There is a handout for this episode available for the Information Access level Channel Members. It shows you step by step instructions on how to create a floating tree.  If you’re not a Genealogy TV Channel Member, you can go here and click the join button.