the only consequences of regularly exporting or importing Gedcom files is that Gedcom files are all unique and never replace other files. This may cause some confusion, if certain files are more updated than others. This is why we suggest only working with as few files as necessary at a time.
Colorful Shaver Characters
Jim, I have a question. I've been going through the records I have and I am certain that my great great grandfather, John Shaver, married his niece, Sarah J. Shaver (his brother Samuel's daughter) as his 2nd wife. I cannot figure out how to show that. Do you know?
We do all of our editing OnLine and do not use FTB so the online tree remains editable to all Members and in sync with the information and picture we have contributed. I can not find a way to attach an online person to another online person in "Help or "Forums".
Also, In the Left Panel under Facts -> Comment, the feild is limited to 250 charaters. How can I publish a longer anecdote about a person and have it attached to their position in Our Tree?
We are actually in the middle of working on creating the attach/detach feature in the online tree so that users can show people that appear in their twice without having them listed twice as separate people.
This feature is currently only available in Family Tree Builder, but it should be ready for release within the next few months for the online tree.
Regarding the facts that get cut off at 250 characters, this is a bug that we are aware of, and in the meantime, we suggest that you start new facts whenever you have more than that to write in the fact.
I looked at my "Family news" section & saw another user tag some people. Some of the people weren't on my tree yet. When I looked at the tree I saw that these people haven't been added to the tree - seems that these people have only their profile page.
I wanted to associate them to a relevant place on my tree but there is no such option. I have only the following option under "actions" box for these users: Ancestors, Descendants, Relationship to me, Photos , Timeline.
The only thing you can do at this point in time is to delete people one by one. We don't have an option to allow you to trim a branch of the tree.
(Our family tree software can do this, but it takes many steps to convert the tree, make the changes and import it back to your site, so I don't really recommend trying to use the software at this stage. However, if you would really like to know the steps I can tell you. Let me know.)
You can be a member in his family site and you can get Smart Matches with his tree, but we don't have a function that lets you join your two trees together so that if you click on his entry in the tree you can actually navigate to his tree. We're considering doing something like this in the future.
I've spotted a distant relative who is categorized as being in a 'nebraska web site ' ( I cannot remember the exact term, sorry),
and could not see the entire details for her descendants, nor how to contact the (presumably) living relative who place the details there. I've made an application to join the site , about 3 or 4 days ago, and been told to wait for a response from the person responsible . Is it odd that I haven't heard a thing, or am I just a little bit impatient ?
the site's name was simply "nigh" (the version existing now, only having me and my parents is the one that i'm pretty sure everything was deleted from. i had it going back 5 or 6 generations. not a small feat for my family)..