I'm in a web development class this summer, and for my final project, I'm going to make a web page that organizes all the family history information I've been gathering and presents it in a reasonably attractive way.
As part of my assignment, I'm required to survey my target audience and find out what they would like to see in my page. Some the most likely potential users of my web page are fellow genealogists, especially genealogists whose research interests overlap with mine.
Long surveys are frustrating, so I have just three questions for you. Feel free to skip some of them, but if you have time to answer at least one question before Thursday, I (and my assignment grade) would be very grateful:
Can you give me an example of a private web page about a family's history that is well done? What do you like about it?
Have you ever encountered a private web pages about a family's history that was done poorly? What made you dislike it?
Pretend that you've just stumbled across my page, and you think that the people I'm researching might be your people too. What features do you hope to see on my page?
Does anyone know how I can email my tree(in the Family Tree Builder) from my laptop to my desktop? I've tried exporting it to a GEDCOM file, successfully, but it doesn't include my pictures. When I got all the pictures over to the desktop, they weren't linked with their individuals. What a mess. Should I be emailing the saved 'database' and not a GEDCOM file?
Yes, I've noticed those bugs too... I've solved the issues by setting up only the English language for the new projects I open, and by keeping the default options on the dates, but yea, it's annoying.
Plus, with the download of the newer version of the Family Tree Builder, I'm having an even worse problem... I cannot upload ANY pictures at all (it was possible with the older versions). When I click on "Browse..." [for pictures], the window where you can select the pictures freezes, there are no previews like before, I cannot select any other folder. I can't even click on "select" or "cancel" at the bottom right of the screen, the only way I can close the window is by clicking on the top right "X".
Anybody else had the same issue? How can I fix it?
Dont copy things from trees on here or any other website without first verifying the 'information' on them.
One person on here, and many on another well known website, has my sister b in Ireland. Since our parents never left NZ that is the first error. She has our parents with our fathers correct y.o.b. 1899, but then she gives my sister a spouse b 1723 in USA and a daughter b 1747 in USA, both born well before her own father!
I have contacted her once or twice before to point out how ridiculous it is but she persists in this misinformation in her tree. She will be the laughing stock of anybody who sees it.
looking for any relations of robert and agnes mclelland.who lived at 818 main street bellshill.this would be in the 1950,s.they had four daughters,mary,jean,elizabeth, i can not remember the other daughter and had a son called robert ...thank you jim
My wife's mothers family are Stangers - Owen Stanger, born 1881, was her Father's uncle and emigrated to Canada about 1906. He married in Canada - I think to Emily Vibert and served in the Canadian army in WW1. I have information about Owen's family before 1881 if it is the same man.
I have found a couple of places in which one of my ancestors married one from a completely different branch of my family tree (ie. If my mothers sister married my fathers brother) . Can the myheritage software show this? I haven't found a way to do it so that it shows up correctly.
Was entering and saving a multi family tree. Adding links both up, down and across. Hadd about 100 entries entered and all of a sudden, there were over 200 entries. Checking some of the records I see multiple duplicated siblings and the like I did not enter. Now the THING has over 400 entries and it tied a 6 month old grand child to be the wife of a 4th generation back great grandfather... and changed his last name to hers What's with the bugs... This is not funny. Vista is the OS, the down load was just made.
I see others have had Duplication issues with this software, I'm wondering if there were any real solutions or if this is just buggy code that works if everything is simple.
Is anyone maintaining this code? Is there a pay'd version that's maintained better if this free one is not. It sure looks like an EXCELENT effort and has been an easy tool to use, but not if it mixes data up like this.