One reason that could explain why you are not able to edit your tree right could stem from the difference between the types of trees that you could have online.
There are three different types of trees that you can have on a family site; a Web Tree that was made online, a tree that was imported to your family site using a GEDCOM file, or a tree that was made in Family Tree Builder, and published to your family site.
When you create a family tree in Family Tree Builder and publish it to your family site, you CANNOT edit the tree online. If you built your tree in Family Tree Builder, each time you would like to make changes to your tree online, edit your tree in Family Tree Builder and then re-publish your family tree to your family site. This will update the previously published tree (with the same name) on your site.
It would be very handy to have an OPTION to sync the online and local (Family Tree Builder) versions of our trees. Or an OPTION to turn on online editing for a tree and photos we've uploaded from Family Tree Builder. I can see that this should not be the default behavior, but it would be a good OPTION -- with appropriate warnings of course.
We are currently working on a version of Family Tree Builder that will synch with the online site. This version should be out in around 4 months from now (don't hold me to the date).
As well, we do have an option to take a tree that has been published to a family site, and 'flip the switch' to make it editable online for you and your family site members. This does mean, however, that from then on, it will only be edited from the site, and not in Family Tree Builder.
Is there an advantage to updating through Family Tree Builder as opposed to online editing? I'd like another family member to be able to update our tree, but that doesn't work with using the off line Family Tree builder.
One of the advantages of updating online is that it is easier to allow another family member to update your tree. As you know, The Family Tree Builder program is an offline program, which means that one must download the GEDCOM and publish it onto a site if they would like to update anything.
If you would like to allow another family member to edit and update your site, I would recommend the online website. Most features are the same.
I'm No 2 looking for editing help, think I got somewhere though!
Try this - when in Family Tree screen, look to the right of screen and click on 'Family Tree to Display' Click on arrow. You will probably see at least 2 other sites, relating to your site. Choose a different one and then select a member to edit. On left side of screen you should see Edit option under Profile. If not go and choose another 'Family Tree to Display' and do same.
When you find the site that allows you to Edit, I would choose that as my default site to open every time I log on. Default setting are under 'Acccount' tab.
Need help down loading a JPEG photo it comes in but doesn't show up on the card
what can i do
I have kind of the same problem... About 50 photos that imported from family free-market. FTB6 converted and imported data and pics, but no icon showing pic, unable to view. About all data is there, who its associated with etc..Says it can't load file. They were originally .jpg files before entered in FTW 2009 (aka version 18).
I'm at a complete loss with how to use the entirely section in FTB 6.0. Can you point melt some info about it?
thank you for the message. Please read this FAQ, it should help you to solve the problem: http://www.myheritage.com/help/2008/10/why-do-i-see-unknown-individuals-in-my-tree-online-after-i-publish-from-family-tree-builder/en/
What do you need to know? My problem is that just one person has got the name "unknown" and the second name. I just wrote the persons last name when he was born not long ago, and its impossible to change "unknown" to his Christian name.
Sorry, if I stole this thread, but this could be of common interest, I suppose.
If it's impossible to change the person's first name, that's a new one for me. There's just several reasons why it might show unknown if you hadn't added it, but it looks like my information would not have applied in your situation. Sorry.