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
I have just downloaded v6.0 and have been looking at the NEW profiles page and have realised that the map information is incorrect. I live in Barbados and most of the evnts for my family show up in some part of the USA even though I have Barbados in the address.
Is it possible to edit these places on the map manually? FYI, I have tried running the maps function but get the script error.
You can download the photos that were added on your family site. To do this, go to Photos & Videos> Find. Select an album. Select a photo and then click Download.ONce the photos are downloaded to your computer, you can add them in your project in Family Tree Builder.
Make sure to delete them from the site so that they won't be duplicated.
If you edit the offline tree and then publish it to the site, you won't be able to edit it online. As far as I can tell, in order to be able to edit both of them at the same time, you need to edit the online version then export as GEDCOM, and then import the GEDCOM into FTB. Either that or manually edit both at the same time. In either case you would need to have FTB installed on whatever computer you are using.
I gues i am not the only person with multiple computers / locations. I also want my father an cousins to be able to edit the tree online. I find the program easier to work with so I prefer that for the day to day tasks
If I export a GEDCOM i lose all connection with my photos. Smaty matches also freak out and gives matches that oyher users have already confirmed or denied.
Other solutions adds the risk of entering data multiple times so I get duplicates.
This is by design. Making changes in your offline tree without publishing it will not affect your online tree. With the right settings, your family can update the online tree. I can't help you with the picture losses.
Try creating one web tree (even with just two or three persons) and subscribing to the monthly backup service. All pictures are considered linked to the web tree, and get backed up. This backup can be retrieved at any time.
I have a tree of nearly 13,000 entries, why is MyHeritage so egocentric that it insists that it MUST be the centre of your research as it cannot cope with importing GEDCOM files as updates without producing masses of duplicates. Or if you produce a new tree everyone that you have already contacted has to reconfirm all the "Smart" matches that they have already done the first time you contacted them AND you have to as well. All this because of the use dynamic IDs to create a new identity for each person, whereas most proprietary software use a fixed ID number. Also fixed IDs would allow duplicates to be merged automatically.
Also with fixed IDs I would not need to allocate each of my 250 photos back to each individually manually, taking on average 30 seconds per photo that’s over 2 Hours!! Let alone confirming the matches with over 1,300 other trees, another 6 hours !!!!!
When is MyHeriatge going to fix this big waste of researchers time?
I can see that you are now using a Family Tree Builder tree. Do you find this more convenient than uploading an updated GEDCOM each time? I agree that there are disadvantageswhen working with a GEDCOM that is edited in a n external program, and I hope that in the future we will be able to improve this issue.
FTB is as useless as it take about 7 (severn!) hours to upload a GEDCOM and also produces even more duplicates. I think it is the cause of all the problems so am waiting the release of version 8 before I even think about updating my tree.
BTW when is the expected date for the release of version 8 ?
I uploaded my GEDCOM file from ancestry.com which has over 1300 people in it to the basic Familt Tree builder which only includes 250 people. I get that but...... it didnt even include me or my immediate family just an obscure branch of my family tree!! LOL! what good is that?? Is this some type of gimmick to get me to purchase the Premium account?? If I did something wrong let me know & let me know how to remedy it- Thanks sara