I agree with you. I once suggested that MH could set out family trees (for printing, especially; probably not in the web site) in the form of a scroll. That is, or could be, your 'horizontal expansion'. There are printers available (you might have to work with a commercial printer, or MH could do it) which print on a continuous roll of paper.
And you could do it on A3 width paper, say, to see lots of information at the same time. Perhaps even wider paper. That would give the space needed to continue the 'family lines', there would be a lot of them in a big tree.
And if it got very long you could certainly set it up as a scroll, unrolling it from one end as you rolled it up at the other. It's old technology used in Jewish religious writings, and still used in riverboat charts which you unroll as you go along the river.
Definitely do-able, with a 'careful designer and a good programmer'; and input from the Genealogists in My Heritage.
Sajnos annak, hogy a teljes családfát lássa fizikai akadálya van. Lehetsége egy 8-10 fös fánál, de ha a fa több személyt tartalmaz, a kicsinyítés egy pontján, már nem láthat betüket, csak a "box"-ot. Probáljon postert készíteni és kinyomtatni, akkor az oldalak összeragasztgatása után a teljes fa látható.
meg lehetne azt oldalni, görgetéssel, belenagyítással. Jelenleg úgy 100 fő van a családfámon, az még simán megoldható lenne egy széles fával, meg némi tervezéssel. Ha valaki azt mondja, a dizájn kivitelezhetetlen, keresni kell egy másik dizájnert, aki kreatívabban használja az erőforrásokat meg a modern technikát.
Nyomtatni ragaszgatni nem akarok, azért csinálom digitálisan, hogy ez elkerülhető legyen.
A family member of mine who is also an administrator on my website recently downloaded a GEDCOM file of my website to his computer. He then installed the newest version of Family Tree Builder and imported the GEDCOM file into FTB. While he did this, FTB automatically synchronized itself with the website and uploaded the just downloaded version back to MyHeritage.
This caused problems with a number of the pictures on the website. The most prevalent problem was the following. For spouses of family members I offer their family crest as a picture attached to them. In some cases, the same family name appears three or more times. As I don't want to have multiple versions of the same photograph in my picture gallery, I had to manipulate these pictures a bit. The way I did it was to upload the picture multiple times so that it would appear both as a picture of each of these people and also as a personal photograph. I then manually deleted the picture again for each of them except one, and then tagged the other people to that picture. In this way, the picture appeared in the picture gallery only once, and yet, I get it as a personal picture attached to each record.
After uploading the GEDCOM into FTB, the website had changed. The personal picture had disappeared from all records except one (the original one), but instead, a copy of that picture was created and added to each person. Thus, I now had the same picture again multiple times in my picture gallery, and I didn't have the picture associated any longer as personal photograph with the records. It took me most of a day's work to fix the website again.
How do I prevent FTB from synchronizing with the MyHeritage website automatically?
Your pictures may be too big in size. If you upload modern digital photographs of 3 MBytes in size or more, MyHeritage may have difficulties handling those. I recommend that you resize/resample your pictures to below 1 MBytes. To this end, it usually suffices to reduce them in size to 1024 pixels for the larger of the two dimensions. Then My Heritage should be able to handle them without any difficulties.
I received the results back from my.familytreedna.com (myftdna) and I was wanting to know how do I upload those results to my MyHeritage page? I'm trying to transfer those results on this site. I also have information on familysearch.org that I have saved. How do I transfer that as well? Any information is helpful. Thank you in advance.
Simply go to the tree display by clicking on the "Family Tree" button.
Click on the " " sign that is located on the bottom of the persons' cards.
Choose the kind of relationship you would like to add to the person.
I wasn't able to detect any problems with individuals that were born in 1918, if you still have problems with it I would need more details as to what exactly happens when you try to add the individual.
If they are a member of a family tree, just place the curser over their name. It will display the sites they belong to. Pick one and click on their name and it will give you the option to contact that person. Click on contact and send your message. Happy hunting!
But what if you're only a "free member"---how do you contact another member??? Every time I have clicked on the "contact" the window shows up for paying the different fees----is that the only way (to pay a fee) to be able to contact another member on the myheritiage web site????
I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to that. It's been so long since I was a free member, rather than a paying member, that I just don't recall. You might try requesting a membership in the other relative's site. Good luck!
Already tried the "requesting a membership" on the other relative's site--but all I get is the "fee" listings. I'm already a "paying" member on another same type of web site and can't afford to pay on this web site too--so guess I'm just out of luck with being able to contact anybody on this web site. Found out only "paying" members have the ability to "confirm" matches and are able to contact other web site members.
I recently downloaded one of my trees into the new version of the Family Tree Builder. In the Tree Builder I've noticed that some photos have a picture of an old-style camera and when I click on that, it says the photo failed to load. Why would that be? Is there some way to resolve?
I'm also not sure if my tree is really syncing properly. I've edited details on a photo, gone on-line, and see that those new details were not there.
Love My Heritage but like some others it seems to take lots of time to get a response - even when you are a premium subscription member so I thought I'd check here on this issue, this time.
The camera photos appear when the family tree builder can't find the files on your computer, but it does recognize that there should be a photo associated to a person. In order to restore the photos I would recommend trying the following instructions:
1) Click on the "Photos" button.
2) Click on the "Photos" option from the upper toolbar (where "File" and "Edit" are also located) and click on "Restore Photos from site"
Hopefully this will restore the photos that you don't have on your computer from site.
Regarding the syncing of the tree not being functional:
I can see that you have two different trees, and one of them was synced yesterday - while the other one was synced on the 24th of August.
Thanks for trying to help, Daniel. I just followed your instructions to restore the photos from the family tree and received the message that "116 photos could not be restored." So I'm afraid that didn't work. Any other suggestions? Is it possible that these photos were not tagged (some of them - but not all - were images of antique postcards) that that is why they failed to load?
As for having two trees at my website, initially (a while ago) I had thought I wanted both trees downloaded into the Tree Builder but it didn't work out well and resulted in many photo issues that I was fixing on-line as recently as last week. I was told to uninstall my Tree Builder (which was apparently not the most current version) and install the newest version. I did this a couple of weeks ago - approximately. When I did this, I decided to keep my "Gregg-Wheaton II" tree ~OUT~ of the Tree Builder since it had caused problems before and only loaded the "Brown-Gregg" into the Tree Builder - I thought. Then I started being urged to put the Gregg-Wheaton II tree into the Tree Builder but I resisted the suggestion - or so I thought. I am OK with and, in fact, actually prefer to edit that tree on-line.
All of this being said, why would the Tree Builder software try to sync with a tree that's not in it? That is, you said it synced on the 24th. Did I successfully remove the G-W II tree from the tree builder or not?
And how do I get the missing photos back into the Tree Builder? Whew! Lots of problems but I appreciate any help you can provide.
You can also make sure that the family tree builder won't automatically sync it back to your computer by shutting off the automatic sync (if it's turned on) by going to Tools > Options > Sync > Automatically sync... - disable that function.
Importing trees from Ancestry with photos may not work because of the way Ancestry stores the information in the GEDCOM that you export. I would recommend contacting Ancestry's support to check if you can find a way to export images along with the project.
I would also be glad if you could supply me with more information regarding the other problem to our support team.