How to Delete Relatives From Your Family Tree on Facebook

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The family tree feature on Facebook allows you to highlight your relationships with those closest to you. Family members appear on the left side of your page, just under the list of your other contacts, and are labelled by their relationship to you, such as brother or cousin. If the time comes when you want to sever your family-tree relationship with another person, removing the connection on your page is quite easy. Deleting someone from your family tree will not remove him from your friend list.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Navigate to your personal profile page by clicking the "Profile" link in the top-right corner of any Facebook screen.

  2. 2

    Click the "Edit Profile" icon, located on the right side of your profile.

  3. 3

    Select the "Featured People" link from the menu running down the left side of the page.

  4. 4

    Click on the "x" immediately to the right of the person you want to remove from your family tree.

  5. 5

    Click "Save Changes."

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