I have the same problem. Our site was started by a cousin in Germany, and thought I have the button on the bottom right hand corner of the site set to English, many items are still in German. Most annoying to me is that when I generate family trees or family books, they are in German (which is useless to me- I can't read German!!)
If you find out how to change the language, I'd love to know.
There is currently a limitation in the family book and chart generation process, which allows setting just one language for both the content and the 'story' that surrounds it. Since the tree was started in German, we used this language for the story as well.
As I understood, the current version of WEB application allows to display names and all other personal data in one language (although recorded in two languages in FTB). When do you prepare version with possibility of switching primary and secondary languages?
If your tree has data in more than one language in Family Tree Builder (at least 85% filled in each language), then you will be able to see the data in each of those languages on your family site. All that you will have to do is to change the site language to that data entry language.
One more question: what exactly means "least 85% filled"? Does it mean just names ( e.g. least 85% persons has filled the name in both languages) or it's necessary to fill all personal data (e.g. place of birth and so on). And if there is filled less than 85% data, it's able to see data just in one language?
It seems that MyHeritage considers Russian last names e.g. Tsvetkov and Tsvetkova (Цветков / Цветкова) to be two different names. (observed in Statistics page). Actually, in Slavic languages these are male and female forms of the same name: female - with added "a" at the end. Ivanov / Ivanova, Petrov / Petrova etc. are the same last name, "a" at the end just indicates the sex of the person.
Can you please fix this in Family statistics? I would appreciate to know more which last names were held by people in my family.
Another important thing: in my family tree I have people from Russia, UK, Ukraine and Georgia, which means that there are at least 3 alphabets in use for correct spelling of their names. I would like to share my family tree with the relatives from various countries, but not all of them are capable to read different languages / alphabets. I would really appreciate if MyHeritage developpers could introduce a double language spelling of the names (so I could write them e.g. in English and Russian in the same profile: Anna Tsvetkova / Анна Цветкова). This will also let me find connections in other peoples family trees much easily - as I never know if my potential relatives spell their names in Russian or English.
We currently don't support Slavic name formats - although you are not the first person to request that we add support for them. The developers will consider adding support for them in the future.
As for dual language capabilities, it is possible to build your tree in more than one language (and host it online) using our family tree software, Family Tree Builder. www.myheritage.com/ftb
However, Family Tree Builder trees cannot be edited online at this point in time. Please take this into consideration before making any changes.
You can always export a GEDCOM file of your tree and test it out in Family Tree Builder before committing to anything. In order to export a GEDCOM, go to your family site and click on Family Tree > Manage Trees.
Hi all, I have managed to put a whole line of my family with the patriarch attached to the wrong parents. When I try breaking the connection it works fine but when I try to reconnect to the correct parents it will only connect to one parent. How can I make it connect to both parents? All help appreciated - I really do not want to type in all the dat again!
I have Mary Augusta, Ann Wilberforce & Agnes who are all daughters of Rev John Bell and his wife, Mary Augusta Collinson. I can get 2 of the sistrs where they should be but not all 3 together. I now have another problem - my computer seems only to save my family tree as a .zed format and I have no idea how to change this.
Right click the person to whom you want to add the parents. Go to the parents tab and click on 'attach parents'. Find the parents you want to add and that will add both parents to that person; not just one
It appears that only the site manager has the GEDCOM export option under Manage Tree. I am a site member of a family site and the only option I have under Manage Tree is view. Is this a permissions issue with the site?
It is true that only the Site Manager has access to the "Export GEDCOM" feature on the website.
What you can do as a site member is to either use the "Download" Zedcom feature if the tree was created via Family Tree Builder, or you else you need to contact the Site Manager and ask him to for the data