There is a function under Tools, Check for duplicates, which you can use if you have added all persons as new ones without concern of distant relationship. You will get a lot of persons as possible duplicates since it checks primarly the names so persons with same or similar names will end up in the list. Within the list you may have real duplicates (who could be relatives).
In the WEB tree you can see the couples that are the parens of the siblings that branshes off with a orange counter bubble under the card. The counter tells in how many places the person si shown in the tree.
Hi! I've upgraded FTB to 7.0 but when it finishes installing, this message appears: "My Heritage Family Tree Builder Genealogy software has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." I have Windows Vista and util now I had used FTB 6.0 without any problems. Once I managed to install it, but then I couldn't have any access to the menus...Can you help?
I'm pretty sure if you have entered their dates of birth the program puts them in that order.
If you only know roughly the dates you can enter the year, at least, and designate the date as 'about' instead of the default 'exact', and they will again be arranged in order. If you do not know the birth year of one child who was born between children whose year of birth is known, make a guess and designate it as 'estimated' and that will place the child in order.
If you input them out of chronoligiccal sequence- say 2nd born third born first born 4th born-- the prog will list them in the oder they were input. - it will APPEAR ithat they are sorted but they aren REALLY."
Which surprised me, but to test it I started a new 'unrelated' family, the Doe family.
John Doe, born 1901 and his wife Jane Doe, born 1902.
Then I input in this order:
Son Abraham, born1925; daughter Mary, born 1924; son Harry born 1919; son Jeremiah born 1926; and daughter Sarah born 1922.
And as I input each child the program placed them in their correct date order of birth , rather than in the order I had entered them.
Have I missed something?
P.S. So it seems to me that if they are already entered you can edit the dates (if incorrect) and the order in the program will also be corrected.
So I altered the birth year of Abraham to 1923 and he moved from firstborn to third born. G
As long as you add date to the children it will always sort them correct. It is when you dont have dates it sorts them in entered order. You can then use the manage children as mentioned above. In earlier versions of the WEB tree it did not matter if you sorted them manualy in the FTB, it came out in entered order anyway in the WEB tree. I dont know how it is now.
I have noticed that if a date is not in the expected format it will treat it as a text and by that not sort it correctly. If you have entered a correct formatted date it will show it in short form in the card as the year otherwice it will show as ?.
I dont think you need to be a paying member to have the children sorted correct in FTB. The program should be working offline also so it cant sence if you have paid or not.
I looked at your WEB tree and the little I could see, the dates looked OK to me. So why it dont sort it correct even with correct formated dates, I dont know.
i dont want to add divorced mothers. however, when i add the women who are now married to my uncles it shows them as being the mother's to all of my uncle's kids.... not just the ones she actually mothered.
To add a child you have to include a mother and a father. How you get around identifying them is up to you but that is a matter of preferences and likes and dislikes. The tree is about ancestors and parents ...
I've been using another program for many years. My database includes over 350K individuals. I dowloaded and installed FTB7, and attempted to import a GEDCOM created by the other program. During the Import, the process crashes, I receive an Out of Memory message, and only a bit more than 76K individuals appear to be imported. Both the Save icon and the File - Save command are grayed out, and unavailable. My laptop is running Win7 64-bit with 12 GB of RAM and hundreds of GB of free hard drive space.
Anybody have any suggestions?
It would seem that if I cannot import my database, then I might as well uninstall FTB7, eh?
Yes, unfortunately there seems to be a memory leak in the program and IF you have a large tree OR want to import a large tree (GEDCOM) FTB uses up ALL available memory. I have told the staff about the problem allreadey 2012 but......
My tree is 188 500 records and since dec 2012 I have not been able to import even a sdmall GEDCOM. Seemed to have a sucess a few weeks ago but when i chceked the GEDCOM was not imported.
This is more of a gripe than a complaint or a 'how to' but I would hope that some people reading this and who can identify with my gripe will try and get some sort of consensus on how to arrive at a solution.
My gripe is around the Smart Matching that occurs automatically and when you go to look at the matches you find that the person you have been matched against has made all their, or at least the majority, of their entries as 'PRIVATE'. I can certainly understand entries on living persons being made 'PRIVATE' but entries on people who have died one, two, three and up to 7 centuries ago makes no sense at all.
As people trying to get their families traced, it is sometimes not possible for researchers to get at all areas of research needed possibly due to their lack of ability to get at certain resources. One of the reasons for belonging to a site such as MyHeritage is the ability of professional and casual researchers alike to share data and help each other.
Recently I have just rejected all those sites where I have matches but where the only data identifiable as a match may be the name and a year of birth/death or a name of a child whilst all other identifiable data has been made 'PRIVATE'. This is very frustrating and from my point of view goes against the spirit of what MyHeritage is all about.
As I said at the start, this is a gripe and I am not sure how, if at all, 'PRIVATE' data, outside of the person still being alive, can be shown. Maybe educating users to explain why it is important to show this data will help to resolve this issue.
As for me, I have a tree consisting of over 15,000 names and I am happy to share what data I have with others. It also helps to verify my data is correct by allowing others to view and to accept or reject it. This ensures the tree is as accurate as I can make it and also means other people will have confidence in that data.
I would be happy to hear of other peoples views on this and whether they have similar concerns. As for me I shall continue to reject the matches if there is insufficient data to make a proper comparison.
Most of this of privat entries results about a setting in the Privacy settings of the familysite. Under Access, You have the options to present or not some infos for guests (anonymous):
Allow guests to view limited information in my site
One of this options is Family tree. After disable this option, most of the family members around one of Your Smart Matched person will be displayed as private.
There was a discussion in this forum about this gripe. Unfortunately, it was removed duricng an accident on the forum side. A user, I cannot remember the name, did found the solution about this many, many private entries.
If You receive a membership of one of this sites, You will see all the infos and You will see, all this persons have a marker and/or death date.
On my side, I must disable this option, because some of my family members wont to display infos about their ancestries for the public. Just for familysite/family members.
On the other hand, You can see the infos about death persons in the compare trees. it is a hard way, I know, if You clicking Your Smart Matches list on this way, but it is one ;-)
Thanks for your note. It is the use of this Private option about which my moan is. I can fully appreciate why, for living persons, that you would wish to utilise that option. However, we are all here to try and make sense of our past and to trace those people who we are related to using whatever means are available.
To suggest that a persons details should remain 'PRIVATE' when they have been dead for over a century or two just does not make sense. The data is available via many public means, be it getting a Birth, Death and Marriage certificate, receiving details of any Military action or even just searching via the internet for that person. Why people would wish to make life more difficult for other researchers is beyond me. As I do not utilise that option, I would be VERY interested to know who has benefitted from my own personal searches but who will not allow me to see what they have researched. Because of this if a preponderance of the Smart entries are 'PRIVATE' I shall just reject them all and leave that person to research for information that I have found.
I was unaware of a previous discussion around this so it is something that is a concern for other people as well as me. As I mentioned in an earlier note to someone I believe that as long as people are educated about why the option is there and why we are members of MyHeritage then this may well disappear, but for now I do not see this happening.