I sympathise with you and the problems you are experiencing. I had very similar problems. Doubling of people, corrupted albums, duplicate albums. It all sound very familiar. I eventually stopped using sync all together because I could no longer trust it.
With a bit of luck you will have a backup on your own computer that is not corrupted. Backups are create in the backup folder of your project. FTB makes these backups for you.
That does not help you with the online site being a mess or with edits made only online. When you have completely cleaned up the online site you can download it to FTB - rather than sync. Close the old project and use the "Manage" option to rename it. Create a new project and then use the option File > Restore Project. Choose restore from online site. This will download the whole online site to a new project on your computer.
Hopefully someone from MH can help you a little more with some of your mess.
I doubt it seems to be a limited amount of support with really stupid solutions when you do get a reply. My son tells me it may be something to do with Cloud and multiple servers creating issues for Mh End. Thanks any way
You can add it into the Family Tree Builder as an image and associate it to the people related to that coat of arms' family. (Only note that you can associate maximum of 100 people to a single image) (How do I add photos to the Family Tree Builder?)
Thanks for the details on the various ways to invite a user to view and contribute to the tree.
I was more interested in ways to share the site in a read-only way. What I noticed is that I can share the URL to my site with anyone and they can view it as a non-member but lots of entries are labeled Private. It should have been obvious to me before, I now see all the Priavte entries are for living relatives only.
I think the conclusion is that deceased ancesters are public and any still living are private.
For privacy reasons, the trees that are public only show living people as private. That is because in a family tree you may have many living people that are not aware their information is being portraid online.
You do still have a link to share with other people, but those who haven't been invited to become members will see only the information of deceased people in your tree. Your site's link is availalbe on your site settings section:
1. Click on your own name on the top right corner of the site and click on "Site settings"
2. On the page that opens, click on "General" on the top menu.
Regarding the members, you can also invite people and yet now allow them to edit or add information on your family site and tree. In other words, just set it as 'see-only'. To learn more about it, please visit the link below:
In research on MH, I find people and relations that might someday fit into my family tree, but I am not ready to paste them in now. Is there a good way to save these interesting findings for further consideration?
What about saving such findings as separate trees? As you may create as many different trees as you want on your family site, I find this the best way to save information that might become useful some day.
I am sort of working on the same idea but in reverse.
I want to have a family tree that does not include people too remote from me, as a permanent record, and another to work on.
At the moment I have two trees. I started the second when I was worried about possibly losing some data because of some computer difficulties.
Like you I have a tree that includes many people I think might be related or might lead to people who are fairly closely related.
So. I will probably keep the second tree as the permanent Record. I will trim off the branches or twigs not wanted, and set THAT tree up so that no-one can alter it, and so it is not connected to Smart Matches etc.
In Family Tree Builder you can prevent syncing of specific people, specific notes, specific facts, or certain facts for all people with your online family site, hide privatized info from charts and reports, and exclude privatized info from GEDCOM exports.
To edit these privacy settings for your tree, click on ‘Tools’ menu in the upper menu bar and choose ‘Advanced Privacy Settings’.
Use the ‘Add’ button to add names, facts and other data units that will be privatized.
You can easily recognize privatized people in the tree in Family Tree Builder by the lock icon in the person card.
Once you sync your tree with the site, all privatized data will be shown as ‘Private’.
I've used the discover hub a couple of times now, and for my needs, adds data from other trees more efficiently.
The issue I have is if there is multiple Discover Hub 'finds' for very differnt tree bracnhes, if I accept the first 'find' and return to the Discovery Hub link from the main page, the other 'finds' are gone for a few days.
Is Discovery Hub losing the additional matches until it recalculates?
An Instant Discovery™ is a "package" of family history information that you can apply in one click. If an individual in your family tree connects to a branch in another family tree, you'll be alerted about this and can then choose to add everyonein that branch (up to 40-50 people) to your tree, who is not already there, in one go, rather than manually add people one by one, and amend the data piece by piece.
