Intro Video - Creating Your Tree

Once you create your account, Collectionaire will ask you to create your first "node", which is a person or organizational unit on your Tree. 

For Families, you'll want to eventually build out your family tree going as far back as you have relatives with media or stories you want to store. Remember that you don't necessarily have to add more than one or two people right away, and you don't have to enter anything but their name to start.  It will be easy to edit their information and add to your tree later.

How to Create and Edit Your Family Tree


If you'd like more information, please read on...

First Person or Unit

Follow button prompts to add the person to your tree.  Required fields are noted with an asterisk.  Other fields are optional. You don't need to enter much first time through as you can come back later to fill in information.

To add a photo, click Upload and select a photo from your computer or mobile device.

To Crop Photo:  You'll find if you play around with the cropping tool that you can change the size of the image behind the cropping template. 

On a PC, hold down the control button while using the mouse wheel to change the size. Hold the mouse's left button down  to drag the image into the template.

On an iMac, use the mouse wheel to change the image size. Hold the mouse button down to drag the image into the template.

On a mobile device you can use two fingers to pinch to make the image smaller or larger.

See "Edit Navigation Rules and Tips" in the corner of the tree screen for more info on editing and viewing your tree.

Additional Persons or Units

You can then add connecting nodes by clicking on that node and following directions.  See "Edit Navigation Rules and Tips" in the corner of the tree screen for more info on editing and viewing your tree.

When finished, click EXIT FROM EDITING MODE in the right lower corner.  You can add nodes at any time by clicking "Edit Tree" from the selection in the top left corner of the tree.

After you close Editing Mode, clicking on a node takes you to that person or unit's Collection.

Note for Organizations and Collectors:

Take time to think through your ideal organizational format before creating your tree.  For example, a collection of Western Native American Headdresses could have just one node with several different nations represented in the one Collection page.  Or it could have separate subnodes for each nation, each with its own collection.  Either way works and is likely dependent upon the size of the collection.  The larger it is, the more likely you'll want more nodes on the tree to represent different elements of the collection.