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I have just downloaded and installed FTB 7.0 7128 and now I can't open the application.
When I try, I get the following error message "MyHeritage Family Tree Builder Genealogy software has stopped working. A problem caused the software to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available".
A check of my event logs shows the error as:
What's gone wrong here?
I am running Windows 7 on a Dell desktop - I no issues prior to downloading and installing 7.0...
When I update my family tree I use FTB to add and edit information. I then save and Sync with the family-tree online (of witch I am the owner and creator and the only person who can edit).When I look at my family-tree online I have a lot of “unknown” persons – but looking at the same persons in FTB they are fine.My last sync was yesterday and I checked the logs and it stated that the sync was ok – but when I looked at my online version (from another computer) I still have a lot of “unknows”. I tried to look at setting ect. but cant figure out whats wrong. It’s annoying as I don’t trust the onlineversion enough to edit any details there and trust that these new updated details gets updated correctly in FTB.
I tried exporting a GEDCOM file (fro online) to look at that - and here is an example:
1 _UPD 10 DEC 2013 20:46:26 GMT -0600
1 NAME //
1 SEX F
2 DATE 9 DEC 1733
1 DEAT Y
2 DATE 5 FEB 1783
2 AGE 49
1 FAMS @F370@
1 SOUR @S80@
2 PAGE Anne Kirstine Øllegaard Hvas
2 QUAY 3
3 DATE 10 DEC 2013
3 TEXT Added by confirming a Smart Match
2 EVEN Smart Matching
3 ROLE 1000450
1 RIN MH:I1109
The persons name: Anne Kirstine Øllegaard Hvas is added as "page info" and there is no // info. Is this due to the information beeing added through smartmatch or whats the reason for the name not beeing synced correctly
When my family first started doing family history, it was fascinating just to find relatives, and we went darting all over the place tracing roots and branches. That excitement builds trees with tens of thousands of people in them. It's easy to get fascinated with the numbers. For collectors of names and dates, the goal is to see how many they can get. That's fun for sure, and the Smart Matches are a good tool for stretching the total.
At a genealogy seminar last month, the speaker (a professional genealogist of 30 years experience) said, "Family history is more than just names and dates. It is the story of people, the way they lived and the times in which they lived." She wen ton to demonstrate how different types of research can be linked together to build a more colorful picture of a family.
That made sense to me, so for the last month I've been going more deeply into the life of my great-grandfather, following him from cradle to grave, as the saying is.
By focusing on where each member of his family (parents. uncles, aunts, in-laws) was at various times, and by reading local histories for those places and times, I've gained insight into their travel patterns, the reasons why they moved when and where they did. I've discovered fascinating connections that I would never have found otherwise, and uncovered fascinating stories (such as the fact that my GGgrandfather moved onto the homestead of a murder victim some six months after the crime). I've come to understand more about the way they lived and the challenges they faced.
It's a heck of a lot of fun, and I'm amazed at how much I can learn 150 years after the fact. So when any of you tire of smart matches, or hit a "brick wall", or just want to take a break from building a tree numerically, try picking an individual or a particular branch of the family and digging deep.
A very helpful insight into in-depth research and something I would like to do too. A bit later.
I have two trees (mine and hers) and am concentrating on my wife's at the moment. Doing it slowly, checking all possible information with a family record, a website record (brotherton; amazing, have a glance at it, 'Rockett') and available extracts of official documents (BDM, you know the one I mean). It will be a lot more accurate than mine which needs review. Still a lot of fairly close relations to be entered or details checked and added to. Great aunts, second and third cousins...
It has been worth while to explore family lines that become a bit remote, there are some interesting insights there and it is surprising how many of those lines lead back again to the closer family.
But soon I want to keep those trees as 'working' trees and have a second tree for each of us, without the remote relations; maybe as a sort of Saved tree, not connected to Smart Matches and such. Not sure how to do that yet...
I'm guessing that Brotherton refers to the town in Yorkshire, specifically the site here.
Wish it weren't so bloody expensive to order those official records. $33 AUD, $45 CAD, and all you get (in my case at least) is a single photocopied page with a government stamp to make it official. My father was one of 13 children so it will be several hundred dollars just to do his family, multiplied times three for B/M/D. Makes genealogy an expensive hobby.
Vital Statistics, yes. Yes that is the brotherton site. If you click on ROCKETT down the left side, all the ones in Australia are my wife's close family. Her mother's name was Daisy Vera Arnold. About four closely typed pages. I look up the BDM details in the extracts in my wife's, er, other company subscription. It's her tree, after all. And if I peek for a few of my relations, too...
I seldom order full death (say) certificates; if I do it is usually for the DEATH of the mother of the family because it lists all her children with names and ages or age at death. Can't remember if father's death certificate also shows that. Maybe. Anyway you get info about the whole mother-children family for the cost of one certificate. Shows marriages too.
Why do people ignore the accuracy of the information that they enter?
