There had been a similar, previous response on this forum, but now I cannot find it.
I would like to combine two trees in my site into one tree. One has about 1000 names and the other has about 270. There are maybe 10 names of the same people in both trees. What is the best way to go about this process? Is this best to do in the MH Online or in the FTB or in some other application? Mac or PC.
I have previously used GenMerge which does a good job, but now they want me to buy it to continue using it.
There is a possibility to merge two or more family trees on Family Tree Builder. Note however that it is not an automatic process and if you have many people in one of the trees that also appear on the other, you will have to manually merge those duplicates.
Click on the link below to learn more about that process:
These forums are getting harder to find. In the new online interface in both Profile and Tree mode there is no link anywhere to these forums. Even help is hard to find on these two pages - the only link I can find to help is right at the bottom of the ?-Help sidebar in Tree mode.
Thanks for your reply Athol. Yes, there is a link there and in a similar footer on the Apps menu, but neither qualify as easy to find when one is using the software and in need of help. More like something you might find if you knew the forum already existed and were looking hard for the link.
I have two screens, which is fantastic, and didn't cost much, a special deal was on at the time and my single screen had died so I had to buy one anyway...
On the left screen I display Family Tree Builder.
On the right screen I bring up the browser of my choice (well, okay, my computer-worker grandson's choice). Opera.
On that I use tabbed browsing to display:
Pandora. Love the music and put up with the ads and anyway there is a volume and an on-off switch to the speakers, on the desk; sub-woofer under the desk and two tweeters on the top, cost around thirty bucks all told on sale and a great sound...
and then from Family Tree Builder on the left screen I bring up FOUR TIMES (three would be okay) the Family Site.
So they show in four separate tabs and all I have to do is select the tab that is running the function I want: usually, Home; Web Site; Smart Matches; and the Forum, and when I have looked through the Forum, Mail.
And I use a fifth MH tab to bring up Record Matches as I find and want to look at them.
Much more simple and less involved than it sounds and works great.
P.S. Listening to Scott Joplin's the Entertainer right now. Then Mozart, Bagpipes and Celtic songs and music; Gregorian Chant... G.
In my FTB tree, the cards of my nephew and his current wife are adjacent and his former wife's card is off to the side; both wives have a decendent child. But in the Online Family Site the cards of my nephew and his former wife are adjacent. Why don't the trees Sync the same, and/or how can I force a display that shows their current status?
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