I have been working with family genealogy since early 1999 , and like you I have a large tree with many extended families.
I call it my speculative tree, actually it turns out to be a source tree. As I find and verify bloodlines, family members closely related to my core family then I transfer to my direct Maternal/Paternal tree. This one I will publish for the immediate family.
The source tree is public so everyone can take advantage of all my research, so it may help someone in their travels in the fog.
Never thought about incororpating something like that into a program. All I do is Just remove a direct line and work on it, then merge it back in. Requires a lot of back up to prevent contamination and corrupt data getting into the mix.
ok it cant be that unusual that a person changes surname several times (due to several marriages, or just "for fun"). How can that be handled?
The best thing iould be if every person had several surnames fields, (with connected date and reason for change fields) but now I can only find "name as married" name as unmarried" (only for women for some strange reason, men changes their familynames quite often to their wifes here in sweden) and "earlier name".
But if someone have been married 2 (or more) times? Or been married and then later created a new family name? Can this be filed somehow?
I realise it might not have been as common in the older days, but when tracking current relatives it would be very useful, since all kinds of name changes are pretty normal nowadays (at least here in sweden and scandinavia)
A related question: In Sweden it is not that uncommon (nowadays) that a husband takes his wife's name in marriage. But the fields for birth name vs married name only shows up for women. Is there a way to fix this?
(I know there are more name-options in FTB, but I'd really like to be able to do this on the web as well)
I think in tune with your cocept that the same applies for name variations.
One needs a "index name" becuse some family names are spelled many ways but they Doo come from the same root.
More needs to be explored on the NAMES issue and I support your concept.
I think you will find that you can have vary the default name for a male such that it CAN be varied as a marry name. it Does Exists 00 but I cant look right now. If you cant find it report back here and I WILL find it.
Hello. I started the tree in 2009 and only now it is getting a spin. I added a few admins so they can manage tree too like editing and adding new ppl but they are able only do pictures. Please check attached files. What should I do to make them able to edit? I understand it is given by default but not in my case. Thank you
Every photo editor I've used (e.g., PhotoImpact, Photoshop Elements) will open TIFF files and Save As JPEG. I use this facility to make all of my site pictures JPEG. (Of course I save in a different folder!)