I've problems with some of my familyes where the individuals has 2 or more partners. The partners is put in in wrong order. I've found out how to disconnect and put together partners again in MyHeritage, but it has only worked with one family. On the other familyes the partners goes back in the same order as I originally put them. Do you have any advice for mee?
This might be the long winded way of doing things but here goes.
I deleted the second partner from the site. Then I went into the details of the first partner and set their relationship as seperated. I then re added the second partner. Thnis worked for me!! Good luck!!
I changed my mind abouth deleting, but it still didn't work.
I disconnected Haagen (the man and my grand-grandfather) with both his wifes; Karen and Stine. The children followed the wifes. Then I disconnected Haagen with his parents and other relatives. At the end I deleted him from the tree. I was not able to delete Karen and Stine because they were connected with children and grandchildren... Then I gave Karen, the 1. wife, a husband by making a new profil of Haagen and I wrote the day of marriage. And there after I connected Stine with Haagen - and the problem was still the same. Stine appears as the first wife and Karen as the second.
This will make a problem for me when the day comes when I'lle make a book. I wonder if the best thing to do is to get a second program of MyHeritage and to copy my tree in to this in branches so that I might get it right?
Thank you for your answer, I'm sorry I didn't see it before to day.
I don't want to delete any of the persons because there is a lot of other names connected to theim.
What I have don is to disconnect both the wifes, then all the dates abouth marriage disabered from all the tree persones. The children followed the wifes. Then I connected the husband and she who was the first wife together again and put in the date of marriage, the date when she died was already there. Then I connected the husband with his wife no. 2, but then I got the problem I've had the hole time. She was at once placed on the place as if she was the women he first married!
Originally I wrote the wife nr 2 as the wife nr. 1 because she was the one I knew best. I thougt it would be simple to put in the wife no. 1 later, but this has shown not to be so.
Thank you for writing and we appreciate your patience regarding this matter. The suggestion above that was mentioned didn't focus on the deletion of the spouse but to mark it as separated.
Let me explain this a little more indepth:
When you have two marriages the system doesn't know how to differ which one was first by the dates, but if you mark one of the marriages as divorced or separated then the system will learn how to relocate the positions.
In order to mark a relationship as divorced you can do the following:
I don't remember if I "divorced" them In my case the second wife married him after the first wife was dead. Should not this be enough for the program to see in which order the wifes should be listed? If not I wish you would change the software.
Because it would be wrong to put in a divorcement as long as she died. And if they newer was married?
Anyway; I've alaready tried to delete all the tree partners and this worked! But I might have to do it once more time on the same persons because I put them in with the names: Hus Band, First Wife, Second Wife (in Norwegian). Thereafter i changed the names to Haagen, Karen and Stine along with their lastnames. And now it seems as if I can't seek for their names, and I don't get any smartmatches on them. Did you know this could happen if you changed the names?
Thank you for writing back, I'm sorry for the delay again.
I would like to mention that if you edit your family tree from Family Tree Builder you can switch the order of the spouses, however in the family site online there is no possibility that I currently know of.
Just in case you decide to use Family Tree Builder (the software):
I would like to mention that renaming a persons detail on the family tree might cause some errors on the Smart Matches you receive, however, they should give you updated results after awhile.
Could you explain more about how you are trying to seek their names? As we are not very familiar with this term and what does it mean on the family tree - do you mean the search option on the family tree online where you can search specific names?
I've deleted the three persons and put in the right names and by now it works fine.
I don't understand the difference between the program I aleready got and Family Tree Builder. And I'm not quite sure what you mean by "the family tree online".
Searching the names When going to the tree I was able to seek for the names Haagen, Stine and Karen as long as their branch was open. When searching for them in the menu Personer/Persons/Individuals it was not possibly. This was after first calling them Hus Band, First Wife, Second Wife and then changing their names to their proper names.
We present all our customers two ways to view their family tree -
The first is the Family Tree Builder which is a free software we allow our customers to download, it is a robust tool for genealogists and presents you with many features.
The second is the family tree online - which is presented in the browser of your computer and which can be found if you login into www.myheritage.com.
I hope this makes more sense between Family Tree Builder and "family tree online".
Regarding the searching name - I could use the search function to find Karen and Haagen if I just looked for their first name, if I specified their middle name as-well the search function was not able to find them. This is due to the fact that our search function acts unexpectedly when searching for more than one name at the same time because it expects only one name. In order to search for example first name and last name you would have to use the advanced search and specify you are looking for the first name.
As for searching, when standing in the "Person" I'm quit sure I searched only with the first name, but I've experienced in another website to that I could not search for the same as others, so perheps there is something wrong with my computer.
In any way, it now functions right. By deleting the persones involved and put them back again the wifes are now appearing in the right order :)
I am trying to clean up my LAREAU WEB SITE after a year and a half of corrections, additions, and SmartMatch interactivity, and I am unsure what your recommendations would be on proceeding.
I maintain my MyHeritage site via GEDCOM, from my current Masterfile using Brother's Keeper software (as I have for over 20 years). Besides two very small satellite trees that will remain as they are on my MyHeritage site, I currently have two versions of my very large Family tree on the LAREAU WEB SITE:
FAMILY - Earlier Version - This is the initial database with which my account was started in 2007 (with a few emergency corrections here and there). It contains 400,000 people, and is attached to over 1,300,000 SmartMatches. It does not have an option to "delete" on the Manage Tree page.
