I've had a similar situation, where first cousins married. Just go to the female's box, left click, click on spouses, and attach her to the male. In this way, they also retain their first spouses and they do not show up as double entries in your tree. Please note that only the first spouse will show on tree unless you left click, go to spouses, and click on the second spouse's name. Hope this helps. Happy hunting!
I must be doing something wrong. When I click on add a spouse it creates a second entry for the husband. So I'm not sure how to attach the second spouse to the female without creating a second entry for the person.
Thank you for the upgrade to the online software. This interface has many of the things I have been hoping for. It is a great improvement.
I like the slide out panel with easy access to a persons details (I missed this when I lost the classic view).
I like the fact that I don't have to go into full profile mode to see and edit a persons informaiton.
I like the new photo adding interface. However, I do wish that photos could be uploaded to a folder of my choosing when I am adding photos. I would also like to have more control over which photos I share. i.e. I'd like to put photos in my own folders and then decide which folders I share.
The new interface will save a lot of time editing and reviewing, so thank you very much for your efforts.
Hi folks, i see in my website that on top of the page of the family tree there is a notification saying 181 of 228 people. I have counted the names of familymembers that i have added and that are indeed and only 181 people.
So i wonder where u get those 228. In my family tree builder on my laptop i see that until now i have added 224 people. Is that 228 the result of a previous sync between the website and the FTB perhaps??
I have a similar problem: In my family tree which I work on, I have 133 people, but when I access the tree via the family website, it only shows 87. I have carefully saved and synced each update, so why aren't they appearing on the Family website tree?
I have three Swedish cousins related through my GGGMother. The first two sent my the connections. The third just sent me 32 pages of well referenced material, with a lot of US potential relatives. The problem is that I am running into conflicts with the Swedish names. If you have ever done Swedish work you'll know what I mean. I am running into many confusing people who are cousins to each other.
I want to start a new tree using the 32 pages, starting in 1781.
How do I start with someone other than myself and keep the first tree that I am now using. In other words, I want to have two trees. I want to start in 1781 and work down to and beyond me.
I have been adding data to a branch of my tree. I have now been given a gedcom file from a family member ( who doesnt use MyHeritage) who has much more detail than I have. I would like to import their data onto my tree.
Is there any way to merge the datasets? I am only using the Online site.
A couple of things I would like to explain before we go to the actual instructions on how to merge trees:
1. The process of merging trees can only be done with Family Tree Builder (click here to download it for free).
2. The merging process is not automatic. That means, that you actually will have to merge duplicate people inside the final project manually. Therefore, we only recommend the merging process for two different trees which do not have many of the same people in each one of them. For example: if you receive a file from someone else that already includes you and all your siblings, children, etc... By adding it to your own tree, you wil have all those people appearing twice. It is better to merge when you actually have a branch of a tree that none of the people exist on your own tree, and then you have to simply link that new branch to someone who's already in your tree. Example: if you don't know who your grandfather's mother is, and then you receive a file with all the branch of his mother and you simply will connect that branch to him.
Having that in mind, please click on the link below in order to read a comprehensive explanation on how to merge trees:
As you may know, I'm building my family tree using MyHeritage service. I got another problem. As the tree grows bigger and larger, the size view of the tree is getting ridiculous, especially horizontally. So, can we have an option to rotate the text into vertical position (well, including the person card) when the tree goes beyond a few generations?
Do you know the extra gem on the top right corner of a person card to expand a particular tree? It's very useful. But, why can't we have the same useful trick to collapse an open sub-tree? :)
I build a family tree for my family. I found that the order of siblings in the tree is not consistent. Sometimes it is ordered by the birth date, but sometimes it is ordered by something else. Especially if I add a descendant to the tree below the siblings, it will cause them to change the order. I don't know it is re-ordered based on what criteria.
Is there a way to make the order consistent? I want siblings on every level are ordered based on their birth date, consistently. So simply by looking at the family tree, one would know which is the elder or the younger of the sibling, without digging into their birth date.
Also, if one has more than one spouse... I expect they will be ordered by their wedding date. So simply by looking at the family tree, one would know which spouse is married before or after the other spouse(s). I thought this is a common sense.
I can understand your request, but the display of the siblings in the family site is generated with a very complex system. All persons have to be shown in the correct relationship to each other. Sometimes the order of the siblings cannot be maintained, if other branches are attached to one of the siblings that would cause the tree view to look disoriented. Therefore the system tries to arrange every person in the best way so the tree doesn't have big wholes or lines and you do not have to scroll through empty spaces to see the next person.
However there is still room for improvement of course and I will pass that on to the developers.
Yes, I can understand the complexity. It's hard but it's possible. I've tried other genealogy services, some of them can display the order of siblings correctly (by birth date) without ruining the look of the whole tree. I don't know the details (the algorithm or something) but I know it's very much doable. It's acceptable on the online site since it's dynamic and could display the correct order once in a while (though I don't understand when and why, it's just so). But I don't think it's acceptable on print. I was about to print a branch of my family tree until I noticed that the order of siblings is incorrect. So I canceled it.
I do really hope this will be improved sooner than later because I think this is a serious and important matter. Send my regards to your developer. Good luck. :)
For some time now it have buged me that my web site news column is littered with news of members getting other new memberships. I cant see the relevance of that information in my tree. I cant find any filter that can take this information away but manually remove them. It is my web site and should be my news I want to show my members.
I am the sole web manager to the site and should then also be the only one that has the rights to add something there. Also I dont like the information about mutualy confirmed smart matches there. Important information is fast pushed down the drain and drowns in the volume of insignificant information.