Every Instant Discovery™ is based on a match, which is found by our Smart Matching™ technology, and we filter out incorrect matches automatically. Instant Discoveries™ complement Smart Matches™ in how the information is applied to the user's tree. With Smart Matches™, information is added to the tree one fact at a time, one person at a time, manually. With Instant Discoveries™ an entire branch can be copied in a single click, along with all facts, events and photos, and source citations are automatically created in the target tree to document exactly where the data came from. To protect the privacy of other users, Instant Discoveries™ never bring information on living people.
We've already processed millions of family trees on MyHeritage for Discoveries out of the 28 million existing trees added by our users, and found that more than 50% of the trees will enjoy one or more Discoveries! The success rate increases as your tree grows (for example, a tree with 100 individuals will enjoy at least one Discovery almost always, and often many more). Even if your tree isn't growing, the success rate will still increase each day as MyHeritage adds millions of records and profiles every day, collecting more data to compare against your tree.
World map of Discoveries
MyHeritage users around the world have already begun enjoying Discoveries and adding them to their trees. To get a feel for the great things people are discovering, we've created a fun interactive map, showing the users making Discoveries on MyHeritage around the world, almost in real-time. Click the image below to view the interactive map.
World map of Discoveries - click to view the interactive map now!
Notifications and the Discovery Hub™
MyHeritage users will soon receive email notifications about Instant Discoveries™. About once a week, users will be informed about the best Discovery we've found for them. Additionally, all Discoveries are accessible as of this week through our newly released Discovery Hub™. This new and easy-to-use section in family sites on MyHeritage, which is as innovative as the technology behind it, allows beginners and advanced genealogists alike to automate long manual processes and add new information in a few simple steps, using a beautiful and animated set of screens.
The new Discovery Hub™
In the coming few months, the Discovery Hub™ will evolve and pool all Instant Discoveries, Smart Matches and Record Matches in one place with easy-to-use functionality and new features, that are more than a year in the making, providing a full, rich platform for users to discover their family history using our technologies.
Getting Started with Instant Discoveries™
All pages on MyHeritage family sites now have a new menu for easier navigation. The menu now sports larger fonts that are easier to follow. A new "Discoveries" tab contains all areas related to family history discoveries such as Smart Matches, Record Matches, and the new Instant Discoveries™ through the Discovery Hub.
To access Instant Discoveries™ click the new "Discoveries" tab on your family site and select "Discovery Hub".
The new family site navigation
If a Discovery was found for you, click "View Discovery" to view its details. If not, add some more people to your tree so that a new Discovery will be found.
The Discoveries Hub™ page where you can view your best Discoveries
Note that the Discovery Hub shows you the best Discoveries found for you, and you can flip through the top ones if more than one is available, using the arrows provided.
The page also tells you where the Discovery was found. If it was found in another tree, it will tell you who manages it, and their country of residence.
Viewing a Discovery will display the match on which it is based, and you will be asked to confirm whether MyHeritage got it right. Click "Yes" if the person in your tree does seem to you to be the same person in the other tree or record.
Confirming the match upon which the Discovery is based
If you confirmed, you will then see the additional people that can be added to your tree, along with their names, relationship to your match, and their profile photos. Click "Add to my tree" to automatically add all this information directly to your family tree! We call this "Applying" an Instant Discovery™.
Click "Add to my Tree" to apply the Discovery
Alternatively, click "Reject Discovery" if you are not interested in applying it, or you now think that the match on which the Discovery is based, is incorrect.
When a Discovery is applied, your tree gains all available information about every individual: all names, events, dates, places, etc, and any photos tagged to that individual (including the profile photo).
Growing your tree
After applying a Discovery, you will be taken to your family tree where a message will summarize what has just taken place:
Confirmation of a Discovery applied to family tree
Your tree will be updated, showing you with "NEW" labels all the new people just added to your tree:
Family tree enriched with new information
The convenient "NEW" markers will remain for 15 minutes and will then go away.
You can now explore your tree and click on the new entries to view their profiles and see what info you've just gained about each individual. You will also begin receiving Smart Matches and Record Matches for those new entries, as well as additional Instant Discoveries™, so your tree will now expand even faster.
The Discovery Hub sounds really interesting, but I haven't got it yet. I can understand if you roll it out gradually, but since your blog stated that it already was available to everyone more than two weeks ago, I'm getting a bit impatient.