I had a couple of questions about these invitations as well. When someone else invites me to join their tree, I find I've automatically joined it, whether I wish to or not. Is there a way to stop this from happening? Second, why can't I delete membership in these same sites. I hit the "X" but it will not remove me as a member of the sight???? Thanks.
Many people have a hard time staying married. its not just YOUR ancestor!!.
But easy to "add Spouse" and then add another spouse.
watch though how it sorts them.
I like to have my multiple marriages sorted from first to last, but MY takes the view that last is current and works back to first.
But you can sort them ANY way you like.
Make sure you assign any children to the correct couple .
And if you dont know his/her name then use unknown - then save data then when you reopenb it go in a delete the unknown and yoy will have - single father ( or mother) but dont try and do it one step it will not work.
"And if you don't know his/her name then use unknown - then save data then when you reopen it go in a delete the unknown and you will have - single father ( or mother)" (Sorry for the corrections! )
Do you mean completely delete the record, or just disconnect from the other person?
I have a similar situation, the mother had 2 boys "out of wedlock", then later married and had 3 children by someone else. At least I think it was someone else as their children have his surname, whereas the 2 boys had her surname. I tried disconnecting the Not Known NOT KNOWN - my terms for an unknown person as I have my own website, and the program used to generate the families doesn't recognise Unknown as a name, it simply lists the name as ?, whereas my way will list as Not Known - for Forename/s - and NOT KNOWN for SURNAMES.
But I ran into trouble by disconnecting.
I just went into that particular family and disconnected the mother from the Unknown "partner", and it worked! On the mother's card it lists Husband - for this example we'll call him Joe BLOW - and also "Single mother". Thanks again for your tip. I think the problem I had earlier trying to disconnect him was I did it straight after the children were added and I hadn't saved the file.
Helt plötsligt har jag fått flera hundra smart matches. Ett exempel: de två personerna har samma kön och allt annat olika, ändå visar programmet att det är 36% överensstämmelse. Jag vill inte ha en massa ovidkommande matchningar.
Det har nog fungerat så här i ett år. Det konstiga är att ibland får man att alla matchar är korrekta och ibland ingen. Tycker mig se ett mönster där det verkar mer fel om man har våra ÅÄÖ eller andra specialtecken tex med apostrof med i namnen. För att vara teknisk så kan det vara hanteringen med att jämföra samma/liknande namn men olika stavning som spårar ur. Tidigare fick man fel matchningar på syskon men nu får man till och med på fel kön men det tror jag är en annan sak. Har ibland av misstag satt en person till man när det skulle vara kvinna och rättat detta men det verkar följa med ändå av någon anledning (personen visas på fel könsida i FTB i alla fall).
Jag försöker skapa en GEDCOM fil från MyHeritage för att kunna ladda upp den i Ancestry, men det går inte. När jag exporterat ett par gånger så får jag två helt olika filer, men ingen av dem accepteras av Ancestry som en GEDCOM fil. Vad gör jag för fel?
Every day I get lots of mails from MH telling me that "there are XX new updats......" in this or that page and a link to click that tells me "See the updates now".
I thought I knew a lot but this beats me. The link takes me to the home page for the web-site mentioned and thats it! Does "see the updates" mean I can only see the news on that page? I was stupid enough to think that the updates were the same as NEW additions to the tree. Frankly I´m not interested in getting mails telling me that 20 people have been members on a new site, that the siteowner has found 55 new matches with his/her tree or other information that doesn´t interest me at all.
For once I totally agree with you. I suggested some years ago that there should at least be a separate page for smart matches to be skipped if you are not interested. I quickly scan these updates for new pictures and actual updates, take a quick look at the 100 most recent pictures and leave. And sometimes I don't bother at all.
I have hundreds of e-mails about SmartMatches that I think I should simply delete as I get them. The only ones that may be an exception are the "mutually confirmed SmartMatch" notifications.
Many people no doubt use these e-mails to look up and check the correctness of SmartMatches and for them the e-mails give them a system.
What I do is work through the matches in Family Tree Builder, using the website's ('a particular tree'), "People", "Last name" listing and selecting the entries which have 'matches to confirm'. (I have two screens and that is almost necessary for my system).
Though this is a bit off the original track which was about 'updates' to trees.
I, too, find the FTB matches more useful and more informative. I have found some genuine gold nuggets there and it is much easier to ignore junk matches and those of no interest. There is no requirement to confirm or reject, either.
Ingrid, I am unsure about your comment, "There is no requirement to confirm or reject, either".
When I actually look up, in Family Tree Builder, SmartMatch View, the name of the person proposed as a match, I am asked to confirm or reject the match. Or leave it unconfirmed in which case it stays on the page forever...
So after checking and updating details, that is what I do...
Well...smart matches are a problem: can't live without them, but hell to live with and I feel guilty ignoring them. After a maintenance accident destroyed over 20000 I had previously confirmed, I decided (after warning folks with whom I had many, many matches) to confine myself to confirming new ones that someone had previously confirmed AND looked useful only, after having mentally issued an apology in a general direction all around for those I ignored. You are obviously a lot more conscientious and I used to be, but I am still fixing damage.