Using this site
Trees and Branches
There are currently three trees: Roy~Royes, Roy Miscellaneous, and Royes Miscellaneous, though the last two are collections of data rather than a single tree.
The main tree is Roy~Royes, designated "rr_tree" and refers to the complete collection of data about inter-related people, families, notes, linked media, etc. based on the ancestors, descendants, cousins of Maurie Roy and May Royes.
Roy and Royes (and related) people who may be connected to the Roy~Royes tree are maintained in two other "trees" - links in the drop down menu "More" will list names included in that data. Some people in these two "trees" are there simply because they are Australian residents with the same surnames as ours (out of "curiosity"), others because it might be possible to link their family into one of ours.
You will see on many pages a choice of trees (including "All"). Keep an eye on this when you are doing searches or browsing. Have a look at Info > Statistics and play with the Tree options to get "a feel" for these differences.
Branches are subsets within the Roy~Royes tree and you can examine what branches there are and who is in which branch by using the Info > Reports link - the branch reports begin with "Branch: ". There is a summary report.
Branches are constructed in different ways - spouses are included:
A person can belong to more than one branch. Spouses are included in their partner's branch/es.
People who are granted access to information about living people have this privilege for their branch only - even if they belong to more than one branch. (This is a technical matter, not a policy.)