Yesterday (Sunday) I installed the Version 4.0 update of Family Tree Builder that I had received free in the mail on CD. At first things were fine, but the next time I restarted my computer (this morning -- Monday), my Internet connection completely died. The only way I could get it working again was to (1) uninstall Family Tree Builder (connection came back immediately after that but died again very quickly); (2) uninstall Linksys Wireless Manager; (3) reinstall Linksys Wireless Manager. Now my Internet connection works once again after spending a day without it, and I don't plan to attempt installing Family Tree Builder again because of this experience; I can't afford to spend hours getting my connection back.
I don't know if I'm the only one who's had this problem or not, but I'm guessing that perhaps there might be others.
If it matters, I'm running Windows XP Home SP3, along with ZoneAlarm Pro and Norton Internet Security.
What I suggest that you do is to wait a few days to see that this problem is not with your computer in general, and then to download from the site to the latest version from our site at http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder.
Also, you say that you have both ZoneAlarm Pro and Norton Internet Security. I would like to recommend that you do not use both for either your firewall or your anti-virus, as that can cause problems with your connectivity.
I want to subscribe illegitimate children, but the partners are then always displayed as spouses. The status is stored separately, but in the pedigree might think, was married to one, which indeed is true not so. How can I change this?
Ich möchte uneheliche Kinder eintragen, allerdings werden dann die Partner immer als Ehepartner angezeigt. Der Status steht auf getrennt, aber im Stammbaum könnte man denken, das man verheiratet war, das stimmt ja so nicht. Wie kann man das ändern?
I tried this and the mother still shows up as a spouse. I have one relative who has children with 3 women, but I am unable to connect the children just to the father . FTB wants to connect the children to the mother of first child. I don't have the mother's names yet, so I'd like to leave them just under the father till I do. Any suggestions?
When generating charts, the Ancestors, Close family or Fan charts can be generated with single parents without a problem.
However, Descendants and All-in-one charts a second parent MUST be shown to be able to build the chart. If you have a single parent in the tree and generate a Descendant or All-in-one chart the program will automatically fill in the second parent.
Is there a feature in the program so that old city names can be associated with the current name? My family came from Prussia and the city name does not exist any more. But I would not have the current name of Poland and Russia hold, because my ancestors were not even born in those countries but also in Prussia.
Gibt es eine Funktion im Programm, damit alte Stadtnamen mit den aktuellen Namen verknüpft werden können? Meine Familie stammt aus Preussen und diese Stadtnamen existieren nicht mehr. Ich möchte aber nicht die aktuellen Namen von Polen oder Russland nehmen, weil meine Vorfahren ja auch nicht in diesen Ländern sondern in Preussen geboren sind.
Thanks for your suggestion. Currently, we don't have a feature like the one you propose.
However, your idea is very relevant. I'll definitely make sure the developers see your suggestion.
According to standard genealogy practice you should always record the name of a place as it is currently called. The reason for this is that the record hasn't moved even though the boundaries of a place or names may have changed. If you need to get to the record, you need to know the current place name to locate it.
In order to record the old place names (which are very important to your family history) you can create a custom fact explaining the original name of the place and possibly even the date the name was changed for your records.
I don't agree that the best or current genealogical practice is to put in the modern name of a place. This would obliterate the historical reference of the name as it was at the time of the event. Location can be separately recorded by latitude / longitude as a reference for location on a map. It would also mean that whenever there is a geopolitical change, all the genealogical records would have to be updated with the modern names. This is clearly an impractical proposition.
It would be good to have a feature where historical place names can be referenced and checked according to date, and to have a separate field for geospatial location, although I appreciate it would be a lot more effort for the developers.
For example, many of my forbears were from the Templer Community, then in Palestine, and it would not be correct to refer to their birth locations as in the modern state of Israel, which wasn't formed until 1948. They were not Israelis. The same issue arises in elesewhere as political changes are made to borders.
The only reliable indicator is lat/long and the name should be the historical name at the time of the event.
more than one year later, I would like to support this.
It would be very helpful to have a field like ANCIENT PLACENAME or PLACENAME (hist.) connected to PLACENAME. In the last century placenames changed often in Europe (and the borders). We have to keep trace of the names form the original documents. We have, however, to use modern placenames due to Google Earth & Co.
thanks for your quick response. Yes that would be nice if this function could be integrated. I think there are many people who have the same problem. At the moment I enter the actual name of the town, so they appear in the Google Map.
Under description, I will always write down the original name. It would be great if you can enter the original name and can connect to the current name. Please this function builds a hurry! o) Thank you
I have two concerns on this topic, so I will make two separate postings.
A place should really be an object that can have a physical location and multiple names. Two names are not sufficient, as many places have had more names over time - and names in multiple languages even at a single time. Someone might also want to record one name as a city, county, state, country, but another as just the city name to be displayed on charts. Ideally it should be possible to choose which name to display for each instance of a a place. There should be a notes field, so the details can be explained.
It should also be possible to have a place with a name, but no known location - or for multiple places to have identical names.
Here is a related problem I have encountered. I just imported my data to FTB, and then switched to the "maps" view. As I expected, many of the locations were not identified correctly. I then spent considerable time correcting these locations by entering latitude and longitude. Of course I expected that these corrections were being saved - but indeed they were not.
I realize that saving these corrections would require a new implementation of "place" as discussed above. I strongly request that this be done, and that it be integrated with the mapping feature. Until that happens,a user making such corrections should be warned that they will only affect the currently displayed map and will not be saved.
Also, I found that when a place name is not recognized at all, it cannot be corrected. It should be possible to enter a latitude and longitude for an unrecognized place.
Personally the mapping feature was the reason I considered FTB, and it is almost useless if corrections cannot be saved.
I have a couple of mistakes on my tree, is there no way to remove or edit them properly?
Somehow a parent has been added as a sibling and a sibling added as a wife and I cant find a way to get the people into their right place.
Ive searched and found that other people have had simular problems and Ive followed the advice given in the other posts. However when I have attempted to remove the people connected to the mistakes the mistakes are still there and now its getting messy...
I have a premiun account for six months but I cannot find this on my site. I don't think the "research" or "match" buttons work, because nothing ever comes up and I don't feel I should pay for something that I will have to find in another place. I thought premium would help with finding people. Also, where do I go to get a refund if I so choose to do so? I cannot find anything on the home webpage for this kind of information and when I checked with my credit card information charge, all I got was the people from PayPal. Please advise as I am very frustrated with your site.
Please note that the Smart Match Merge and Smart Research features are specifically available in Family Tree Builder and not in your online tree.
When you upgrade one of your family sites to a MyHeritage Premium plan, the online benefits are that you can have up to 2,500 people in your family tree online, you will have extended storage for family photos, videos, and documents online and you will get Priority support.
The extra features that you will have access to in the Premium Family Tree Builder are the Smart Research, Smart Match Merge, All-in-one chart, and Publishing of videos, audios, and documents features.
If you have more questions regarding the features available, or if you would like a refund, please let me know at esther @ myheritage.com.
I just upgraded my site to Premium, partly because I have 800 people on the tree, and for me it is working fine, however I have added my wife and son as site managers and their copies of the program are still the standard version. If they edit the tree will they be able to publish all 800 odd people or will it only allow 250?
Is there a way for them to have the full version of the program as well without paying the full upgrade fee again?