The best way to put your family tree with photos on to a family website is to use the build-in Publish mechanism. The not only uploads the tree and all its photos to your family site on MyHeritage.com, it also does it efficiently so that only new photos that you add are uploaded as needed. If you export your tree to GEDCOM, the file that is created includes only references to the photos - the their locations on your computer. When you then import the file into the website, the photos are not uploaded with the GEDCOM file, and the site does not have access to these photos files on your computer. Again, all this is solve if you publish your tree from FTB using the Publish mechanism
Thank you for your response. I have uploaded my tree to the website by using the publish mechanism. However, the only problem with this is that my family cannot edit the tree and help me add information. The only way I have found for them to be able to do this is by uploading the GEDCOM file. I just wish there was a way (or will be in the future) to "sync" both of the trees.
When I select "Publishing" - "Publishing Settings"
Selected the correct projekt and select "Advance settings"
at "Photos to publish" - "Specific photos selected below" I seleced 35 specific pictures and not more. When uploading I could see the status says "35 seleced 96 personal pictures" or something similar. At the family site I could only see the 35 pictures I seleced. BUT in the family tree Icouldseemany picturesasIhad notchose. And some of these pictures should not had being uploadet since these are private and only for showing family pictures offline in FTB.
I use my desktop most of the time for FTB but often take my netbook when I'm visiting family. If I want to use synchronising software to keep the two computers identical, which are the minimum FTB files or folders that need to be copied?
First, I must warn you that external synchronization is not officially supported or tested - I cannot guarantee that it is going to wok or even that it will not damage your project. The correct way to transfer a FTB project from one machine to another is via the Import/Export facilities within FTB itself.
However, if you still want to try this then the folder that needs to be synchronized is the MyHeritage\Project_Name folder within your "My Documents" folder. Please be careful not to edit the project simultaneously on both computers as this will surely damage it.
Thanks Sagi. I didn't even realize that the project folder existed in My Documents. I'd seen a similar folder in the MyHeritage folder itself and thought that was the one, but I see there are some slight differences. I think I'll take your advice and use the Import/Export function.
When I use suggest method for step children, both parent end up with the same relationship with child. In this case I am step parent and my ex is parent, but on tree we always end up with same relationship. Hope this is clear.
When I publish I get an message that this web site doesn't exist. I put in a name and it goes. How can I be sure it is publishing or is it setting ip a new file? I do have a web site set up and have downloaded back to my PC & Desktop because I am receiving info from differnet sources. After the last download from the site most of my photgraphdescriptions were no longer valid. i.e wrong information or wrong phot with an individual
First, please go to your family site, and to Family Tree > Manage Trees and remove the tree that you have published to your site.
Then go into Family Tree Builder and to Publishing > publishing settings > advanced settings. Make sure that you are logged in with the correct information.
then go back to Publishing > Publishing settings and there you will see all the publishing requests for your site. Select any requests there, and rmove those publishing requests. Then click on 'publish to another site' and choose your family site to publish to.