Well, after some playing around, I think I answered my own question. Even though it appears that it is going to save it, you need to click on "additional options" and tell it where you want it saved (birth, burial, death). If you don't, it gets saved to never never land.
I have been unable to move my FamilyTreeMaker file directly to FTB (unless exporting first to .ged).
Support has advised me that:
"our Family Tree Builder (FTB) software should be able to import FTM files. owever, this specific bug is a known bug with a certain version of FTM that the FTB cannot import. I advise you to save your project as an FTW file and try to import it again. his should work and import your entire project to your FTB software."
FTM 2014 does not export to *.FTW, so far as I can see, and Support's reply is: "I do not have the knowledge in order to assist ou with matters regarding Ancestry. If you need assistance regarding exporting your tree from Ancestry, I advise you ddress the Support Team there."
I shall try that, but in the meantime, do any users have any advice on moving from FTM 2014 to FTB?
I hope this hasn't been asked already and apologize if it has, but my search didn't show any results:
Is it possible to have all children of one parent shown in FTB, even if they're half-siblings instead of full siblings? When some children are hidden due to having a parent from an earlier marriage/relationship, I find it somewhat confusing at times (and, to be honest, incredibly insulting to those children).
Family Tree Builder is more of a working program than a display program. You can only show (in tree view) one husband-and-wife (John and Mary) at a time, along with their children. If, say, he has another wife, Janice, you can click on her name in his 'card' and John and Janice will be displayed, along with children born to them. No confusion (once you get used to it!) and no insult to anyone.
Look at the web site to see them displayed together, with the former relationship shown by a broken line.
That was a very good explanation on the difference between FTB and MH site. My issue is that I want to be able to display the current wife with her husband instead of having her "way over on the side" because they didn't have childrent together. I have it working with some split families but not in others and I haven't enter the data any differently.
I actually do find that confusing when working, especially in families with lots of children, and find it unfortunate that there's no way to view all offspring in the program itself. Hopefully, that's something they'd consider changing in future releases.
an example how I do this: e.g. father1 and mother1 have 2 children (child1.1, child1.2), mother1 passes away and father1 remarries. Attach parents father1 and mother2 as additional foster parents of children 1.1 and 1.2. You now have parents father1 and mother1 as the natural parents of child1.1 and child1.2 and father1 and mother2 as their foster parents. This way you can see all of the children that are actually related to each of the parents in one view.
If father1 and mother2 have additional children, they are displayed very well along the children from the 1st marriage.
Thank you for asking. Our Family Tree Builder software doesn't have a Mac version yet.
We've received many requests for this, so producing a Mac version is definitely in our plans. In the meantime, you can wait until we have a Mac version, or continue to grow your tree online.
A tree can be built online on MyHeritage.com, using a Mac. If you have a tree already and it has been published into your own family site on MyHeritage.com, we can, at your request, flip a switch so you'll be able to continue editing your tree online on your Mac, with a browser.
Please let me know if you'd like that. You can also import an existing tree into MyHeritage.com via import GEDCOM, and then continue editing it online on the Mac. Let me know if you need assistance with this.
I am MAC and I have read that Our Family Tree Builder is planning to have a MAC version. Any projected dates available?
Below is a quote MyHeritage (Justyna) sent in response to another writer. My question is GEDCOM presently just a PC app?
"Please let me know if you'd like that. You can also import an existing tree into MyHeritage.com via import GEDCOM, and then continue editing it online on the Mac. Let me know if you need assistance with this."
Can you elaborate on the above quote? By import an existing tree, does that mean from another source?
With regards to the Mac version of the software. This is actually now in production and will be going into its test faze in the very near future. Having said that I will refrain from estimating a certain time for release so as not to build up hope.
In the meantime if you are a Mac user you may work on your family tree via your online family site.
A GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, it is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software.
A GEDCOM file is the most widely recognized file format standard for creating a family tree. Most genealogical programs recognize this format, which allows you to easily move your tree to the genealogical program of your choosing.
You may import a GEDCOM file from another software into our Family Tree Builder Software and to lear a little more about this you may wish to use the following link I have provided for you.
I have my data in FamilyTreeMaker, as an *ftm file. How would the Family Tree Builder import differ if I import the *ftm directly, vs. first exporting the *.ftm as *.ged and then iimporting the GED file?
There's actually not much difference, just the practicality of not having to export from the FTM a GEDCOM and then import to FTB. You can simply open Family Tree Builder and go to File > Import GEDCOM and add the *.ftm file.
I have a large family tree that I would like to split into two.FTB files. In the first file, I want to have the husband and all relatives associated with him. The other file I want to have for the wife and all her relatives. To do this I tried first deleting the wife, leaving just he husband and his tree showing. Unfortunately, all of the wife's relatives remain in the file. Is there any way to delete everyone associated with a person without deleting them one by one?
H. Not sure if this will work , but I suggest exporting the FTB data to Excel. Delete the contents of the Field you want deleted, and then import the file back into FTB. Note the content of Cell A1 needs to be amended to start with "I".
Since the first release of version 7 there have been a number of updates to this particular version due to a few little problems. Like most softwares they are not fail safe as we all would like them to be and are suseptable to glitches from time to time.
You are more than welcome to log into your online family site and scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on Family Tree Builder from the download section. This iwll let you download and install the latest version of the software.
I would advise however first making a backup of your database to your computer so that you have a reliable source of information should anything go wrong with your new FTB version.
Also please be assured that if you do run into any problems then you are only an email away from getting the support you require for any of the problems you may come across and our dedicated team will be on hand to help you the need arise.