This feature solves some of the problems (thanks for pointing it out), but not all.
If a child is born to a single mother, that child gets associated (drawn in the tree) as a child of that person only, which is exactly right. However, when that woman later marries, her single-parent child from earlier times gets automatically moved to being drawn as a child of her new husband as well. I have not been able to figure out a way to avoid this so far.
The same happens when a husband dies and his widow later gives birth to a child out of wedlock. Unless I introduce a new person "unknown father" to the tree, I cannot prevent that child from being attributed to the already dead former husband.
How does that help if you know the father of the child of the single mother and want to note that but don't want him to appear as the husband? I mark them as friends or partners but when I print out the reports it lists him as a husband when the parties had never married.
When generating reports and charts, my system only reflects the family names in many instances (not all) although the relevant first names are displayed in the personal profiles and in familly tree view.
Any suggestions how I get my reports and charts to reflect complete names in every situation ?
I have an issue, I am using the most current version of the software and when I add a fact to any individual, I get what looks like a little note that pops up that says to put date in and then nothing works, until I switch programs and then it disappears for a little bit. I enter the data save it and the little note just stays on the screen until I save and then completely close out Family Tree Builder and then restart and then it is gone. I am running Vista SP2 Home Premium - 64bit with 4gb ram. Oh, by the way I switched the Smart Lookups to 1 and that fixed the crashes that I previously had. Please let me know what I need to do to fix my current issue.
I would like to ask, how to put a maiden name into a chart. When I want to print a chart out, there is always only married name and never maiden name. I have tried to do that several times, but without success. Please, can you help me someone.
I have spent days trying to merge the two trees on my site. I have tried Family Tree builder without success. I am moving people manually, which is taking ages as I have 238 people to move. As all the photos from both trees are together is it possible to move the pictures without deleting and going back to source? I have recently upgraded to Premium Plus and was so looking forward to joining my and my husband`s trees on my expanded site but now feel like giving up. I moved my husband`s tree by Gedcom to my site. Please. someone, help!