Only 9 days to go before my old pedigree site annual dues due and I'm moving here. But downloading a direct GEDCOM to my Family Tree Maker software only brought in 374 out of over 13,000 family members! And since it's alphabetical they are all disconnected. What to do now? I cannot seem to get back into the original screens to try it over again.
My only site will only allow 10 generations to download to flashdrive at any one time so it could take all my free time to do this, plus connecting the generations again once they're in here, if I even knew how. Any suggestions?
Yes, I realize that. But a note with your system showed that one can download direct from just a few select software programs, Family Tree Maker being one of them. Unfortunately it only came in with alphabetically 300 (of 13,000 ) people so nobody connects. No photos or stories. Should I have just jettisoned it?
I have now tried to download via a flashdrive GEDCOM the first 10 generations of my tree. This seemed to come in successfully but I can't find out how to get back into it!! Where do I go to enter it? In the initial minutes it came up automatically no pictures had attached although I literally saw the pictures being downloaded as a group! I left it awhile and tried to come back to research and was told there was no tree available to attach to. Now I'm so confused and don't know who can guide me through this. I have 42 generations to load in 10 generation increments and will have to attach each set (unless that happens automatically) by overlapping the 10th, 19th, 27th, 36th generation. How then can I check that they are attached correctly? They will each have to be downloaded by a person's name to overlap. You can see why the one-shot download direct will be much handier than this much slower, time-consuming way. If you can direct me to the right screen to double check the second download, I'd be content. If you can help me understand best download technique that would be better!
I had the same problem, and I just fixed it on my two accounts.
MyHeritage recently underwent maintenance. During that exercise, some of the user profiles got corrupted ... among those, yours and mine.
Here is the fix. Enter your website in the "Home" mode, i.e., not in tree mode. Proceed to Home -> Site members. Find your own entry and click on "View Profile." Then click on the "Edit" of "Contact Information." Without changing anything, save your profile again. Thereafter you should be able to enter tree mode without any problems.
thanks for the hints in getting some better reporting.
What I was specifically looking for at this time was I was I went to visit Purewa Cemetery, a local cemetery here in Auckland for me I have 11 family members that I know of in this cemetery and I wanted to get pics of all their headstones.
When I looked at the report with places 1 2 3 and 4 etc if i control f and type in the word purewa it found 16 people, so i wanted to be able to find out who the other 5 people I was missing were. I am of course assuming these have been added to my tree through merges but even so I would love to add their headstones in and visit them.
I did find a strange notepad report don't even know how are where it came from, lucky I copied it to my removable stick as I cant find it again, I am going to try and put it in excel and see if I can make some sense of it, it has all the heading across the top but im not sure how up to date it is ... lol.
will keep trying,
I agree though a revamp of the reports would be fantastic
Sorry, Melissa -- as far as I know you're asking for something that doesn't exist.
From your online site, Family Tree > Reports > Place Report gives the section to which Melissa refers.
The Place numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) refer presumably to the four-level place naming common in genealogy: Municipality, County, State/Province, Country.
It lets you find the places on a map--though frankly, if you've done your research, you already know where the place is.
This report is nothing more than an index of places and there is absolutely no link between the places and individuals in your tree, nor is there any indication of what event is associated with each place.
It is possible to sort by level, so that you can locate all the places within a given country, or within given state or province, for whatever use that might be to you.
The MH Place Report is sort of the first step of the Place Usage Report from Family Tree Maker (FTM by ancestry.com) except that that one also lists people and events, and so is helpful in many ways.
The MH Place Report would be great if you could search for a given individual (show me all places for David Smythe), or for particular events (who all is buried in Oronoque, Kansas?) But you can't do that.
Frankly, at the moment I can't think that this MH Place Report in its present form is of any value whatsoever. Maybe another member can suggest a use? Perhaps a MH staffer could explain what their thinking was when the developers coded this report?
There is a more useful Maps function in FTB 7. It will show a map of the world with all the places from your Project marked with "pins". If you click on a map pin, it does tell you the info about the place, such as "John Doe, 1910 Census". However, mine has a cemetery from Indiana showing in Florida, and other bits of ridiculousness, and is also missing many places. It's visual only, and there is no printed form available. So it is interesting but not terribly useful.
What I'd really like is a map for a given individual, showing where he was for each life event (birth, migration, marriage, occupation, residence on each census, death). Such a map tracking a person's movements throughout life would be both interesting and useful.
This can be achieved in FTM with Maps > Advanced Search, which lets you filter for a single person. The filter is by first name, but it works. I only wish I could change the map pin style for better screenshots of the map. But it's a good start.
Another filter is for year. This sort of lets you answer the question "Who's where in 1850?" I say sort of because you can't specify a date or range, you have to use the ones you give you. Before 1900, that's by century, so you get "Who was where between 1800 and 1899?" which is pretty broad. After 1900, it goes by decades, and after 2000 you get to choose a specific year. I hope that future builds will modify this to allow more accuracy in the filter.
Possibly, Melissa, one of those reports will be what you want.
Yesterday when I tried to log in I got a message that said that MyHeritage was undergoing maintenance.
Today when I log in to my online family tree I find that almost everyone in my tree has lost information/data and almost all first names are now just "unknown". It also seems that a lot of other data registered for different persons are gone.
I am primarily using the "Family Tree Builder" locally on my PC. Fortunately I was able to disable web synchronization before any corrupted data was copied back from the web page. As I work with computer administration I know the value of having updated backups. Thus I would have been able to perform a restore of my family tree from my backup solution if everything was gone. So it is not a total loss but still I would like to have the web page corrected as I keep it accessible to other family members and as you point out I am actually paying for having it working.
I have been member of Myheritage since 2007 and have never had any negative experience so this time it is really their time to prove that they are able to sort things out. If not I will have to take my business elsewhere.
I have filed a ticket about this problem with their user support so now I just have to wait and see how soon they can solve it...
Sorry to hear about your bad luck. This looks really bad. I know that some data got corrupted during the recent maintenance event, but your site got hit much worse. I rcommend the following action. Use FTB to save your tree to a GEDCOM file. Then enter your on-line website and upload the GEDCOM file to the website. In this way you are sure that your corrupted on-line website won't infect your intact FTB records.
Method #1: Under "Family Tree" -> "Manage Trees," you will see in the upper right corner "Add Family Tree." This enables you to create a separate family tree within the same account. It is separate in the sense that you even will find matches between the two trees. The new tree is automatically covered under your Premium Plus Plan. However, there are disadvantages:
-- If you yourself appear on both trees, your two records will (have to) be associated with two separate profiles. Your login will be associated with only one of those records (you can choose, which one), but the MyHeritage software will not recognize that the two profiles refer to one and the same person. This means that you will be able to compute the genealogical distance to any relative only in one of the trees (by looking at that person's profile), but not in the other.
-- Maybe more annoying: Whereas the two trees are completely separate, the News section and the Photos section are shared between the two trees. This, in my view, is a major disadvantage.
Method #2: At the very top of the page, you find in the right upper corner your name. There is a pull-down menu associated with it. One of the options is "My Sites." On that page, you find at the bottom: "Create another site." This enables you to create a completely new website. This is clearly the preferred method, but it also has a drawback: Since it is a separate site, it will not be covered by your Premium Plus plan. Instead, your second site will be a Basic Site, and you will need to upgrade it if you plan on createing a second big tree.