You can add someone who is already in your tree as a spouse. Click the "add spouse" link next to the person you are working on. A box pops up to add all the info on that person. On the left side of that box, there is an option to "attach an existing spouse". Select that, then find the person you want on the list. That way you don't have to keep putting the same people in all the time, and the relationships stay straight.
You can't do this with the online version. You have to download and use the Family Tree Builder software to get these options. If you scroll down on this board, you will see a reply from the myHeritage team that explains the process in detail. Good luck!
I have come across this in my family tree to some degree and it involves me - my cousin and myself married 2 brothers!! Its not a tree we are creating its a hedge!! As well, further back into the tree i have discovered a brother and sister of one family marrying into a brother and sister of another family and haven't heard of a solution to link these connections without duplicating family trees unfortunately.
Unfortunately, we do not yet have a method to enter complex relationships in an online family tree. We are working on adding this.
For the Family Tree Builder software:
The Attach/Detach feature should be used anytime you want to create a relationship between two people who are already in the family tree. For example, if cousins who are already in your family tree are married to each other, you can attach them as spouses without listing any of them in the tree twice.
So Attach, as opposed to Add, lets you draw a connecting line between two people who are already in the tree, and Detach removes that connection but without deleting any of the individuals. For each type of relationship there is a way to Attach or Detach. For husband and wife this feature is located in the "Spouses" menu. For children it is located in the "Children" menu. For parents it is located in the "Parents" menu.
There are multiple ways to reach these menus in order to invoke the Attach or Detach functionality. They are all the same so you can pick the one you find most convenient.
A) On the main menu, under Person -
You can reach the Spouses, Children or Parents menus.
B) By clicking on the EDIT button on an individual's genealogy card
C) By clicking on the EDIT button in the "Family" section.
My recommendation for using the Attach/Detach feature is to access it through the MANAGE function (e.g. Manage Spouses or Manage Children). You can always do an Attach/Detach without using this screen, but in the MANAGE screen you can see and adjust ALL details at once, which is very helpful.
If A and B are second cousins who are married, and you want to add this relationship without adding A or B to the family tree (as they are already there), select A, reach the Manage Spouses menu for A, and then select Attach Spouse, and select B.
If you have two unrelated people in your tree, C and D, and you’ve discovered that C is the father of D, you can add this relationship by selecting C, then reach its Children menu, click ‘Attach Existing Child’ and select D.
I keep getting a run time error (MS Visual Basic C Runtime Error) when the program starts. Anybody encountered this before and if so how did they cure this? Mailed support at My Heritage but no reply!!
I dont want to delete and start all over again,,cause that would just be a hasel. But, i cant figure how after your done getting past the getting started stage.. how stuff on their how you can go back ..like I have one chile so far for my Grand parents the Johnsons they had like 8..It wont let me add.. I need to coreect some things..like my granddaughters middle name from Lee to Leigh.Just adding..Corrections..Im fianally getting my scanner to start adding pics,etc,,,I dont know if the trees are saved and arent letting me add or what or even correct..but i,m confused...Diane
This has probably been brought up somewhere, or the info is right there in front of me but I just don't get it, but can site members add to the same family tree or would they need to pass relevant information onto the site administrator.
import an other gedcom (can be done but creates multiple same persons, prefixes (de Vos is prefix "de" surname Vos) and more of these issues (imported from gramps)
chose between update site (seperate project) or seprate project
merge between projects (peace of tree from other project)
clean up unused atributes
clean up names (all upper/lower or first letter uppercase)
GEOcoordinates (google maps link for example)
add plugins (ake make onwn addons) such as making a custom import from websites (databanks)
only export .zed from other heritage site (not gedcom)
bulk adding of source refrences (if you added from 1 source point a lot of relatives
zoom out in a whole overview of tree so navigating would be better (already now it's good)
print whole / part tree on big paper (plotter) or desktop printer
show only relatives off (if you want all related to 1 "level" relative (with or without direct married partner, kids in other name)
genderchange of person
married name of man (in the netherlands is possible to assume the name of the wife)
some relatives use 2 surnames or is a custom in a country when parents are not married
ability to show married surname
adding "to do marker" (note for todo) and that you can make a view of all todo items
adding websites to sources/resources (sperate fields)
merging multiple gedcom " persons" to one is nice because it can save a lot of time adding persons. note: merge needs to see if added data = same or different and ad als alternate or request user for import (also has to add source of import)
I'm with you on adding citations and links to other pages. I could copy and paste, but for obvious reasons, I don't want to do that. Seems like a "no brainer" tool. I don't know if we can to it in FTB, but even if I can, I don't want to import my FTB because then I can't edit the tree online. It could be I'm missing it, but I sure can't find it.