FAMILY - 15 Sep 2011 - This version, uploaded on the stated date. contains 465,000 people, and probably 100,000 data additions, changes and corrections from the 4 years between 2007-2011. I intentionally never attached this tree to the SmartMatch system because I did not want to duplicate the large number of SmartMatches already attached to the Earlier Version, including over 500,000 already approved or rejected and sent. It also does not have the option to "delete" on the Manage Tree page.
Within the next month or two, I plan to upload another version of this tree, now with about 480,000 people, and all the data additions, corrections, and changes applied to my masterfile since last September. Ideally, this upload should REPLACE the other two outdated versions of this tree, since they will both be obsolete and full of errors now corrected in the new version. I intend to set this version up as the default version, and activate it for SmartMatching.
My first question is whether there is a recommended way of doing this that I can't find in the documentation or forum. I see that there are still frequent forum queries referring to the lack of a "delete" option for outdated trees. Also, MyHeritage does not seem to have a "replace" function in uploading GEDCOMs, or at least not that I can find.
My second question is whether the deletion of the FAMILY - Earlier Version tree, which has all the current and "responded to" SM's attached, will delete substantial data from and cause serious frustration among other MyHeritage members who have been working with me for the last year. It seems that their SM listings should logically disappear, although they will be ultimately replaced over time by corrected SM's (with higher quality percentages) as the system matches indviduals in the newly uploaded version.
Sorry to take your time on this handholding, but with the large databases and numbers of SmartMatches involved, I'm nervous about trying to do the best thing both for my work, and also for the other MyHeritage members whom I have been urging to freely use my data. Thanks.
I have a tree line with several hundred individuals, and a collection of photographs and other documents associated with those individuals. I started the site by uploading a GEDCOM file given to me by one of my relatives who had started the project on another website. We have been collaborating on the myheritage online tree to add information to this tree, and new family photographs over time.
I have recently found another family member (distant) that has a substantial tree also in the form of a GEDCOM file for a branch of the family I don't have yet in my tree. I would like to add their data to my online tree, but I can't find a way to do this that will 1) combine the trees into one site, 2) preserve all of the photographic associations within my tree - all of the faces in the group photos, and the associations to individuals in my tree, and 3) retain the ability to coninue editing and building the tree online collaborating with my other family members.
I have tried:
Method 1: export/reimport GEDCOM file
Export the full tree as a GEDCOM file and read the file into a program on my computer (I use 'branches', from branchesgenealogy.com). I can then combine the trees as appropriate, re-export the combined GEDCOM and then upload it to myheratige.com. This gives me a new tree, with everyone in it, as desired, but none of the multimedia associations have been preserved, so I have to go back through all my pictures and documents and re-associate them.
Method 2: import new branch of tree using GEDCOM file
Importing the new individuals as another GEDCOM file doesn't break anything in my current online tree, but I can't find a way to hook the two together into one tree. It stays as two unassociated trees, even though i made it so that the new tree had a a simple connection point that I could say 'make this person in the new tree the parent of this other person in the other tree'.
I've also played with various options using the FTB software on my PC but still haven't figured out a way to do anything that will still preserve the ability to edit the tree online.
If anyone else has had any success with this please let me know. It seems like this is a fundamental capability that is necessary to efficiently work with others.
From what I have read, this feature is not avaiable in FTB. the only way is by having two MyHeritage sites and using SMARTH MATCH on each member in the tree. This will transfer all data and pictures. of course you might have to build a shell of some common persons on the tree you are trying to seed.
I had three apparently valid smart matches with someone else's tree. I confirmed, but three days later the entire list of three and the info about the other tree vanished from my list of smart matches. What could have happened? Was it due to a rejection from the other side? Why don't I get an announcement that he rejected them? His tree had over 200,000 names and it interests me to make the connection. Is there any other way I can make contact with him? Ben Stern, Haifa
The smart matches are generated when you make a change in your family tree and publish them to your website The data will then be compared with approximately 24 million other family trees at MyHeritage . Due to the fact that this takes some time it will take a few days to collect the data. With large trees this may take a few days more.
The smart matching technology is very dynamic.
It happens that in this "intermediate period" webmasters make changes in their family trees and remove individual cards and even entire trees. The result is that you have received a message that you have a smart match, but that the data has been removed. The result is an empty smart match.
As a premium member you can contact the webmaster by sending him a message. When you view the smart matches you will see this option under the name of the webmaster , with a symbol of a blue envelope next to it.
Thank you, marrianne, But all info about the smart match vanished. I only have the name of the website and the name of the owner. Tell me how I can contact him. Even the fact that I confirmed the matches vanished from my activity history list. Just tell me how I can find someone else's tree and ask to join, or contact the owner.
His name is Marco Soria and website is Soria Web Site.
Is there a way of linking different family sites together? I have a site for each grandparent's side of the family, and those branches really don't need to be added to each site since they're really only important to a select few people on each branch. It would be nice to have a link to them though so I can see the detailed families without having to re-enter the information four times or take up space on a site that could have been used by relatives to that family branch. Is there a way of doing this NOT through smart match?
I also would love to have the ability to create links to different family trees. I am the manager of my own family tree and my mother-in-law manages a tree as well. It would be awesome if clicking on a member allowed you to see them in other trees that they are confirmed in.