What is Familyscape?

Familyscape is where a Family is created, accessed and managed. You can:

  • Create one Family or many
  • Invite Family Members and manage Family Membership
  • Access Families to which you belong
  • Create, edit and manage Family Settings
  • Create and manage your Family Profile
  • Access Family Stories
  • Start a Story

Definition of Kinscape 'Family' Terms Used

What is 'Family'

A Family is any group of people invited by the Family Connector to join a Kinscape Family.  Family can be actual kin (people with common ancestry), relatives, friends or acquaintances. Upon acceptance of the invitation, the invitee becomes a Family Member. Family Members can Create, Share, Contribute to, and Comment on Stories.

What is 'Family Connector'

When you create a Family you become the Family Connector for that Family. A Family Connector is the Family member who initiates the Family, invites first group of Family Members, and takes responsibility for payment either themselves or though the Family participation. Note: Kinscape is a subscription service and is free-of-charge during trial period.

What is 'Family Member'

A Family Member is a registered member of a Kinscape Family. Family Members join a Family through invitation from the Family Connector or by creating a Family. Every Family Connector is also a Family Member of the Family they initiated.

What is the 'Family Cover Image'?

Each Family you belong to is represented by a Family Cover Image. It shows:

  • Family Name
  • Cover Image representing the Family (you select an image and upload it)
  • Family location
  • If you are Family Connector (you created the Family) a diagonal banner saying 'Connector' appears on Cover Image

Familyscape Features Explained

You must be part of a Family to see all Familyscape features. 

  • Click Familyscape on the top of any Kinscape page
  • See Family icon(s) showing the Family or Families you belong to [If you are not part of a Family yet, you must start a new Family to see all features - see Add a Family instructions]
  • Open the Family page to see and do more
  • Add a New Family
  • Search for Families to see all Families or switch to another Family
  • Start a Story to create a new Story 

How Familyscape Works

Once you have signed in and created a Family, or if you have joined a Family someone else has initiated, follow the instructions below to see and access Familyscape features.

  • Click on Familyscape from any page in Kinscape
  • Click Family icon or Open button for the selected Family
  • Family Page appears and shows all Family Members and membership status (Connector, Family Members, Invited/not yet accepted)

What the Family Connector Can Do

If you are Family Connector (you created the Family), from the Family Page you can access:

  • My Families (see Families List or Switch to Different Family Page)
  • Add Family Members (invite Family Members)
  • Edit Family Settings (change Family Name, Cover Image, Location)
  • Delete Family 
  • Family Connector Profile icon (update information about you)
  • Family Member Profile icon (access their Profile and Shared Stories, Remove Family Member)
  • Send a Message using Family Member Envelope icon
  • Start a Story

See related Help Center articles for any / all of these features.

What Family Members Can Do

If you are a Family Member (accepted invitation to join the Family), from the Family Page you can access:

  • Your Profile (access your own Profile and update information about you)
  • Family Connector Profile icon  (access their Profile and Shared Stories)
  • Family Member Profile icon (access Profile and Shared Stories of other Family Members)
  • Send a Message using Family Member Envelope icon
  • Start a Story

See related Help Center articles for any / all of these features.

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