I am also having troubles adding blended family members. I want to show in the tree which parent each child belongs to. I would like to have all 1,2,3 or 4 wives next to the hus. These are step children not adopted children....I'm confused on this one.
My mother is one of 8 children and her mother passed away when my mother was about 4 years old. The children were all split up and my mother was raised by a close family friend. How do I acknowledge the woman who raised my mother even though there is no blood tie? As well as the brothers and sisters she grew up with?
In the online tree it's not really possible to show the relationship you describe.
Theoretically, you could add the woman who took care of your mother to the tree (anywhere, as a sibling, spouse, son or daughter, no matter) and then use the Remove Connection feature to disconnect her. This would give you an unrelated person in the tree for whom you could add facts explaining the relation to your mother.
But it's not a very good solution in my opinion.
It's possible to show the relationship you describe using our family tree software, Family Tree Builder.
Use the Attach feature to attach your mother's foster mother and her family.
In order to do so, first you will need to add the foster mother to the tree. Go to the Person menu and choose "Add Unrelated Person". You can continue by adding her family members at this point in time.
When you've finished, go to your mother's entry in the tree. Click on the EDIT button and choose Parents > Attach Parents. Select the third option "Existing parents are biological, and new parents are adopting". Then select the foster mother from the list of people in the tree.
Thank you for your reply...I was able to attach my mother's foster mother to our family tree using Family Tree Builder. Now is there any way to merge the foster mother's family tree of 44 family members to our family tree on FTB besides entering all the names in again manually.
It's possible to merge two family trees in Family Tree Builder, but the merge process doesn't include photos and won't recognize duplicate individuals. Take this into consideration before deciding to use the merge function.
If you decide you would like to merge after all, this FAQ has instructions how to do so:
First, you'll need a GEDCOM file of the foster mother's tree. You can export a GEDCOM file of the tree by visiting your family site and clicking on Family Tree > Manage Trees. Click on "Export to GEDCOM". You'll get an email with a link to download the file.
Can the family tree be published to a personal site instead of myheritage.com. If not, does anyone know of the security features on myheritage.com and policies on removing information from the site, when requested.
You can delete your family tree and any content on your family site by yourself at any point in time. If you would like to delete your account or family site, just write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of it for you.
I'm using Windows 7. I tried to import a GEDCOM file which was created on Family Tree Maker, on a computer with Windows XP. There is a field for Hebrew Names. On the original file, a Hebrew font was used for the names. On import to Family Tree Builder, the field appears in the Facts, but instead of a Hebrew font, it comes out in gibberish. My computer is fully bi-lingual English and Hebrew. In Regional Settings keyboards are set to English US and Hebrew. On the administator tab, the default language for non-unicode fonts is set to Hebrew. I have close to 1000 names on my tree, and cannot retype all of the Hebrew names. How do I solve the problem?
I would like to know how to send an updated message to my existing family members in a easy way.
Is there a way to choose a from an existing list of members. When you try to send an invite you can only choose family members that havent joined. Basically i need to have current members reminded about the new site and to update their family information.
I've tried changing the language to english, and now the Family Book option have appeared, BUT when I choose the Family Book option, my choice changes to Close Family, and the Family Book option disappears! If I refresh the page, the Family Book option appears again, but I can still not choose it.....