I am having difficulty in understanding the relationship between FTB (and its published version) and the online family site and can find nothing in the FAQs or Message boards to explain how they interact.
I prefer the look and feel of FTB compared to the online version, but if I want to have other family members to edit and add their own bits to the program then, I read, I have to use the online family site.
However editing this is very hard work and there are no help files to assist one.
If you export the online site and import it into FTB onto your computer the downloaded file has never the same information as the original.
When you edit this and then upload it again to the family site it creats a new file and does not update the original (perhaps if it did it would delete all the info. it had missed on the download ( certainly it eliminates all the photos)).
It would be nice to be able to compile and edit the family tree on FTB and then publish it, in exactly the same format, to the family online site. Is this at all possible?
I understand the difficulty you are having in the relation between FTB and the online site. It does get complicated some times!
As you have also figured out once you publish from FTB, you can not work on that tree online any more . You need to export it and import it back and in this process you lose the pictures.
There is actually a way to continue working on FTB and to build the tree with multiple users. You can do this through exporting a package. You can find this feature under File>Manage projects where you will see a list of your trees. Choose your tree and then chose export package.
Once you do this then you can email this package to relatives who you think can help you edit your tree. Make sure you do this one by one so that you do not have many versions of the tree with different information.
When your relatives are done editing (they need FTB also to edit) they can send you the project through export package.
And every once in a while you can publish this tree with the new information. So that other relatives can contact you for new information that they want to add and that you have a back-up of your tree!
The reason why I got interested in myHeritage was its claim that:
"MyHeritage.com automatically learns from every new face it is taught, so after a few examples it will recognize all your family and friends. It can be set to auto-tag faces recognized in high probability"
(taken from http://www.myheritage.com/facial-recognition-benefits)
I tried out the website, installed and tried the Family Tree Builder and searched the forum. But I could not find a way to make the software/website recongize the people in the pictures. The Family Tree Builder can find faces on a photo, but it does not seem to automatically tag them. Can anybody tell me how i can use the website/software to automatically identify the people in my pictures?
I would like to put hyperlink that link to different section of my page.
For example on the Welcom message, I need to put links to articles. I tried to use various combination: static link (as in publich view), and some sort links with removal of the domain (some CMS require this)
If you have built your tree in the Online Immersive Tree:
Unfortunately, we do not yet have a method to enter complex relationships in an online family tree. We are working on adding this.
For the Family Tree Builder software:
The Attach/Detach feature should be used anytime you want to create a relationship between two people who are already in the family tree.
For example, if cousins who are already in your family tree are married to each other, you can attach them as spouses without listing any of them in the tree twice.So Attach, as opposed to Add, lets you draw a connecting line between two people who are already in the tree, and Detach removes that connection but without deleting any of the individuals.
For each type of relationship there is a way to Attach or Detach.
For husband and wife this feature is located in the "Spouses" menu. For children it is located in the "Children" menu. For parents it is located in the "Parents" menu.
There are multiple ways to reach these menus in order to invoke the Attach or Detach functionality. They are all the same so you can pick the one you find most convenient.
A) On the main menu, under Person -File/Edit/View/PERSON/Family/Charts.... You can reach the Spouses, Children or Parents menus.
B) By clicking on the EDIT button on an individual's genealogy card
C) By clicking on the EDIT button in the "Family" section.
I ve done it with FTB and it' works very well. Every person is connected as I want. But another question occurs: So I'm working with GEDCOM files that I import and/or export into FTB..And what happens with all my photo and pictures, all the tagg disapear and I have to redo all my work again..Have you one solution to keep all the works when changing the main tree online after importing GEDCOM?
I have tried about 50 times over the past 8 months and still have never received the email so I can download my Gedom file. I'd really appreciate a resolution to this so I can complete this project in time for this Christmas.
I was able to download mine by going to the family tree...there was a link to export the whole thing (minus pictures). I didin't have to wait on an email from this site's "tech support". Hope this helps.
Thanks for the help, but that link just takes me to the page that generates the Gedcom and then tells me to wait for an email so I can then download the Gedcom. The problem is - I never receive the email with the link pointing to my Gedcom....
I receive all of the other emails from MyHeritage, just never this one.
Can I ask you when you last tried to export gedcom?
As you have mentioned, once you had to wait to recieve an email but you no longer need to do that. Once you go to Manage trees, at the top of the list there is a link to export a gedcom, you click that, you chose the tree that you want to export and then save it on your computer wherever it's convinient for you to find afterwards. Then you can go back to the file that you saved, double click and it will open in FTB.
So could you please try again and see if you get this screen and can complete the above steps?
If you have any other questions please feel free to write back!