Yes, the current tree has a "bottom up" approach, where the most recent generations are on the bottom. I would like the option to view the tree side-to-side, with the youngest generation on the left. I would also like a way to hide anyone who is not a direct ancestor of the selected person, and I would like to have that functionality on any tree I'm looking at. That would greatly reduce the amount of side-to-side scrolling currently required.
We don't have that option on the tree itself. Nonetheless, you can generate charts which you can create based on descendants, ancestors, direct or indirect relatives, etc.
Place the mouse over the "Family tree" tab and click on "Charts & books". On the page that open, you will see options for different types of charts you can create. If you click on the "Advanced chart settings" on the top of the page, to find options on what you want to show on the chart and how.
I think there will not be any left to right pedigree to work on screen. I use heritage as a landing pad for the family to discuss and view our research. Then I work in Ancestry just for that reason. of course a lot of people cannot afford to use both systems.
Since My Family went away I thought this would be a viable option, guess not.
I agree with this request of this submitter. I understand that I can use the "contact other tree owner" link but this feels like an inefficient work around, especially when you have a lot of matches to review.
However, in addition to options 1 and 2 as proposed in the original message, I would like to add a third option: 3. The proposed match is likely the same person , but some of the associated data is questionable. The questionable data could be for dates, places, other relatives, name spellings, etc.
Without this third option, accepting the match may give the owner of that tree the impression that his "data" is OK. This will lead to the perpetuation of "bad data" in the database. Likewise, rejecting the match could result in the owner thinking that everything he has is wrong, when only some of the data is wrong.
For this option, it would be useful to have check boxes for each likely data category that is questionable with an additional check box for "other" plus a comment field to explain or to provide a suggestion(s).
Having these additional options at the same level as the current reject/confirm level/screen will provide a much more efficient work flow, especially when having to review many matches.
Implementing this third option also logically requires a third tab (in addition to matches confirmed and matches rejected) on the summary screen for each tree comparison. That would allow convenient aggregation of all the third option "likely" matches that need follow-up before they can ultimately be confirmed after the matching tree owner updates his data appropriately, or ultimately rejected if he or she indeed has documentation to support his data and the conclusion is that these are not the same person.
Thank you for your excellent suggestions. We appreciate it very much.
MyHeritage offers a platform for site managers to share and discuss the information they know about their ancestors. Smart Matches are suggestions, triggered by overlapping information in published and accessible family trees of other site managers. You can copy the information with the options "confirm" and "reject", as it also is a personal choice to contact the other site manager and discuss the information published by him. You can simply contact a site manager by clicking on the option 'Contact site manager'. It is furthermore possible to add extra information regarding the Smart Match in the field 'Share your comments about this Smart Match'.
We will keep your suggestion for upgrade in order to investigate possibilities for improvement.
All I get is error codes when searching the newspapers.. Did someone mess up or what?? Bad coding or what is going on???
XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Line Number 1, Column 1: File Not Found
Has anyone else experienced problems with this? Since upgrading to Premium, The detail panel which appears at the left hand side is empty except for the photo. There are no options to edit, add photo, nothing! Can anyone help?
I cannot navigate in this Modern view. I pay for the PREMIUM SITE & have just RENEWED for another year. I am a long time customer & I only use my home computer. I AM NOT Computer LITERATE. It is VERY HARD FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND THIS NEW VIEW. If we pay, we should have some control over how we use the MY HERITAGE SITE.
I would really appreciate your assistance in the return of the CLASSIC VIEW. Thank you, Roselin Shankland
I'm 67 years old and don't like change !! I too like the classic view. But, more importantly now I can't add spouses and other family members. There no longer is a line for adding spouses. I have been recommending your sites to some of my genealogical clients, but lately I'm having second thoughts. I previously wrote you about by difficulty but never received a reply !!
I agree with you. This new view is horrible to say the least! I want to be able to see one whole nuclear family in one screen load and not have to constantly scroll left or right to find out who the parents or siblings are. I will consider another plan if Heritage doesn't put this Classis view back.
That's fine but as a customer my choice will also be to look elsewhere for a new software product when my year expires. An age old axiom is to listen carefully to your customers otherwise you will wind up being obsolete yourself.
The old online family tree editor was based on Adobe Flash technology which has, over time, become outdated and showed a bad performance, specifically for large trees - which resulted in a bad user experience.
The new editor is based on HTML5 which is a top-of-the-notch technology for those kinds of sites and therefore has a better performance and is faster to load big trees.
I understand that it might be hard for some users to spend a few days getting used to changes and new things on the site, but as soon as you get into it, and start having a bigger yet tree than what you already have, you will start to notice and feel the advantages of the New Editor and how it just came for the best.