If You want to invite persons to a specific family tree, You have to build different family sites. Each one with one family tree. To manage all this different sites is time consuming, but it's the only option You have, if You want to hide different trees from different members.
Inviting members is family site specific, not tree specific.
I like the new interactive very much. It is much more user-friendly in general, and by providing dynamically created lists of places entered previously, it is now less likely that typos make it through unnoticed (such as "Untied States" in place of "United States"). However, there is one aspect in which the new interface causes unnecessary extra work.
In the old interface, when you uploaded a picture to the site in tree mode (a picture that gets automatically attached to the record, from which it is uploaded), the picture used to assume the name on the record as the default title. If you wanted to change it, you could do so manually in picture album mode afterwards. This was reasonable.
In the new interactive interface, pictures uploaded in tree mode assume the file name on my computer as the default title. This is not user-friendly. No one is interested to know what a picture file is called on my computer. The site users want to know who is displayed on that picture. Hence I need to go in and change every single picture title manually. Please, revert back to the previous default.
I know where to go to change the language for this site from Dutch to English, but then I can't seem to get it to STAY in English when I go to a different page, or when I close down and return another time. I am STILL getting my NEWSLETTER emails in Dutch, when I have repeatedly changed my site language to English! This is very annoying! Please help!
MyHeritage tries to be helpful. The software notices that you are living in the Netherlands, and consequently, it assumes Dutch to be your native language.
Just to the left of where you change the site language (upper right corner), you see your name displayed. Behind is a pull-down menu. Click on "Account settings," and select English as the language for sending you email messages. This should hopefully do the trick.
The Classic and Modern Views have been discontinued.
I can understand that you might have doubts when you find the online tree you're familiar with has changed.
The article below will give you a better explanation on the advantages of the New Tree.
So, what's so great about the new tree?
The look of the tree hasn't changed much so you don't need to relearn how to use the tree. Viewing, navigating and searching the tree is basically the same and editing the tree is very much the same as well.
There are some nice additions though, like the Radar, which allow you to see a "map" of the tree and instantly jump to any place. In the previous version if you wanted to travel through the tree, you had to click and drag endlessly to get anywhere.
The new tree editor only has one style (or view) right now - the Classic view has been discontinued - but that will change as we're adding some new styles so you will still be able to see the tree in the view you like best.
We streamlined the editing options. For example, in the previous version of the family tree editor you also had a lot of other options that didn't really belong in the ADD phase. All those options have appropriate places now that make much more sense. There are more flexible options for adding dates in the new tree editor. You can add dates like "before", "after", "from...to...", etc. Adding and editing marriages and partnerships is quicker now too as the fields are located in the instant, basic editing fields.
Birthday and anniversary notifications are bigger and brighter, add me cards show you where you need to add more ancestors, you can invite people directly from the tree by adding email addresses and more.
An important change in the new online family tree is that it is now HTML5 based. This means you can access and edit the tree from any mobile device or tablet, which was not possible before. The switch to HTML5 also made it possible for us to offer editing in the MyHeritage app, which is great for people who edit their trees online - you can now truely edit your tree anywhere, anytime.
Family Tree Builder users will also benefit from editing in the new tree as version 7.0 of the program will offer the ability to make edits online and integrate them into your tree in the program.
We're really starting to bring together all the different aspects of MyHeritage to give you a more seamless experience.
There are a lot of good things about the new online family tree. I hope you will give the new online family tree a try and come to appreciate the improvements we've made.
Can I add an opinon on the matter? I am sure there are a number of reasons that one can claim when comparing the new layout with the former views, but I do not understand why you did not implement a horizontal view as an alternative to the vertical one. Trying Ancestry or Geni, it is very apparent that the vertical is a more "economical" view with regards to the usage of the display. Browsing a large tree is a lot simpler if you get as many members as possible up on the screen and your navigator (whatever you call it) in the lower left in the GUI does not really help very much in my opinion.
So, is there any plans in your product roadmap to implement that viewing alternative?
when I download a familytree it is not showing the birth- and deathplace. am I doing anything wrong in settings or is it a limitation in the program. if so it is bad when you do a printout for ordering a poster.
Is it that the information is already in the tree and does not show on the poster?
If so, you probably know all this, but:
If you can see details of birth or death or other details it is because someone else has gone to the trouble of looking them up (family records, other trees, birth certificates, etc.) .
Though I have not yet used it (I have other resources; but I AM thinking about it) the My Heritage Record Matching system now seems to be really good. It costs a little extra but gives you access to lots of records.
With something like this you also can expand the information available about individuals in the family tree.
We offered the Find a Grave collection for free at MyHeritage, as this collection was created on a voluntary basis and therefore should be free to access for the Genealogy community. Ancestry bought Find a Grave and we were forced to remove the collection from our website. Therefore we no longer offer the Find a Grave collection for free on MyHeritage, this also includes records, that were already saved by you in the past. Since Ancestry now is the owner of this collection, we were legally bound to remove the collection and every record of it from our website.
We now offer you to use our Billion Graves collection for free, as Billion Graves is built on the same idea: Volunteers take pictures of graves and upload them for the community. If you would like to help increase this collection, you are more than welcome to volunteer and participate taking pictures of graves using the BillionGraves app.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused. As stated above, removing Find a Grave was not our intention nor our decision.
Apparently Ancestry.com. bought find a grave and took all records with them. They say its still free but don't try thru Ancestry.com. I had better luck just googling find a grave, but hard to match onto your account. If you discover a way, please ; let us know. It was an excelllent Source of information.
Ancestry and MyHeritage are competitors. They are the two largest (most successful) Genealogy sites on the Internet. Ancestry still has an edge over MyHeritage as far as US records are concerned, whereas MyHeritage is better linked internationally. In the past, Ancestry's research features were far superior to those offered by MyHeritage, but this has changed. The research features offered by MyHeritage (to paying customers) are now truly excellent ... and Ancestry notices that it is losing members to MyHeritage. Thus, if they can make MyHeritage be a little less successful, look a little less attractive, they will surely not miss the opportunity. This is what happened here -- nothing personal, just business.