There is no way to edit a Family Tree Builder project remotely.
That is why it is advisable to sync the family tree to the site. The site is the 'meeting point' of editing the tree for the tree creator and his/her invited members.
You two can, nonetheless, exchange GEDCOM files of your projects corrections. Especially if she does not sync the tree to the site, then there will be no problem at all in exchanging and working in new files. Note, however, that if you send her a new file and she imports it on her Family Tree Builder and then sync it to her site, it will create a new tree within her site - which may cause her receiving again matches that she had already confirmed or rejected on the previous tree (with same content) that she had before.
I still want to know the possibilities of downloading her tree to me, it's intriguing that from time to time I get this offer to download a Matthews (I think) tree to my FBT program. ('Click yes or no'). If I could do that, make alterations, and send it back the same way...
But thanks for your worthwhile suggestions. I've never worked with Gedcom but I know it is a standard thing in genealogy. I wonder if it would be simple to send just part of a tree (it is mainly one very large family of ten or twelve siblings and their parents and maybe children that are the problem).
I wonder if SHE did the back-up and transferred it to me and I restored it (as a tree with a new name) and did the alterations and sent it back to her the same way...
But I hope to hear from the support people, who always take an interest in our messages; if not I will contact them direct.
I am not a subscriber, but have been using FTB for a few years. Everything had been working related to sync (a limit of 250 people without subscription) until August 2014. At that time, the sync process decided I had 251 people in my tree and stopped synching. The sync log shows the error occurring every day.
Was there a policy change at MyHeritage that non-subscribers can no longer sync or is there an error with my data files making FTB Sync think there are now 251 people in my tree?
1. Select the people and branches to include in sync. FTB7 says "1 person" selected. No change in sync behavior.
2. Reviewed the FAQ. No mention of this issue found.
3. Reviewed the threads of 2,200 messages in this Forum containing the word "sync". No references to others experiencing the issue (at least in the languages that I could understand).
The policy continues the same: Basic family sites are limited to 250.
Take a look on your projects in the Family Tree Builder, and make sure that you don't have duplicated files or a second version of an original file. If that's the case, when you try to sync to the site, it will already be "full" with another file previously synced, you will not be able to sync.
You can manage your trees both on Family Tree Builder and on the site, and delete possible duplicated ones, following the steps below:
In order to delete the trees from the site, please follow the instructions below:
1. Log in and enter your family site.
2. From the Family tree tab, select Manage Trees.
3. Click Delete.
In order to delete files on Family Tree Builder and follow the instructions below to delete the duplicates there:
1. Open the Family Tree Builder
2. Go to File > Manage Projects. There you will see a list of the trees that you have created in Family Tree Builder.
3. Click on the tree you want to delete.
4. Click on 'Done' to finish.
Please, get back to me if the problem persists or if you have further questions.
Now, it is strange to me that you don't seem to find other projects on FTB. Are you perhaps working with FTB in two different computers? Let's say a desktop and a laptop?
Note that working with two or more computers with FTB is strongly not recommend.
The sync function syncs all the changes that were made in your software to your online site and all the updates made on your online site to the software.
When you work on two Family Tree Builders (on two different computers), the updates you make in computer A will update the online site, but will not update the project open in the software on computer B (not even after a sync).
When you then try to sync your tree from computer B, it will not recognize the updates on the family site.
If you wish to work on your project with more than one computer, we strongly recommend that you install the Family Tree Builder software on your main computer, and use the online family site to edit your tree when working on your other computer(s) or mobile device.
This way, all the changes that you make using other computers, will sync back to your software on your main computer. When you work on two Family Tree Builders (on two different computers), the updates you make in computer A will update the online site, but will not update the project open in the software on computer B (not even after a sync). When you then try to sync your tree from computer B, it will not recognize the updates on the family site.
If that's the case, then you might have the original file of the tree on a different computer.
I have resolved the sync issue and will describe how you can replicate this if anyone in the future asks.
Symptom: Sync no longer completes because the online site file contains 251 family members.
