I'm under the impression that MyHeritage always changes the name of the wife in a marriage to that of her husband. However the off-line programme Family Tree Builder (FTB, a free download from the makers of MyHeritage) enables you to freely CHOOSE the 'married' name for the wife and if you do NOT enter anything, her surname remains her maiden name. When you subsequently publish the tree to MyHeritage (a matter of seconds), this is retained on the website. The downside is that by publishing from FTB to MH, others can not add to the tree on the web anymore. There seems to be a way around this - using a GEDCOM export/import in stead of the built-in publishing, but I have not experimented with this yet.
I've already posted this once but can't even find my own post in the forums. I can when I search for it but when I click on it, it just goes to a generic page with tonnes of old posts. I can't imagine anyone will see my query. This site needs a little boost in the user friendly department. Anyway - here's my beef. I entered my wife's information using her birth name which she has retained since our marriage. BUT when I added a picture to her profile the site sent an update bulletin and when it referred to her it used her first name and my last name (adding her maiden name parenthetically). What's up with that. Is there any way to override the patriarchal programming of this old school site? No disrespect to those who change their name - I just think that it's unforgivable for the site to do it automatically. Know what I'm sayin'?
It was surprizing to get an email from Autralia asking me to furnish some back ground details regarding one family in my Family Tree. I sent him complete details with photo graphs and the original address of the family linking it to Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddque Razi Allallah anho.
I was highly pleased to get his comments by return mail that I had done a great job to all families related to this Tree as this familly is spread over whole the globe. This family is generally known as "Siddiqi"
Even though I entered my wife in by her birth name, when the site updates it displays her with my last name and has her birth name added parenthetically. What's the deal with that? Can I alter the partriarchal settings or is this demanding that my wife take my last name? Old School. Not cool.
How do I make sure the domestic partner appears as a domestic partner and not a spouse?
My stepson, Kevin Vincent lives with Kayla Laio. They are not married. Today my sister in law emailed me that she was showing up in her birthday announcement as Kayla Vincent! Oh no! :-) We would all love to see them get married! but not like this! As soon as I saw that this is an emergency (!) I deleted Kayla. But now I want to get her back on as a domestic partner.
I can't seem to get a domestic partnership on the page without getting a wedding ring on the family tree! I tried "none" as a marital option, but the wedding ring icon still remained. Help! Ari
I need help to add a child with only a father. I mean, for example, Rosa and Paco have a child, but Paco have another child from another marriage called toni. I want to add toni to be a child of paco but no a child of the marriage of rosa and paco, just a son of paco, its possibly?
I can't seem to select and save a specific individual in my calendar settings. After selecting a person and pushing save with extended family indicated the site says update successful but the events in the calendar are still for the whole tree and under calendar settings it still says no individual selected still. Can anyone help? Thanks.
I made the family tree from my father's computer, and it works just fine there. But when I tried it on my own computer, the tree doesn't load. It's on the tree maker here on the site, not on the downloadable one. Why is this? Am I missing a plugin or something?
Hi Shadie, I have had the same problem and, until today, had no help or response from MyHeritage. Yesterday I upgraded and now have 'priority help' and had some online help from Esther who directed me to a message somewhere on this site. Therefore I hesitate to give any advice, but this is what I think you have to do.
It seems that editing is extremly limited on the Family site. You cannot delete anyone who has a close relation on the tree. You have to start at the top or bottom of the tree (whichever is closest to the mistake) and delete the parents or children one by one until you reach the mistake. Correct that and then start filling it all in again.
Depending on the size of your tree, the number of mistakes and where they are there must come a point when it is easier to delete the whole thing and start again.
Luckily my mistake was on the edge of my tree and so had to delete and reinstate only about 20 persons. I was looking for some way of linking two sisters who, because of the reinstatement,have become seperated when I came across your email.
Someone agrees with me! This is not the easiest software to use, I seem to spend ages like you digging around for things. Even the Help file is complex even though it looks as it should be easy to use!
Technically I think they have done quite well but the whole thing needs to be humanized now.