How to Delete Person from a Tree in Ancestry?

Deleting people from ancestry tree is very easy and finding duplicates as well but all you need to do is just follow below simple step by step guide to delete any person from ancestry tree and we also mentioned alternate to delete people through profile. You can delete people from a tree only one by one until you will delete a ancestry tree completely.

How to Delete People Through Tree View

Are you looking to remove an individual from your family tree on Our guide offers a simple and efficient method to delete people through Tree View. Follow these improved steps to ensure a smooth process.

  1. Navigate to the desired family tree and click on the person you want to remove.
  2. From the menu that appears, select “the tools menu” and choose “Delete this person.”
  3. Click on “Delete” to permanently remove the person from your family tree.

How to Delete People Through A Profile Page

Managing your family tree on may sometimes require removing individuals to maintain accuracy. Our guide provides a streamlined method for deleting people from the profile page. Follow these enhanced steps for a seamless experience:

  1. From the profile page of the person you wish to remove, click “Edit” in the top-right corner and select “Delete Person.”
  2. In the menu that appears, click on “Delete” to confirm the action.

With these easy-to-follow instructions, you can efficiently manage your family tree and keep it up to date. Remember, maintaining an accurate family tree is essential for genealogy research and preserving your family’s history for generations to come.

Ancestry Missing Duplicate People and Trees

To stop accidental deletion of people from a tree, it is impossible to remove a complete branch of a tree in one time. If you are looking for a missing tree or a missing branch of tree you can get their details from our Missing family trees guide.

If a person that you have deleted has relatives available in the tree who are not connect in the family tree through any other family member.  After deletion of that people, those relatives are also disappearing but they will available in your list of people and you can reattach with them.

If duplicate people are also available in your family tree then it’s good to merge them together than to delete one, so that the information are attached to both people.


Occasionally, you may need to delete individuals from your family tree to avoid duplication and ensure accuracy. To assist you in this process, we have shared a post containing step-by-step instructions for removing people from your tree. Your feedback on this post is invaluable, as it helps us continue providing relevant and useful information about Ancestry on our website. Please share your thoughts and suggestions so that we can better serve your genealogy needs and interests.

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