I am a member of several sites that I would like to download and merge into my family tree. Is it possible to download a family tgree that I am member of? The merging ting I know hoe to do. Do I have to aske the web manager to send me a GEDCOM file?
Is it possible to select several photos at once and somehow associate someone with them all in one hit ?
I've tried selecting several photos at once, then right clicking the person in the list and choosing Associate with Photo however this only associates them with the last photo that was chosen in the group.
With earlier versions of Family Tree Builder, I was publishing multiple Family tree sites with specific limbs of my Family tree of interest to other researchers without affecting my core Family interest. Since updagrading to Family Tree Builder 5.0, I can now only manage one Family Tree site from the single Family tree within Family Tree Builder 5.0.
i.e. I have a site ofor descendants of a certain family surname, and another site for descendants of a differnt arm of the family. These were managed by associating the tree with Advanced settings and only publishing descendants of one or two ancestors, then creating a second one for other ancestor descendants.
Does anyone know if this has been done on purpose by MyHeritage, or is maybe an oversight with the upgrade and a future enhancement will re-introduce the capability.
In FTB 6.0, we changed the publishing settings menu. Now you can publish each project to only one site at any given time.
This was done in part to support the new features that were added under the "Family Site" menu, but more importantly to support the two-way sync feature which will be released with FTB 7.0, later this year.
Two-way sync will allow you to edit your FTB tree online, from any computer, and then sync back the changes to FTB. You will also be able to invite other site members to edit the tree (but only if you want them to).
a sync feature is not possible if one project is connected to two sites, and this feature is the number one request from our users.
If you want to keep publishing different versions of the tree, i suggest the following method:
Each time you make changes to your project, save it, and then save it again using the Save As project, under a different name.
this will create another copy of your project, for which you can change the publishing request, and the advance publishing settings.
Alternatively, you can refrain from duplicating the project, and instead publish the same project twice - changing the publishing request after the first time and then publishing again.
I realize that this change makes the use of the program more cumbersome for you, but I hope version 7.0 will provide enough benefits to compensate for this drawback.
Thank you for writing in our forum.
First of all, I would like to clarify that the 'Records' button that you are refering to, is not related to Smart Matches. This is a new feature we have that allows you to see relevant records of that specific person on the thousands of collections of worldvitalrecords.com
If you would like to hide this button please follow this steps:
1. Go to the section Tools > Options.
2. Enter to General
3. Scroll down the list of options and make sure the last option: Automatic Record Search is set: NO
Hope this is useful. Please write to us for further questions, comments or suggestions.
the Myheritage.exe has been quarantined by my virus checker, it says the Threat is Gen:Variant.Spam.1 i program file c:\program files\myheritage\bin\MyHeritage.exe source: Real Time.
I disconnected from the internet and restored the file. I then uninstalled and cleared out the files.
I then reconnected and downloaded and reinstalled the software. I disconnected from the interenet and shut off my firewall. The software ran ok. I then restarted everything properly and bingo, it has been quarantined again.
Thank you both for reporting this. This is a serious issue and we are working right now to fix the problem. We will notify you immediately when we have a solution.
For your peace of mind Family Tree Builder does NOT contain any viruses. It is absolutely safe to install Family Tree Builder on your computer. Hundreds of thousands of people have done so and continue to do so.
As always, if you have questions or comments, feel free to write email@example.com.
If anyone reading this post continues to have problems a) make sure to update the definitions on your anti virus software, b) contact your anti virus vendor and let them know about the problem, most of the companies we contacted responded very quickly, c) write us to let us know so we can work to resolve the problem right away.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to write and help us resolve this issue so quickly.
To let you know, I just received word that Bitdefender has now updated their definitions and you should be able to update definitions in your software, reinstall Family Tree Builder and continue working on your tree.
Another note for Family Tree Builder users, your family tree files are saved separately from the program in your My Documents folder. They will not be affected in any way by uninstalling, reinstalling the program.
I am a new user to the Family Tree Builder and have been using the package for about 3 months. I opened up the tree on Saturday morning to find that all the files were empty and that the program had been wiped from my PC. I re-installed the program and to my dismay when I downloaded the backup the whole tree is scrambled to such an extent it is irreparable! I have tried repair it using the online help and instructions but it seems the whole thing is corrupt and unusable to the extent that my grandson is now the second spouse of his great grandfather! I was using the version 5 and upgraded to the version 6 and everything was working beautifully up to Saturday 21 January.
Please recover the backup file of your tree by going to Start at the bottom left corner of the screen > My Documents > MyHeritage > project name > Backup > backup date > Database > double click on the file to open it in the Family Tree Builder.
Thanks for trying to help. Unfortunately the backup folder on my computer also was deleted together with the program. I tried downloading the online backup but this was also corrupt. After a few attempts to correct the inconsistencies I gave up as things just got worse. Somewhere along the line I must have ended up with a corrupt program download. I have now deleted everything from my computer and have re-installed the version 6 from scratch. I am now in the process of reloading the info back into the tree. As yet I haven't got far enough to publish it online but I will do so as soon as I have sufficient data and photos in the tree. Lets hope I have got it right.
I want to export a PART of my family tree to Excel and import it to a new one. The export seems to be fine and in Excel it seems that the right persons are exported BUT when I try to import the .csv file I get an error message telling me that one heading is wrong!!! I have not done anything, just exported and trying to import the .csv file. What's wrong?
Perhaps you tried to export a custom report? These reports cannot be reimported to the Family Tree Builder. Please try exporting one of the regular reports that are offered, and you will see that you are able to import them.
Thanks for your answer but I don't quite understand. I have a Swedish version and the choice i get is (traslated) Export a special report and I chan choose under Persons (All Persons, Choose persons....) and Fields to export (Standard fields ....) What do you mean by custom/regular reports? Where do I make the choice?
When I export the person list it get's opened in excel. After that I use text to columns, because that's the format I want to use to add more persons. When I save as csv file again (with no changes), I ll get the same error message at importing. Looks like you only can import the file in the original format, but that is useless, so I think Im doing something wrong