Every f... time I've logged on the last year or so You've insisted on me being a sweed. Well, I'm not so why do you keep on giving me the swedish languange even thou You have all my data from the first second. I change it to Norwegian - you give me Sweed - I change it to Norwegian - You give me Sweed. I've paid for this Shit program - COME ON!!!
I am sorry for the frustration that you feel. The reason for the issue that you describe is that we often change your site into a certain language, based on your location.
If you would like your site to always load in Norwegian, then what you can do is bookmark your family site (or www.myheritage.com) with: ?lang=NO in its address.
For example, bookmark this:
What this will do, when visited, is always go to your site and force the language as Norwegian.
Another solution is avoid logging off every time. When you stay logged on, the risks are very minor, and cookies remain and remember your language preferences. This way visiting myheritage.com will keep you in Norwegian. But you have to log off if someone else is using MyHeritage.com on a different account on the same computer.
I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I looked through the FTB help & FAQ sections, went through a few pages of forum posts, and tried searching FTB forum posts.
I am having trouble with parent relationships in Family Tree Builder. I need to find a way to separately designate a few parents as adoptive, stepparents, or biological parents within a couple or ex-couple.
Problem: a couple (M1 and W1) had a child but never married. W1 later married M2, who adopted W1's and M1's child. W1 later divorced M2 and married M3. M3 also had children from a previous marriage. I can't figure out how to mark M1 as "natural", W1 as "natural", M2 as adoptive, and M3 as stepfather for the same child. I can of course add all of these parents for one child, but the FTB keeps couples connected, apparently, and when I try to use "Manage Parents" and "Attach/Detach", it will only let me mark W1 and M2 as both "natural" or both adoptive, not one of each, and it will only let me attach or detach both W1 and M2, not one of them without the other. And with M3's children, it assumes W1 is their "natural" mother and won't let me designate her as not without also removing him.
I agree 100% with this. Especially in this day and age, families do not come in nice neat little packages. My sister and I, for example, are the producs of 2 seperate biological fathers but the same biological mother. It was my bio father, however, that raised us BOTH along with our bio mother. In other words, he adopted my sister. The only way that I am able to show this in my family tree is to say that both my father AND mother ADOPTED her -- when putting this information into the book or other features it is misleading because it appears to be saying that my sister is NOT a biological relative of our shared (bio) mother. In addition, when displaying my mother's decendant tree, it appears as though she has 3 children instead of 2 (and looks like I have 2 sisters instead of 1) because it displays my sister TWICE -- once with our mother's marriage to her first husband and once for her marriage to her second husband (my father, who adopted this child).
The same issue is occurring with my nephew, who's bio dad and adopted dad are different, and there are multiple other children from the union of HIS adopted father and bio mother (i.e. 1/2 siblings) (AND his full sister was never adopted by His adopted father) -- again it shows him on there twice so that it appears that my sister had 7 children instead of 6 -- it is showing as 2 from first husband and 5 completely seperate children from the second union --- it SHOULD show 2 from first, 1 of which is linked to second through paternal adoption, and 4 additional from second union. Yes, confusing but ACURATE!
I accidentally uploaded a family tree file to my website last night (forgot to check my publishing settings!!) and noticed all the photos uploaded with it, creating triplicates of all my albums! I have managed to delete the tree from the website easily, but now have all the empty photo albums sitting in my photo area. I can't seem to get rid of these phantom albums (ie, there is no delete function for them). They serve no purpose other than to confuse my site members so can someone please help me, and tell me how to delete these "phantom" folders??
I am trying to show my sister how she is related to someone in the 1700's. I want to select only certain people to print in a family tree. Is this possible with the free version of Family Tree Builder? I am using Windows Version 22.214.171.12465. If it isn't possible with the free version, will it work in the full version? Thank you.
My smart research will not work either. I recieve smart matches on a daily basis so smart matches is working. But when I try to do research the smart research says it found information but it will not show anything. It will say, results 1-20 of x-number of finds for example but then the area were it should be is blank. does anyone know why smart research doesn't work?
Please note that each time that you publish your tree to the site the Smart Match calculation process is restarted. This means that if you publish your tree very frequently you may experience a large delay in receiving the new Matches.
I have now made a change in the database so that your site's Matches will be processed faster. Please wait 3 days without publishing a new version of your tree to the site, and you should receive Matches.
If this does not resolve the problem, please let me know.
Unfortunately, Smart Matches™ are not fully synchronized yet between the Family Tree Builder software, and the family site. Even if you use the Family Tree Builder more often, we encourage everyone to use Smart Matching™ on your family site, and enter new information you learn using Family Tree Builder because they both use different algorithms and it might be timely to find smart matches on the program depending on the size of your tree.
Under "Editdetails", there isa tabcalled "Facts""-how canIdetermine theorder iftherearefacts thathave nodateisveryrandomorder.Or canI turn offthe"Sortby dateof "
I received aGEDCOMfile butafoldercontainingthe images fromthe project.The file isexportedfrom anotheruser of "Family TreeBuilder".When Iload thefile, the pictures arenot be loaded- howdo I get themput inthe right places?
Unfortunately there is no way to sort the facts on our program if there are no dates provided.
Thanks for your feedback and I'll be sure to forward this to our developers for future consideration.
Regarding the GEDCOM file in which you have recieved from another family tree builder, you are going to need to upload this file differently to how you have uploaded it, to add the photos attached. Please have the member that is sending you this tree to export package. He/She may do this by clicking on:
What this does is, it exports the information and the photos attached with the proper links that will place the photos in the correct place on your tree.
Please let me know if you need more assistance with this.
This evening after publishing an extensive update of mainly photos to my family tree using Family Tree Builder, I noticed the photos I had used and tagged were not tagged to people on-line. I went back and looked at the Family Tree Builder version and almost all photos are no longer linked to people. This is man-years of effort gone and I must say I am not at all pleased about this. The photos are still in the MyHeritage directory on disk, but the linking data has all but gone.
There were no error messages this evening. I am running Windows 7 on a 64bit processor. There are 8793 files in the Photos directory - there are 3 versions of each photo and the latest one is P3367 (that I loaded tonight). Family Tree Builder says it has only 472 photos! So clearly something has gone awry
Is there a way of restoring the links? I daren't touch the files (I notice there are some cfg files marked backup with today's date).
Really hoping you can help as there is too much work in recreating thes from scratch - and then I wouldn't trust your program to keep my work intact.
PS. I have now retrieved the online backup to bring the tree back to where it was last week (I hope). This evening's work seems to have been wasted though. I will retain the GEDCOM (ZED) file on my computer.
The online backup didn't do anything and it never appeared.
Luckily I had my own local backup that had created a version just before the problems emerged and so I seem to have lost only the very recent updates. Republishing now and hope for no more problems. I will advise. However the links to photos seem rather fragile if a whole swathe can be lost in an instant yet the family tree itself is retained.
Thanks for your reply and acknowledgement that there is indeed a problem. The only thing I can think of that was different to my usal trouble free process was that I worked the tree while it was in the process of publishing. Perhaps some interaction between Family Tree Builder editor and the publisher? In previous versions it would crash the editor.