That is one BIG plus for ancestry. A subscription allows access to ALL of the records(not just submitted trees), whereas on myheritage you have to pay extra. A discount doesn't quite cut it for most people. This is definitely something they should think about.
In Family Tree Builder (PC) I remember being able to mass edit a particular entry (for example changing the spelling of a name used by many, or even a country of birth) which I used when creating reports for people who spoke different languages (we're a multinational family). I have since swtiched to a MAC and therefore am not able to use Family Tree Builder and can only edit the entries online.
I haven't yet figured out a way to mass edit such entries in the online platform other than just changing entries one by one (there are over 300 names in my database so you can see this would be a pain) and wondered if there was an option I was overlooking? Ideally a MAC version of Family Tree Builder would be available but as it has been requested for years and still no option. Any thoughts?
I have been collecting family information for many years. Now that I am using this website I would like to add a copy of the birth certificates that I have for some of my family members. My idea is to scan the document and add it to that person profile but I don't seem to find the option to add a document I can only add photos or links. If this exists where can I find it? or do I need to pay a subscription to have this possibility?
Another topic, I noticed on the smart matches that in some families, their names of part of their names are as "private" how can I do this in my own family tree.
Documents upload is not limited only to upgraded users. You should be able to upload document files the same way as you upload photos. What happens when you try to upload? Do you get any error message?
Smart Matches are a very good solution for peoples' need to protect the privacy of their family tree, while allowing them to be discovered by relatives.
If other users have a match with your tree, they will be able to see only the overlapping areas in your tree, plus adjacent deceased people, but not adjacent living people who were not matched (they will be displayed as 'Private').
Lately I've experienced that not all of the branches of the familytrees are shown on the screen. I.e. if I'm working at my fathers family my mothers family will not be there unless i choose her, then it will be down loaded. Why is it so? I'm using MyHeritage. Will it help if I upgrades it or is it the Mac I'm using which is not strong enough?
When your tree gets to be a certain size, by design you will only see a part of your tree at at given time,to make processing easier and faster for your computer. The other people in your tree are showed in "pruned" branches (the very small pink and blue icons that you can see above certain individuals).You can click on these icons to show the "hidden" parts of the trees.
It is a shame that many sites have so restrictive policies on the size of a person genealogy.
My genealogy file as a GEDCOM FILE is 540MB and as a Zipped gedcom...99.2MB.
I started my research almost 2 decades ago, and lately I have been concentrating for the last 5 years on accumulating famous people connections buy building a MOST complete family file on the WHO IS who in this WORLD.
But it seems I am running out the places where I can put my DATA. I have exceeded, the limitations of every genealogy web site , i know of. I just got a wealth of genealogy books listing the genealogy of the MOST famous and influenctial people in AMERICA. All it is a matter of is connecting the dots and publishing their pictures along with their biographies.
With a large connected and interlinked database a person can easily calculate relationships.
BUT and a huge BUT is where to put this up coming MONSTER..
I have over 2000 well known famous personalities in the USA and over 50,000 throughout the rest of the world.
Add in all the pictures, and biographies and my total geneaolgy would exceed 2TB...:
The software I use is from LEGACY and sooner or later I will be exceeding it's limitation as well.
The D-base software I am looking for really should have a limitless capability. That way I would never have to worry that my fun will end in the near future. Then I am allowed to use all it's features including Photo and biographic capabilities.