If I am a member of another MyHeritage family's site, can I import their tree as a GEDCOM, edit out what I don't need, and then add it to my tree? I'm looking for a way to build my tree as efficiently as possible. I notice that some families have extremely large trees, and I was just wondering if they built them by combining trees. Thanks.
Keep in mind that you will have to manually delete duplicates, and also define all the links between the two trees. You can then export a gedcom file again from Family Tree Builder (FTB), or publish the tree from the program to the Family Site.
I exported a GEDCOM file from the Family Tree Builder. The program suggested to create a sub-folder and exported all photos into it, as expected.
However, when I uploaded The GEDCOM file to MyHeritage.com, all images were lost. They were not uploaded with the GEDCOM file.
Additionally,instead of replacing the on-line family tree, a duplicate copy was created on import. (Or is this by design?)
I have now two trees:
One with images, a non-editable, Family Tree Builder based version.
Another one, fully editable on-line - but no images...
What to do?
I've found a lot of old info on this, but nothing recent, and nothing that I can understand. So, basically, I have created (or am creating) 2 trees, possibly on 2 different sites. One tree is the Rutherford tree, which I am connected to through my great grandmother on my mother's side. Another is the Howe tree, which I am connected to through my great grandmother on my father's side. I would like to keep them as two separate trees, but have them link to each other, because of myself, my siblings, and my parents. Is there any way to do this, and if so, how?
Recently, I searched my own name in Google Images and I found out that the people I added to my family tree were there. As much as I want to keep the family tree in place, I did not wish for the photos to suddenly show up on Google as it was never there a couple of weeks ago. After finding this out, I had to put my family tree/site on private but as of now, they are still there and I'd like to ask if there's any way I can stop Google from showing images in my family tree?
It can take some time (really long time) it depends on how MyHeritage has set up the Google indexing. I really dont know, but the links should not be useable any more as the album you have selectedis not public anymore. But please test it...
The setting on your family site should be effective almost emmediatly.
Google changes the way it searches for things all the time without telling anywone. Often people who want their webpages found have trouble with it and people who don't want their info to be found have it put out there for everybody to see.
Mine does that sometimes. It happens at various stages of an update with various results. Usually just reopening the tree gets me back to where I was and the edit I madeis there. A couple of times tonight(within a few minutes), I added or updated a person and got that. When I got back, the update wasn't there. Hasn't happened since then though.
Hi Thomas, if you are working in Family Tree Builder you are correct, it does not show both partners at the same time. You have to select which partner to display from the person with two partners. This can not be changed.
However the family tree displayed on the MyHeritage web site will show both partners at the same time once you have published your tree to the MyHeritage web site.
I converted your tree into a Web tree. You can always write us and we will be able to convert the tree format for you.
Please note that if the name of a tree changes in the Family Tree Builder and is then published to the site, it will be published as a new tree and therefore you may be receiving the Smart Matches again.