I also suggest that one should ALWAYS run the check for duplictes EVERY time that they import data . It can eliminate very serious problems at a future date. I am in the process of manually removing duplicates at the present time. I estimate that it is going to require a couple of months to complete this task.
Also-- I have noticed that people are more concerned in building up the quantity of names in their project rather that the quality of the information entered.
Francisco, did you look at the top of the FTB toolbar? Click on Tools, Check for Duplicates ?
In FTB6 it shows a printed list of possible duplicates and gives you the opportunity to make changes (click on Ignore, etc.) Warren you might still be on FTB6.
I have changed to FTB 7 and that has a MUCH better system, it shows the 'cards' of potential duplicates side by side. You have the opportunity to mark the suggested pair "Ignore" ; or click on the name and bring up the 'card'.
But does anyone know what to do if you want to remove one of them? It looks as though you have to (just fooling around here);
cancel the 'card' that was brought to your screen; and then you will find the tree view of the person already on your screen. Drag the 'Check for Duplicates' box to one side if it is in your way; then you right click in the coloured section of the card of the duplicate person you want to remove (the one you clicked on in the Check for Duplicates box in the first place); Click on Person and Delete Person.
It works and it is easy.
P.S. In a lot of cases in my tree a child has died as an infant and a later child has been given the same or almost the same name. I have two screens on my computer so I will bring up the web site on the other screen and look at the names and dates of birth and death of the siblings, to know if they really are duplicates. G.
I have noticed that people are more concerned in building up the quantity of names in their project rather that the quality of the information entered.
Unfortunately true. Genealogy is more than names and dates.
This fall I started focusing on a single ancestor, digging in depth into his life and times and the people (relatives or not) around him, and it has been a fascinating project.
One intriguing finding was that my subject bought the farm of a man who had just been murdered...fortunately, said ancestor wasn't in the territory at the time or I'd suspect him of bumping the guy off for his land...
It's probably the same problem I had. It was fixed by updating FTB. The latested version seems to have fixed it. The problem is that I lost now all notes; I hope the same has not happened to you as it really sucks.
I am having the same problem. I was able to go to I think it was the reports tab and at the bottom, export. And then I was able to choose to export the notes to excel. They are there now, but it is the only way I can get to them.
This may be a fairly long post but I hope you can bear with me.
I am trying to export a GEDCOM file to Brother's Keeper V6.6. (NOT to use in that program, but to reindex the file numbers then import back to FTB). The GEDCOM is part of a large family file of nearly 4000 names. Initially there are only 90 names for export, and with descendants & spouses it makes a total of 506 names. The original ID numbers are exported. (They range from 2100 to 3939). But the home person (#3763) is NOT at top of the list. (#2100 occupies this position).
I am exporting to Brother's Keeper because it renumbers the ID's from 1 to 506. This means that file #2100 is #1 and #3763 is now #321. Is there anyway to get #321 (3673 in FTB) to #1?
Ian, I'm a bit of a newbie, so there may well be other more straightforward ways to do what you want, but I think I can do what you want, and without using Brothers Keeper.
I've been poking around GEDCOMs myself, because I want to use ancestor.com as well as FTB.
The secret is that when FTB imports a GEDCOM, it renumbers the IDs from 1 as well. I did a little experiment. I exported four of my individuals to a GEDCOM and imported them right back into FTB. The new project had four people with IDs 1-4. But I couldn't choose which person was #1.
If you feel comfortable using MS Word (or Notepad or Wordpad), I can tell you what to do to the GEDCOM to make a person become ID 1. A GEDCOM is just a text file, so it's nothing magical. However, if Word and the idea of cutting and pasting give you the willies, you'd better not try it, although I could do it for you.
Tell me your comfort level with Windows and Word, and we can take it from there.
Hi Lewis thanks for your reply. Obviously you are using V7 of FTB, as V6 DOES NOT renumber the IDs. I refuse to use V7 UNTIL ALL THE BUGS ARE ELIMINATED as I don't want to lose 25 - 30 years of work! Even though I have backup on memory stick. If you have a work around for V6 it would be most appreciated.
I use a laptop for all my genealogy work, including FTB V6. I have installed V7 on a PC to "fiddle around" with FTB. That is how I discovered that V7 will renumber. Maybe I could do as you say on V7 and export back to V6!!!
I am pretty well conversant with Word and Notepad. In fact I have my own website, which I have built from scratch, so I shouldn't have any problems. I have 13 different families on my site, with a 14th to be added if this current one works out OK! I eventually intend to add a composite tree of ALL the families. But this involves a lot of editing as a lot of the names are common to up to 4 different trees. So I have to eliminate the duplicates, triplicates, and possibly quadruplicates, then make them all link properly.
Well I held off until now on changing to the new FTB.
But when my grandson was updating stuff (so I can scan a whole, fortunately loose-leaf, family record from an old aunt) he said,'Oh, your family tree program wants to update, I guess you want to do that', and when I said 'NO' he said,'too late'.
Anyway it seem to have settled down pretty much and I only do the simple, 'idiot level' stuff so it should be okay.