How to use 64Smiles: Your Quick Start Guide

Welcome to 64Smiles, the easy way to preserve your family history through a captivating combination of photo sharing and a dynamic photo family tree.

This quick start guide will walk you through the essential steps to get you started on your journey of rediscovering and celebrating your family’s legacy.

Step 1: Accept Invite or Sign Up and Create Your Account

Your 64Smiles journey may begin when you receive an invite from another family member or partner. Simply accept, create a password and login.

Alternatively, sign up for a new account. Visit the website and click on the “Join Now” link. Fill in the necessary information, including your name and a valid email address. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email; click on the link provided to verify your account.

Step 2: Set Up Your Family Tree

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Once your account is verified, log in and start building your family tree.

Click on the “Add&Tag” link, and you’ll be prompted to complete your profile. You will then add your parents, grandparents and any other core family.

To connect family members, simply click on a person and choose “Add Parent“. To link partners click on the “Add Partners” button.

To view your tree, click on the View icon at any time.

Step 3: Add Your Old Family Photos

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Now, let’s bring your family tree to life by adding cherished family photos.

Navigate to “Add&Tag“, click on the “Add Photos” button. Choose the files from your computer or mobile device. 64Smiles supports various image formats, so feel free to upload photos from different eras.

As your photos are uploaded, you’ll have the option to tag individuals in each picture, linking them to their respective places in the family tree. Add dates photo was taken, key events and notes to create a truly lasting and valuable archive.

Top Tip: How to Add Your Printed Photos

It’s so simple, just take a snap of the printed photos using your phone or tablet.

Then simply add it, tag the people in it and the system does the rest.

Just takes seconds.

Step 4: Photo Privacy – Who Can See Your Photos

Photo privacy -who can see your photos

At 64Smiles, we prioritise your privacy.

When tagging each photo, you choose who can view it. Keep everything private just for you or share just with direct family members only, siblings, parents, children.

Or you can select to share with extended family including cousins, partners.

Tailor the settings to suit your comfort level and the collaborative spirit you envision for your family archive.

Step 5: Explore and Interact with Your Photo Family Tree

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With your family tree and photos in place, start exploring and enjoying your family history.

Click on a profile to view photos they are tagged in, add comments, memories and additional details.

Use the search and filter options to quickly locate specific family members or events. The interactive nature of the family tree allows you to seamlessly navigate through generations, creating a comprehensive view of your family’s story.

Step 6: Collaborate with Family Members

One of the most rewarding aspects of 64Smiles is the opportunity to collaborate with your relatives. Invite family members to join the platform and contribute their own photos and memories. The collaborative effort not only enriches this joint family archive but is a great way to discover photos you have never seen before. Add information, anecdotes and work out unknown ancestors.


You’ve successfully embarked on your 64Smiles journey. Whether you’re reconnecting with distant relatives, rediscovering forgotten family stories, or simply enjoying the nostalgia of old family photos, 64Smilesis here to help you create a safe and private space where your family’s memories can be cherished for generations to come.

Explore, share, and celebrate your family history with 64Smiles!

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