The single most important genealogical item seems to be that an individual is the child of a certain person.How can I enter a citation to document this?
When entering source citations, it appears that one is able only to link to a “fact” of a person.The contents of the “birth fact” are date, place and description – nothing about parents.A particular source may give evidence that birth occurred on a certain date or in a certain place.Another source may support a person being the child of a couple without any date or place information.So how can / should the parent – child evidence be recorded?
Did you try to use the Citations tab in the Edit > Edit details window for a person? You can enter citations here that will be connected to a particular person without the need to connect them to a specific fact.
If you go to Edit details of a person you will have a tab named Facts (I think it called so in english, I use the swedish version), Under the Facts tab you will find an event list where birth and death event is listed if you have entered that data. To those events you can add event citations where you can add more than one citation. You can also add new events such as education, profession, movement etc. The citation comes in two part: information about the source and the citation it self.
Is there a way to copy a list of facts from one spouse to the other without entering all of them all over again? Birth and death and the like would be different, but all the moves and immigrations would be the same, and I would like to be able to enter them only one for one spouse and then just copy them to the other.
I know this has been up before but when does something happen in this question.
I can now search för duplicates (that is a good thing)
But the when i have the list and wants to do something about it i have to remove one of them and then reconnect the reletives too the other. Ok so i tried this the first match had 26 reletives too connect so i gave up right there.
When will there be a solution too this problem???
Unfortunately, currently there is no option to connect all the relatives of the duplictaed person automatically. Please notice that if you dettach a person from his parents and than attach him again, all of his descendants are being transfered together with him and there is no need to attach them separately.
I entered some siblings in FTB when the info became available and instructed FTB to put them in the correct birth order. When uploaded to the website, this correct order is ignored and the original 2 siblings come up as first and second, even though per FTB instruction they should be 3rd and 5th. Why is the FTB order being ignored?
One day later: I found a work-around by just recording the birthdate as 'exact' and then filling in the 'fact'--'description' section 'estimated'. The birth order now appears properly in the on-line tree. But I still would like to know why the FTB re-arranged birth order is not transferred to the on-line tree when the birth dates are 'about' or 'calculated' or 'estimated' (yes, I tried them all!).
Yes, I did all that and the order gets corrected properly in FTB. The problem is that when I publish to the website, the correction is NOT made in the on-line tree! As I indicated, I found the work-around described above (after many hours of experimenting), but I should not have had to do that. Thanks for your interest, though.
There is a difference between the ways to set the order of children in the tree online and in Family Tree Builder.
Although you can manage the order of children in Family Tree Builder, the site will display them in order according to their birth dates. I'm glad to hear you managed to find a work-around to display this the way you want.
A better job should really be done of synchronizing FTB with the published on-line tree. Why have the 'exactly', 'about', 'estimated', 'calculated' etc. options when none but the 'exactly' option has the numerical value translatable to the on-line published tree? And why have the order modification option in FTB if that does not get transferred to the on-line tree either? As it happened, I found an effective work-around method, but only after too many hours of sweating and swearing. At least alert people to that problem and offer them my work-around. And don't tell me to go with an on-line tree only. It's too risky and I don't want anyone else messing with the quality and consistency of my work!
I agree with the problem of birth order vs. birth date, but another problem that needs to be addressed is the home person in FTB should be the home person online. Right now I am not in my own tree and I find it very frustrating.
I merged to GEDCOM files in the Family Tree Builder but when I uploaded to the website the names of the people on one half of the tree are listed as "unknown". All other info is intact and the names are still correct in Family Tree Builder. What's wrong?
I'm not sure if anyone else has reported these problems but I have been experiencing a lot of bugs in the software. Whenever I open up pop-up windows for selecting options or 'helpful hints' the windows are not formatted properly, icons and buttons are not formatted in the windows properly and in some cases I can't even click on options. A lot of the text in the pop-ups don't even fit within the window and can't be read. The charts also run incredibly slow when I create them and try to scroll up and down through them which is very frustrating.
I am running Windows 7 on an incredibly fast and new Sony Vaio laptop and have downloaded your version 5.1. I don't have these issues with any other programs I run on my laptop.
I've created a family tree within the Family Tree Builder software (I have not uploaded it to the site yet and do not wish to do so for now). Is there a feature to allow me to export the graphical charts to to external file types outside the FTB program such as PDF or Visio? My only options that I can see at this point are printing the charts to my printer or buying the premium service to have MyHeritage create a large poster size wall chart for me.
It is possible to create a PDF file of parts of your tree in Family Tree Builder. In order to do so, open the Family Tree Builder, go to Charts and choose the type of chart you would like to produce. After choosing a chart, it will be created automatically and by clicking 'Save' you will get the option to save it as a PDF or JPEG file.
If you wish to create a chart of the hole tree, you can either upgrade and create it in the Family Tree Builder or publish your tree to the site and create an All-In-One chart there for free.
Thanks for the explanation using the Family Tree Builder software however, now I've published my family tree online and create a site. Do I still have the same options using the online site? I was able to create a chart and open it in a PDF but can I also save it to a JPEG from the site?