I have quite a few children in my family tree that are a result of non marriage relationships. The relationship might have broken up since but if i try to them insert children of that past relationship without inserting their parent as a spouse they have to come in as a child of the new spouse, which they are not.
Add the previous partner and set the relationship marriage status to 'partner', 'friends', 'unknown' or 'other' as appropriate. Be aware that these are non-standard (GEDCOM 5.5) relationship types and importing your tree into other software or tree websites may not recognise the value and assume they are married.
Then link or add the child to this couple instead.
If you don't want to name, or don't know the name of the previous partner then you can leave both names as blank. How empty names are displayed can be configured in the options. Additionally you can set the person to private by editing the person details and click 'privatise this person' on the info tab.
I've been using FTB for over a year now; and it's a great program. The only problem that I'm having with it is that it's starting to get slow. I did a little experiment and discovered that it is because my tree is so large; with 42,000 people in it. Is there anyway that the program can be changed so that it doesn't slow down the larger the tree gets?
I am trying to do a couple of things with the All-in-One chart option, but the system fails to allow me to do them. It is quite possible that the size of it is the major issue, but that should not stop the product working. When I create my All-in-One chart, it tells me that there are -21,000 pages, which is about what I was expecting it to be. However, I am unable to then save it or to take any of the options to change the look of it as the relevant screens either do not display or display in a broken fashion i.e. part of the relevant screen is shown only and it will not display any other ioptions. If I try to save the chart, again the relevant screens do not display properly and therefore I am unable to save it.
It is difficult to show exactly what is happening but if you wish to have the file I am happy to send it to you so that you may see yourselves what is happening.
I also am having problems with the all in one and also the book tryed various ways to do this but nothing seems to work, also it does not show foster parents even when I check the foster parents box, tryed to do this on tree builder but when I save it I loose all info below the picture
Yes, the chart is being created in FTB. The chart itself creates perfectly with no problems and I can move around the chart OK. The problems arise when I try to apply any Styles, Options or try to save it. The screens that should display at the point of hitting those buttons seem to go peculiar at this stage which leads me to think it is a memory problem possibly. If you would like me to send you the data I can so you can try for yourself, or I am happy for you to do a 'GoToMeeting' type remote session to show you what happens.
Sending you the Chart will not be possible as saving it from the Chart Menu is one of the problems I have. If I can send you the complete file you should be able to recreate the problem, however it is a 152MB zipped based on the output from the Backup Option on the menu. Please tell me the best way to get you the file. Also I am running XP Pro with SP3 installed.
I have used other forms of charts using FTB, but till date havent seen this All-in-one chart. Could any one explain how to generate one. It would be great if any one could share their sample chart through my mail id email@example.com
The All-in-One chart was a new one introduced a while ago now but if you have the latest version of FTB it should be there. You will find it under the Chart icon or the Chart menu option at the top of the screen. The version software I have loaded is 22.214.171.1246. If your software is earlier than 4.0 I would suggest you upgrade it to the latest available. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the info. The version I am using is 126.96.36.1993. Could you please let me know where can I find the latest version. i.e. 916. I was also told that version 5.0 was planned for last month. I am not sure when it would be available for download.
I could find the All-in-one chart option. But I feel I need to upgrade to premium version to have this feature.
I'm trying to export part of a family tree and want to retain all people on that side. I selected some key family members and their spouses and then I edited the export so that all ancestors, descendents, and spouses were included. When I opened the exported gedcom in FTB, the ancestors of the female spouse were not included. Next I tried to import just selected individuals into a project, but it seems that FTB doesn't allow this.
So my questions are:
1) How can I set the export to make sure all ancestors of the selected people are included?
2) How can I import a gedcom INTO another family tree and thereby add people to the tree without typing the info all over again?
When exporting only certain branches of your family tree from Family Tree Builder, you only have the option to choose people to export and then you can select that person, and select 'edit' and choose any of the following:
2) include descendants- this is really Include ancestors. It is a bug that we are aware of, and are working on fixing it. You can choose it.
The problem was this: I exported the eight people who were my great-grandparents and edited them to include ancestors, descendents, and spouses. However, the *ancestors* of the four women did not get exported. Everything else did. That's what I'd like to fix.