The ID numbers for people in your tree in Family Tree Builder, are internal to the programming of the tree, and are not editable.
Please note: you may notice more ID numbers than people in the tree. The reason for this is ID numbers are not re-used when people are deleted. Therefore, ID numbers can exceed the actual number of individuals in the tree.
Just wondering if anyone else is having this problem. I only have one tree that I update in FTB, " save" and then "publish" to my website. In addition, I lost a full days worth of edits yesterday despite meticulous "saving." It is me, or have others had problems in the past week?
The problem you are describing sounds bad, but so far you are the only user who reported it. It is indeed important to see if other users experience this.
Regarding the entries you added and now can't find - is it possible you saved the project under a different name? Try to go to File > Manage projects, and see if you have more than one project.
Another option is that you entered information in a certain data language, and are now looking in a different data language. To check which data languages you have in your project, go to the Tools > Language menu, right click anywhere and choose to Manage Languages.
I see that you published your tree to the site yesterday. Does the site show the updates you don't see in FTB? If so can you give me a specific example please?
Even though I've tried this software very briefly earlier, I've just now begun to big deeper into FTB as it is a more powerful software than the one I've used for ages, but I can't seem to figure out if it's possible to add information about the places my ancestors lived in etc. I've got several cases of estates belonging to the same branch of the family for several generations, and I'd like to collect information about these places within the software. Is there a way to do this, or should I just add a photo of the place, then add any information I have to the image/s and then finally connect the image/s with every person involved?
How do you more experienced users handle this?
And my second question; is it possible to somehow connect the witnesses of baptism to a child? I would love to be able to trace possible relations such as aunts and uncles who might have been witnesses. It helps a lot when to trying to figure out where the child's father or mother may have been born. This would be very beneficial for me, as I'm on my maternal grandmother's side of the family tree simultaneously doing folklore/homestead research and therefore have many persons in my database that not at first sight are relations, but upon further research I found out that they either are blood relatives or have been witnesses of baptisms for some of my ancestors.
If it's not possible to add them to the baptism note I thought I might follow the same system as with the places - that is, adding an image of the birth record and then connect every person involved with it.
Sorry if I'm rambling about; I seem to think clerarer while writing the problem and possible solutions down, and perhaps someone would be so kind as to give me his/her opinion about my thoughts and speculations.
I bought my 86 year old mother a subsription to My Heritage and Family Tree Builder. I have already done my tree with more than 800 entries. How can I add those people to my mothers tree without typing them all in. Thanks!
I originally started a Family Site and then started my FTB. In order not to do double work, I discovered that I could import my Family Tree from the site to my FTB. It seems easier to work from the FTB and just publish it to the Web Site. My problem is that I don't see any Smart Matches showing up in my FTB. I think that the Smart Matches were showing up in my FTB before I published it, and now they're gone. Will they eventually reappear? I'm a little confused. What is the way most people work between their Family Site and FTB? Thanks. Ed.
I do my work online. I sometimes upload to FTB because it has some more features which help me out sometimes, but I NEVER, EVER, publish directly from FTB to the website. Mainly because it clogs up the Smart Matches with a whole lot of unnecessary and irritating duplicate information. Unless you delete prior uploads, but most people, if any, do not. This is why we have some people with fifty trees which all say the same thing. It doesn't matter how many of their trees we ignore, we can anticipate another upload in an hour or two.
when you're looking at your tree you see a Manage Trees tab at the top. When you click on that click on Export To GEDCOM. That puts a file for your tree called a GEDCOM on your computer which you can then import into FTB.
Yes, ok, I've done that before. That's how I got my web tree info. into my FTB. I guess the question I was asking was, is 'Exporting to GEDCOM' the same thing as when you say that you sometimes 'upload' to FTB? Thanks.
I have been updating my Family tree online , and only recently noticed that the tree on my machine is not up to date. i probably should have been updating it on my local database and then publishing it , but i was updating it online
my question is how do i get my local offline copy up to date as i have entered about 100 people online and dont really relish the idea of manually entering them in on the local database
Having experienced a great deal of frustration with WorldVitalRecords.com, I was interested to see what the integration in V6 of FTB would bring.
Unfortunately, for me it's all irrelevant results and a lot of time to sort through the garbage.
For a man born and died in Canada, I got results from Australia, the UK, and the USA...but nothing from Canada!
For a man born in Kansas, died in Canada, there's more Australia, more UK, stuff from Texas, Massachusetts, Iowa, Maine.... nothing from Canada.
For a guy who never made it into Canada and died in 1944, I got results from a college in Ottawa, Canada, dated 1972, and records from the 48th Toronto (Canada) Highlanders for two men (one with the same first name and one with the same last name as my ancestor).
For four individuals I checked, there were 81 irrelevant results, an average of 20 each and about 5 minutes per person to determine that every frickin' result was totally useless. Now, 394 people in the tree @ 5 min each = I don't think I'll bother.
It will take only one good hit to make this worthwhile, but in the meantime I wish there weren't so much useless garbage to sort through.
Oh, and once I've examined all the garbage, is there any way to make the little icon disappear?
On a closer look, it turned out that the WVR search is for the name only -- dates and places were ignored, hence the ireelevant results. And the name was searched using a logical OR -- Firstname OR Middlename OR Lastname, the same sloppy search that WVR already uses, so that a search for "William Morrison True" gives results for William Alexander, Charles Morrison, Morrison Delbert Higgins, and Trueblood Deguerre (I had fun making those names up) but nothing at all for the person your'e looking for.
I think the filters really should be a little tighter! But there's no way to control how the search is conducted until you get into WVR and can add some dates and places, in which case my result is always "0 Results".
Maybe other users will have better results. If so, I look forward to hearing your good news.
Now, the profile -- wow! That looks neat and potentially useful. Love the map showing the travels. Wish the icons on the timeline could be made a lot smaller, but maybe that's in there and I haven't found it yet.
Also I was hoping that many of the suggestions from the forums made over the past years had been incorporated, such as a report for a single individual. It will take a while to see what all's there.
Shalom and Happy Hannukah/Merry Christmas to the development team.
I should have explained that I have no problem with WorldVitalRecords as an independent research tool where it is possible to filter by date, country, etc and even apply an 'Exact' filter. I have used this quite successfully, it is only the unfiltered version in FTB 6 that becomes a totally useless time waster.