I had noticed that MyH promises priority treatment to payers; that's fair enough. My reluctance to become a PM was because I wondered whether MyH had gone into hibernation. Forgive my impatience. I'm advancing in years and don't want to waste too much of what I have left. At my age one has to think twice before buying green bananas.
Happy New Year.
(I hate auto-responses. It's good to see that there is a real live person keeping their eye on the forum.)
Our Family Tree Builder software doesn't have a Mac version yet. We've received many requests for this, so producing a Mac version is definitely in our plans. In the meantime, you can wait until we have a Mac version, or continue to grow your tree online.A tree can be built online on MyHeritage.com, using a Mac. If you have a tree already and it has been published into your own family site on MyHeritage.com, we can, at your request, flip a switch so you'll be able to continue editing your tree online on your Mac, with a browser.
Please let me know if you'd like that. You can also import an existing tree into MyHeritage.com via import GEDCOM, and then continue editing it online on the Mac. Let me know if you need assistance with this.
So in the future will mac users be able to take the online stuff that they have worked on and then save it to a downloaded program on our own computers? If so, I am going to get busy! If not, I will just keep working on my reunion program for my mac.
Hi - I have just upgraded FTB to version 6. When I select 'Family site - new' then either Timeline (or Timebook) my web site home page appears with the information message "The page you were trying to visit has been specified as off limits by the Site manager". I am the site manager and it shows me as logged in. I have searched around to see if there is a setting to enable/disable Timeline and Timebook but cannot find one.
Online it says that you can take the online tree and put in on the Family Tree Builder for free. It wouldnt let me. I dont want to manually put all that information all over again. Also, my father is not married and had kids with multiple partners. Apparently, they can be married once and all children from one mother and one father. How annoying. It was not worth it and was a waste of my time. My heritage would never get my money...I'd rather give it all to ancestry.com.
I can understand you are frustrated, but let me try and assist.
You can import your tree from the family site to FTB if you open the program, and go to the File > Restore project menu. Choose to restore the project from your family site. Note that you need to be logged in to FTB with the same user as the one you family site is listed under.
This operation is free.
As for you second question, it is possible to enter several partners without marriage in your tree, and also to list each child under the relevant couple.
I get plenty of emails saying that I have Smart Matches online. But if I look up the same person in the FTB software, the green "matches" circle icon does not show up. Why not? I prefer to manage my family tree in FTB software.
Like you I keep my work on Family Tree Builder software. Everyday I "Save" and then "Publish" my work. When I want to use Smart Matches, I start on my website that has my updated work "Published", and work from there. The Smart Matches on the website seem to be more current by a few days then the ones that show up on Smart Matches in FTB.
That said, since you have to toggle back and forth between website findings and the FTB tree, I find it easier to make many entries, then wait about a week. By that time, if you are a Premium member, the Smart Matches are synched to FTB and you can use the "Merge" button for super simple data entry. Good luck!
Got it, got it that far. I do publish my tree. But there are names that show up in the "You've got smartmatches" emails from the website, which don't show up as having smartmatches available in the FTB software. Am I explaining that clearly?