I love the way family tree displays the three on the interface for data entry, but I still would like to be able to print standard pedigrees with continuing numberation by way of reports. As it is, I am having to export my data to GEDCOM, and then to import that into one of the other copeting programs which all do pedigrees. This is getting very tiring, and as I view it, a serios drawback on an otherwise wonderful program.
Thank you for your message. I am happy to hear that you like the new tree display.
I would like to pass your feedback to the responsible department for consideration. If you could provide more details of what you would like to have inlcuded in the print options, this would be very helpful.
Please send your detailed input to our Support Team. Please use our "Help" section to contact support. Please type in a question in the help center and please scroll down to the end of the suggested answers and use the option "Contact an Agent".
I'm another user who would like pedigree view implemented. The current tree view is SO big, it's frustrating having to scroll back and forth to find what I'm looking for. Please insitutute pedigree view ASAP.
The old online family tree editor on MyHeritage was loved by our users, but it was based on Adobe Flash technology which has, over time, become obsolete. We aim to constantly provide our users with the best tools for building their family trees, so the tree editor had to be reinvented, and developed from scratch using newer technologies such as HTML5 and Angular JS. The new family tree editor is faster and easier to use. It runs smoothly on smartphones and tablets. Another important benefit is that Record Matches can now be accessed directly from the family tree. Most importantly, the new editor provides better performance, especially for large trees.
The enhanced family tree editor provides easy-to-use navigation functions. The zoom control is now located in the upper right corner of the tree and is always visible. You can zoom in or out of the tree using the pre-set sizes (which look like droplets and can be clicked), or the zoom slider. The more you zoom in, the more information you will see (e.g. no dates at low zoom levels, then birth and death years appear, and then complete dates at the maximum zoom levels). The farther out you zoom, the more people will be visible on the screen. Pan the tree with the mouse (drag & drop) or click the four arrows on the zoom control. On smartphones and tablets, simply use hand gestures to pan the tree, and use pinch-zoom gestures to zoom in or out. Click the house (home) icon on the zoom control to return to the root person in the tree.
Another new navigation feature is the "radar". You will find it in the bottom left corner of the tree, when the Details Panel is closed. The radar looks like a circle. Click the circle to open the radar and a green rectangle will appear showing which tree portion is currently displayed on the screen. You can drag the green rectangle to jump quickly to another area in the tree. This is an excellent way to gain better orientation and navigate quickly in a large tree.
Have a large tree? You can use the slider shown below to limit the number of generations displayed. Some people prefer to display the tree with fewer Person Cards. Use the boxes below "Card display options" to include or remove features such as email entry boxes, Add-Me cards and more.
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.
Well, now I know that it just isn't there. Aw shucks, and I hope they put it in. It's a nice site other than not having a compact pedigree view. I also don't use it for much because of that limitation.
Yeah, I hate it too for that reason. I WILL NOT renew my membership in a year... hopefully by then I'll be able to have a SITE that does offer WHAT I want.... sad that the "developers" don't seem to CARE abt. what their customers want..... SHAMEFUL in my view!!!!!
I apologize that the feature you all suggested in this Forum thread is still unresolved.
We are aware of your requests and doing our best to resolve it as soon as we can. Your feedback is very important to us and we address every request that we receive.
You should remember that our system handles very complex databases and records and provides many genealogy tools. Every service and feature that is released goes through months of testing.
Bugs and feature requests are prioritized according to how many users write to support about them and how much resources and time they require of the development team. Some bugs that seem minor may actually be related to the infrastructure and require major changes that effect many other features.
We do our best to fix and implement the issues you report with the resources available to us. As much as we would like to, we can't fix every bug and feature that is requested.
We are aware that as a customer you look for the best tools to aid you in your work.
I hope you will understand as we work to resolve the issue you reported.
Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this matter.
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.