Thanks, Noam. Sometime in the last two months, the program has sorted itself out, and the spouses in my gedcom file are now appearing in the right order, as I just found out when preparing the zed to send as an example to you. If this happens again, I'll save the file and send it.
What if you already have a MyHeritage tree, and import another GEDCOM file into it....will it create duplicates? Also, if there are duplicates, or people you already have in your list, will it re-connect the descendents/ancestors to the people who you already have in your tree?
When you merge two family trees, duplicates are not automatically merged for you.
We do have a new search for duplicates feature that you can use to easily find duplicates in your tree. To use this feature, please go into your tree in Family Tree Builder and to Tools > Check for Duplicates.
To merge duplicates in your tree in Family Tree Builder, please see the following post in our FAQ:
Given the ability to do smart matching and merging info into the Family Tree Builder, I'm pretty surprised that you can't simply have a way of merging two person records together in a matter of a few clicks! Put THAT on the wishlist! Thanks.
Given that both Genesreunited and Genanet can both take a GEDCOM file and merge it into a current tree, why cant MyHeritage?
I suspect that it is the fact that MyHeritage does not keep the unique ID numbers that are supplied in the GEDCOM file but use dynamic IDs. When will this policy be changed? As I am refraining from updating my tree (12K ) here on MyHeritage as I have to create a new tree, wait for the system to then run "Smart matches", then confirm all the same matches that the old tree had, invite all my co-researchers to this new tree, hope that they will still invite me theirs, and as they may not have deleted their old tree this ends up with several instances of the same matches. All of which leads to a lot of waste of time, and could easily discourage new researchers.
I hope I do not get a platitude reply saying "Thanks for writing ... forward your request to the appropriate department for future consideration"
I would like some constuctive timetable of when merging without duplicates will take place.
As stated above, we do have an option to merge trees, however this will not automatically merge duplicate people that appear in both trees. Indeed we use the dynamic IDs that the Family Tree Builder creates. I hope that in the future we will be able to offer a smoother merging function that will automatically merge duplicate people that appear in both trees, however we do not have a timetable for this, I apologize.
Regarding uploading new GEDOM files, indeed Smart Matches are recalculated, however there is no need to invite members to the site again, as this applies per site, and not per tree, and the site remains the same.
Again, I apologize about the inconvenience caused.
Thank you for that but where do I find the step by step procedure for updating my site with a GEDCOM file of some 12,500 people with over 200 pictures referenced and some 20,000 events geolocated; so that I minimise the number of "smart matches" that others need to confirm.
a) do I delete my current tree first then import to a tree of the same name ?
b) import to a new tree name then delete the old one ?
c) merge the new with the current where only some 200 entries will have changed and thus give rise to over 12,000 duplicates but only then changes will come as new "smart matches" ?
with a) & b) how do I re-attach pictures without having to do each one individually?
Can you please check whether you have any network security or communications software running on your computer, or on the network which your computer is a part of? This may include firewalls, proxy servers, anti-viruses and/or routers. The presence of such software or hardware may cause problems communicating with MyHeritage.com, unless they are properly configured.
Such software or hardware are more commonly found in office environments than at home.
I have recently noticed a problem when a certain date format is made in places such as Date of Birth, Death, Burial, Christening, etc.
If I use a 'Single Date' format and enter say 'About Feb 3 1556/57' for some reason the system records it and displays it as 'About Feb 3 1554/55'. If I change this and enter 'About Feb 3 1556/7' I get the same result, i.e. 'About Feb 3 1554/55'. This also happens when I use an exact date. Even if I use the Free Format Text option and enter it in the same format as a Single Date would, the result is still the same.
This was never an issue previously and I have just noticed it after I have upgraded to the latest version, 220.127.116.117.
The way the system handled the date previously is a better option, unless there is something I am doing incorrectly. Please advise if this is a System issue and when it can be expected to be fixed. Many thanks.