Sometimes (but not always), when someone has married more than once, the marriages are shown in the wrong order, i.e. the date of the 1st marriage shown is later than the date of he 2nd, on both the Descendants and Descendant Summary reports.
May I suggest that it would be a good idea to order spouses by marriage date by default? I can't think of a situation where anyone would want them ordered differently, but I guess the ability to explicitly override the marriage date order would be desirable.
As a PremiumPlus Member, I find the information found through collenctions (record matches) often very useful.
I am finding that FamilySearch matches do not always bring over data that was found. For example, one of the records I matched and acepted the data differences indicated the person had a spouse. I go back to my tree, and look at when the match was done, and see it was 2011, yet spouse if not in the tree.
Birth name: Robert Bannister
Birth: Sep 10 1850 - Woodhouse Twp, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
Death: July 31 1930 - Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
Burial: Aug 5 1930 - Port Dover, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
Parents: John Bannister, Elizabeth Ann Law
Wife: Mary Ann Exelby (missing in my tree)Children: Mary Elizabeth Bannister, Emma Caroline Bannister, Samuel Bannister (missing in my tree)
Siblings: Elizabeth Bannister, Pamela Bannister, Caroline Bannister, Samuel Bannister, John Bannister, William Bannister, Deborah Bannister, Frances Maria Bannister
Have I done something wrong, I typically add net new people, so believe it did not import.
So I went back into this person, re-did the review process, and the missing people now show 'addable'.
I can't see having to review EVERY import of a record to confirm it was susccessful!
The biggest problem with online genealogy sites like MH and Ancestry is that they make it easy for people to reproduce rubbish. Many, many, many online trees have little or no evidence - no actual record base. They are full of entries that are just copies of copies. Of course, that doesn't mean they're all wrong or worthless or anything like that. There could be a lot of good, first-hand knowledge in those trees. But you will have to do some weeding and that will take some time.
My point is that just copying the whole of someone's tree - without carefully checking each record - is the reason why so much rubbish and misinformation has been spread on the Internet. It is important to follow up any link with real research.
MH don't make it easy for you to flag a person that you are not sure about - a person in your tree that needs to be confirmed. One way to do it is to make them "Living" - "not deceased". That way they will be private and not public - not shared - until you've had time to do the research. Another way is to make them gender neutral - the tile/card will be grey - and you at least will know its a person needing more research.
I have vetted the additional inforamtion, and accepted it into the my Tree, yet it did not bring it over the first time. I think I'm going to have 2 copies opened, one to import with Family Tree Builder with and one web based to verify each import, which then means I have to sync after each match is confirmed and imported.
I haven't had any trouble bring over information. Nor have I had any trouble vetting the information as I bring it over. Everything I move to the right pane is editable. Once edited, the SAVE button simply imports the selectied informaiton.
You might need to report your specific problem to the help desk.
I have tried several ways to put this together in FTB. It doesn't seem to come out very well. Online doesn't come out right either. I ended up with duplicates of Children A and B. I'll explain the relationships, and hopefully you guys can suggest a way to show these realtionships.
Joe marries Kate. They have 2 children, A and B. They Divorce.
Kate marries Tom. Tom adopts both children, A and B. They divorce.
Kate marries Tom again. They have a child together, C. They divorce.
What's the best way to show the multiple marriages, and the children and relationships from each.
You're only going to show two marriages - two relationships. Joe&Kate and Tom&Kate. In FTB you can show multiple relationship between the parents and the children - natural parents AND adoptive parents (you can't author both relationships online - only in FTB can you have two sets of parent). Once you've authored an adoptive relationship in FTB it will show online as a dotted line.
You'll end up with Joe&Kate natural parents of A & B. Tom&Kate adoptive parent and A & B and natural parents of C. That is the genealogy. That's what will appear in the tree.
The multiple weddings etc. are history. That is - additional information about the relationships, not the relationships themselves. You can record the history in the Biography of each individual. You can also use the "description" field for "marriage" to add a comment about (for example) a second marriage date. You can also go into full profile and edit the profile - at the bottom of the list of fields you can see "all facts". On that screen you can add a "comment" to any field - or even add your own new field (e.g. remarriage date). Any of these options will record the history.
There is no merge function. You can import a gedcom into an existing tree (check out FAQ in MH online site) but you will have to manually connect the two including handling duplicates. Of course, any images or attachments will have to be manually uploaded and attached to profiles in the imported profiles.
Frankly unless it's a small tree it can be a painful exercise. I don't believe any genealogy programme allows a merge of a tree with an imported gedcom. There are third party programmes for a cost which claim to deal with gedcom merges and handle duplicates etc but they are not 100% successful. Large trees are handled less well according to reviewers. GenMerge is one and the other was Genmatcher I think. That was a few years ago though. I'm sure if you googled you'd find them.
Just so I'm clear...you are using Family Tree Builder downloaded to a friends computer which has synced your online tree.
You want to transfer the tree from his computer to yours which is not online.
You just ''save the project as'' to a flashdrive (memory stick/USB) or external drive or whatever and when you go to open the Family Tree Builder programme on your pc or laptop or whatever you can do so by File...Open... Browse and then upload from your source drive or USB etc
Obviously you will need to have FTB installed on your PC or laptop etc.
Norway must be the only country in the world with that meaning of partners. What are unmarried heterosexual couples called? Cohabitating? Can't personally see it is worth a rewrite of MH just for one country but who knows, the company is pretty weird. Maybe Norway needs to get its legislation sorted before asking geneaology problems to address the issue. Couldn't a note or fact address your concern? Besides you are posting on the wrong forum........