In my searches for people, it is evident that many users employ last names in all capital letters. I understand that this was a convention in the past to allow people to see the last names easier. However, for my use of FTB it is painfull to see the content come in with upper case. I would prefer to not see this inconsistency all over the data that I am merging in with the SmartMatch feature.Some with upper case names some without.
Is there an option somewhere to force imported records to use sentence case for last names? Basically so I do not need to re-edit every record that uses all caps for last names? i.e.- "JOHNSON" would get converted to "Johnson".
In the first 16,000 or so records that I have worked on-- it has become increasingly painful to have to manually adjust these records.
I think you will find that a majority of genealogy programs use upper case for last names, in fact I prefer it that way as when you have last names that can also be first names, it can be become quite confusing, i.e., THOMAS and Thomas. How do you convert your names. Do you do each one manually, or in a batch by exporting as an excel file, use "find and replace" then import back to FTB. I have used this method a few times and it works well.
In my limited use over the last 4 months or so of using MyHeritage.com. i would guess to say that 80-90 percent of the content I am seeing are using Mixed case for last names. Maybe I am just using trees that have not recognized the convention.
In general, I am just editing the last names when I do the merge inside of FTB. If you select the name and then type in the first character it automatically will fill in the name in Mixed case.
This is a little tedious....But it works without having to export/import.
I want to publish the ancestors of an individual but limited to 5 generations but I cannot find out how to do that.
I have more than 2500 individuals in the tree and would like to upgrade to Premium. I cannot upgrade, however, if I cannot choose the individuals to publish. Currently it seems to publish a random selection of individuals which is entirelyunhelpful.
We have added better privacy controls in Family Tree Builder. You can now prevent online publishing of specific people, specific notes, specific facts, or certain facts for all people, hide privatized info from charts and reports, and exclude privatized info from GEDCOM exports.
To edit these privacy settings for your tree, go to Tools > Advanced Privacy Settings and select who you wouldn't like to publish.
If you need further assistance, please let me know.
Hi, I have the same problem, I don't want to publish all persons on the web and it's easier to select people 'not to publish'. I tried your recommendation but the person is published on web as 'privet' and it seems it's counted as one person anyway. Is there a way to select persons which shouldn't be uploaded to web site?
Or is it possible to select more persons to publish at once? At this moment it seems thatI have to add them to list one by one.
Ikke vet jeg hva som er galt,men kelly Lihaven sin Mail er riktig så da skjønner jeg ikke at det skal komme opp feil når jeg invitere henne,hun har også vært inne tidligere men nå var pluteslig den gal pluss et par andre-
Is it possible to copy a fact from one persons details to another persons. Eg. I have entered all immigration and moving facts for one person and know that the same details apply to everyone in the family, so I just ctrl click each fact and press ctrl c, then I go to each person and press ctrl v to paste the details, but this concept does not work, so at the moment I have to individually enter the details to every single person.
I have moved my projects folder to a new location. This has created two problems:
1) I am able to open the project, but when I try to add a new picture, though I see the new picture in the upload preview, as soon as I upload it it shows up as a standard icon that seems to indicate a picture not found. This may be related to:
2) When I close the program and reopen it, the projects folder has been reverted to its standard location. I have tried this five or six times, and it keeps reverting the location.
The problem is complicated by the fact that I moved the folder to a different user's account. I have tried to give full permission to access the folder there, and the MyHeritage folder in the Program Files area...are there any other folders used that need permissions to be granted?
I have even backed up the whole project (with photos) and restored it from the backup...nothing seems to work.
When I try to add a new photo, the editor either doesn't open, or opens with no photo shown. When I close the editor, the sequence of photos shows the old photo thumbnails correctly, but the new photo appears with a standard icon, presumably representing an unopenable thumbnail. I cannot access the phot in any way.
There are times, in my various attempts to fix the problem, that I have received the message "Unable to copy C:\Documents\MyHeritage\xxx.jpg to C:\Documents\MyHeritage\xxx.jpg. The two file locations are always identical. I have repeatedly made sure that there are no permission issues with the relevant folders (and the problem comes up using the administrator logon, as well).
But I am not currently receiving this message...I can't figure out exactly what changes trigger it. In any case, the other behavior is the same whether this message appears or not.