How To Add Siblings on Ancestry Family Tree

Add Siblings on Ancestry Family Tree

In this blog, we will tell you how to add siblings on ancestry?. and also you will learn how to add stepparents to a tree? You only have to read this blog carefully and if you still have any problem with your tree or facing any issues then you can contact us.

How Do I Add Half-siblings On Ancestry?

You cannot add half-sibling relation to an Ancestry tree until you create their common parent. When you do have the details of the siblings, but you do not know anything about their parents.

In the situation where you have two siblings incorrectly assigned to their parents on your Ancestry tree and you want to fix this.

Add Full And Half Siblings To A Tree On Ancestry

  • On the tree, siblings are related because of the relationship with their parents, they are attached to each other in a tree. One of the parents should be added to the tree before siblings can be added.
  • You must add the parents to the tree before you add the siblings. Sometimes, when you do not know the name of the parents, you can add them as “Unknown.” Then you can add a child to that unknown parent.
  • First, click on the parent of the person you are going to add. For the full sibling, the person should be a parent and for the half-sibling, the person should be a shared parent.
  • Click on Tools then Add relative then click on Child.
  • At the bottom, go to the Parents section, select the correct set of parents for the person.
  • Enter the rest of the information for your sibling and then click on Save.

Also, Read: How To Find Missing Family Trees on Ancestry?

Adding Stepsiblings And Stepparents To A Tree

  • To add a stepsibling to a tree you have to add the stepparent first, then you can add their child.
  • Click the family view button. If you can already view the tree in family view, you will not be able to change anything on the tree.
  • In your family tree, you must click on the parent who is married to a stepparent. For example, if Linda’s mother is married to Linda’s stepdad, click on Linda’s mother.
  • You must click on Tools and then Add relative and then click on Spouse.
  • You will find the option at the bottom of the screen; you must uncheck (Include these individuals as children of this spouse). You can skip this step if the option does not appear.
  • Now, you can add the stepparent’s vitals and click Save.
  • In your family tree, click on the stepparent you just added.
  • Click on Tools and then click on Add relative and then click on Child.
  • At the bottom click in the Parents section and then select the option that includes Unknown Mother / Father.
  • You must enter the rest of the information about your stepsibling and click Save.

Correcting A Full Or Half-Sibling Error

You can correct the full or half-siblings if they mistakenly appear on the tree. To fix it you can add them to their attached parents.

  • In your tree, you can click on someone who incorrectly appears to be a full or half-sibling you can correct that information.
  • You must click on Profile.
  • Then click on Edit and then click on Edit relationships.
  • You can list them as half-siblings by clicking on the X next to the parent they do not share with their half-sibling. You can then click on Remove. They should appear as a half-sibling.
  • To list them as full siblings, you can click on Add father or Add mother for the missing information. You can type the name of their second parent, select that parent from the dropdown list, and click Save.
  • You might have entered the relationship from the DNA report, then you might not know whether the common parent is maternal or paternal. In such situations, you can choose Add Father or Add Mother.
  • You can go to the options to edit the gender to Unknown.

Add siblings on ancestry using on a Computer

To add siblings to a person’s profile on using a computer, you can follow these steps

Log in to

  • You have to, first of all, log in into Also, if you haven’t signed into your account yet then in such case, you need to go ahead to sign in the link mentioned at the top right corner of the page for doing the respective process.

Click on Trees Button 

  • Go to the trees mentioned in the menu at the top of the page. After doing so, a list of family trees will get expanded.

Enter Edit Mode

  • You have to then move ahead to the tree that you are willing to edit. By doing so, the family tree will come into its default view.

Go to Existing Siblings 

  • You need to then go to the existing sibling. For that, you need to go to the name of the respective person and then it will open a white pop-up that will contain some options:
  • For searching for someone, you need to go ahead to find the person mentioned at the top right corner. You need to just write down the first or last name person that you are looking for and then go to the magnifying glass icon instantly.

Navigate to the Desired Profile

  • You can also navigate the tree by simply going in any direction you want. You have to just use the + option that you will near the top-left corner of the respective tree for zooming in or – below for zooming out.
  • Next, you need to go ahead to the profile button instantly.
  • You have to then go ahead to add the family option. After that, you will find different possible relationships.

Add Family Members 

  • The parent of the person will appear at the top of the family column mentioned on the right side of the respective page. Also, you can easily add a sibling to the family tree members with any least one parent.
  • Also, if the person doesn’t have any parent listed then you need to go ahead to add the father or add mother mentioned at the top of the right column for adding one instantly. Or, if you don’t know anything about the identity of any parent then you can easily use a placeholder name, for instance: unknown mother or unknown father.
  • You have to then go ahead to the sister or brother option. After doing so, the add new person window will appear on your device. Also, if you are not sure of the gender of your sibling then in such case, you need to choose any options now. You can quickly add change the gender for unknown in the next step.

Enter Sibling Information

  • Write down the information that you want about your sibling. You have to just write down the name, gender, status, and parents in the given field. Also, if you are not sure of any other details then in such case, just leave the blank like that only.
  • If the person that you are adding has been already added to the family tree then in such case, you need to just go to select someone in your tree mentioned at the top-left corner of the respective window for finding as well as choosing the respective person.

Save the Sibling Information

  • You have to then go ahead to the save button. Also, if you find the green button mentioned at the bottom of the add new person window and then this person can be easily added to the selected family member as a sibling.

Add Siblings Ancestry Mobile App

To add siblings using the Ancestry mobile app, you can follow these steps

  • Open the Ancestry app on your mobile device and log in to your account.
  • Navigate to the profile of the person you want to add siblings to.
  • Tap on the “Edit” button, typically represented by a pencil icon, to enter edit mode.
  • Scroll down to the “Family Members” section and locate the option for adding siblings. This is usually labeled as “Add Sibling” or a similar phrase.
  • Tap on the “Add Sibling” button to start adding a new sibling.
  • Fill in the required information for the sibling, such as their name, birth date, and birthplace. You can also provide additional details, such as occupation, education, and other relevant facts.
  • Once you have entered the necessary information, tap on the “Save” or “Done” button to add the sibling to the profile.
  • If you have more siblings to add, repeat steps 5-7 for each additional sibling.
  • After you have finished adding all the siblings, tap on the “Save” or “Done” button to save the changes to the profile.


In this blog, we discuss how to add siblings to the Without common parents, you can not add half-sibling relations.

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