Cause: It appears that MyHeritage checks the online file through some sort of a counter during the sync process. When the counter is greater than 250 for a non-subscriber, it stops the sync and displays the error message.
To resolve, that counter needs to be reset below 250 at the online site.
When you restore the FTB project using the online site file, it has 251 people in it. The sync will still not work after restoring with this file. However, delete one person from the online site and it restores the online site value to 250 (or less). Using the Restore Project from Online Site, the 250-person project will be brought into FTB and will sync to 250 people.
Now the FTB site can be restored from file on disk and sync can be done. Sync will complete with the expected warning that only 250 people in the tree were included in the sync.
Note: Users should backup their FTB project to file on disk before restoring from the online site. In my case, I have 12,000 people in my project and if the FTB project is overwritten without making a backup, a significant part of the tree would have been erased.
I started entering my family tree online first rather than family treebuilder and uploading it to the web on My Heritage website. Can I download what I haver entered online and import it into the family treebuilder I have just downloaded?
Hi. I am finding many many relatives in West Virginia that are 1st cousins and they are married. Sometimes it is crazy trying to figure out exactly how they are related. Is there an easy was in the program to figure it out for me?
Thank you! For the most part it worked. When i put the name of one of the spouses, knowing 100% they are cousins, the program would just tell me that person is the spouse of so & so! Yet I know for sure their Grandfather's are brothers. I will keep working on it tho. These two threw me a curve ball because i have come across at least a dozen married 1st cousins and they were easy to figure out.
I just tested it again. In the upper left-hand corner it should tell you that there is an additional relationship and that they are first cousins. Make sure that you have them in your tree as having the same grandparents.
Glad to have been of help. In the Classic view these relationships were displayed visually. In fact, if you use FTB and you visit your on-line site from it, you can still access the Classic view. At least I still can. I will never understand why MH discontinued the Classic view. In my opinion it was one of their greatest assets and one of the main reasons I chose MH in the first place. I hope they make good on their promise to at some point resurrect it. It cannot be too soon for me!
I have been using the program almost seamlessly until now, but I seem to have run into a problem.
I have four generations I'm working on. They are all directly related to me, far, far back. What happens is I'm trying to link two existing persons together as married, and then link an existing person as their child. It's linking them like I ask, but I keep ending up with the mother being "related through 40 steps" instead of "directly related" like she should be. Somehow it ends up being "wife of, and then father of, mother of, etc."
Gudrød is a direct ancestor x37
his son Olaf is a direct ancestor x39
but Gudrød's wife and Olaf's mother Alfhild, is marked as "related to me through 38 steps", where she is listed as Gudrøds wife, but not Olaf's mother! (I think that's the problem.)
I've tried to detatch and reattach several times and different ways, but it keeps happening... Alfhild's father (Alfarinn) is also listed as related to me through 39 steps, (where it should be directly related, and not through Alfhild's marriage, sinc he's Olaf's grandfather) while his father, Gandalf, is directly related x40, because one of his other children (Álfhildr) is also a direct ancestor to me..
Any clues as to what I can do to fix this? As long as I keep Alfhild and Gudrød separate, and only has Alfhild as Olaf's parent, it works like it should, but adding one more parent removes Alfhild as the mother and only puts her as Gudrød's wife. She still appears in the family tree as Olaf's mother, but not in the "relation to me"-tool...
This is a very old problem that has gotten worse. It seems that MH can only handle one line of descent at the time and will use what it considers the shortest &/ or most direct one. I have complained about it several times since I joined more than eight years ago. Recently they also dropped the relationship calculation on-line, although it still works, more or less, on FTB.
I have accidentally deleted a wife and all of the decendants from a spouse. Several generations, gone! They can still be seen on Myheritage website as i haven't synced since i did it. How do i get them back? Please help!!!
One option could be that (before you sync it) you can reload your tree data backup which is usually automatically created by the system i some period and stored in the folder where you have store yout ree data. t depends on the fact how did you set the program and how old is the last stored backupin your Family Tree application - but it should help you, maybe you can lost some last updates yuo made, but this could be much easier for you to set back some last updates you made. Good luck.