As you may already know, with the new Instant Discoveries feature on MyHeritage, you can add new people on your family tree.
Many of our users have big trees and after confirming and adding a few Instant Discoveries, they have difficulties in finding those additions on their tree.
Therefore, we have set up a 48-hour period after the confirmation of Instant Discoveries in which you will see the person matched and the new additions as the first person (home-person) of your family tree on-line (just like in your case).
After those 48 hours, your own personal card on the tree will automatically be set back as the home-person.
You can always, of course, look for yourself on the tree using the "Find a person..." search box on the top right corner of your family tree display.
After reading helping messages, I am still confused about privacy control. Maybe if I tell you what I need, you can tell me how to set it.
1) Only a select few should be able to change peopl/information. I.e., managers?
2) Only family members should see names/info of living persons.
3) It is OK for anyone else to view all the rest of my tree site. That is anyone.
It is recommended that I invite other researchers to be members, but it is also recommended that members be allowed to change site contents. This in incompatible with my needs to restrict changes to a few family.
I had previously read those pages that you reference before posting my question. Please tell me now, how do I let a person such as another researcher view and copy from my site without letting him/her make any changes? Can s/he be allowed to do this without being a member? Why does the tree management page recommend that any member be allowed to make changes on my site? I would prefer that there be another designation called "site visitor" for those who may read-only. Then "site member" would be for all of my family, and the "site manager" would be for a few, selected members. And I would not have to invite other researchers to be members. They would already feel welcome to visit.
I do not mind the world having read-only and copy-only for all of my site except for the living which I understand how to protect.
For privacy reasons, we cannot allow that a site that is public display all the information of living people added on a family tree.
Therefore, a visitor that reaches a public family site will only be able to see the data of deceased people.
You can 'play' with the options of 'who can edit tree':
- All site members
- All site managers
- Only you
For instance: if you want to allow people to visit your family site and see all your data, invite them to become members. Select the option "All site managers" and select a few people to be promoted as Site Managers, so only they and you will be able to make changes on your site.
ON LINE TREE BACKUP. I have been having issues for a month now with syn my tree which has created a mess to say the least. over a 2 week period my tree got stuck at 66% for hours and would not sync. I waited until the date of the back up to find that it took 4 days for the online back up to appear. I has however doubled the number of persons in my tree according to my home page. It has further created havoc in my photos be having up to 7 albums per person with only 1 of the albums having a photo in it. I am currently on line and deleting all of the empty albums. the plan is to them check every album names and tag every individual form the on line tree. my concern is that my tree on the home computer while it contains all of my photos does not have all of the people in albums. I beleive that I will now have to replace all of the missing photos on my home pc into there albums. Big question for me is when completing this task as ther are over 3000 photos and several years work what will be the result of the sync if i dare????? I beleive that My heritage has a server issue . Any one else having problem???????
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?