After not accessing my free version of FTB on my computer for quite awhile, I opened the program (version 5.something) the other day and was offered an upgrade (5.1something higher). The download stopped suddenly in the middle. After 20 minutes of nothing happening, I closed it. Now it seems like the version I downloaded is there, except it tells me it can't view photos. All of the photos I had on there are gone.
Is there a way to fix this? I love FTB and don't want to use something else, but I need some help, please!
The FTB version available is 220.127.116.1134, which is why the link appears this way.
Here is a list of some new featuers in FTB 6.0:
Automatic Research in Historical Records: Family Tree Builder 6.0 automatically searches for historical records in World Vital Records – a huge database acquired by MyHeritage last month. With billions of birth, marriage, death and census records, plus newspapers, yearbooks and additional historical content, exciting discoveries await almost all our users. Family Tree builder 6.0 automatically finds records whenever you add or edit information of people in your tree. If records are found, a button will be shown on the person's card in the Tree view; click it to see the actual records. A separate World Vital Records subscription is required but you can look at records for free under a free trial, or take advantage of the massive discounts on World Vital Records subscriptions that are offered exclusively to MyHeritage users.
Better Family Site Integration: Improved the integration with family sites on MyHeritage.com. The features described below are based on this.
Family Statistics: MyHeritage.com analyzes your family tree and produces 45 beautiful, enlightening statistics like average lifespan and most commonly used first names in your family. You'll also find many unique stats not available anywhere else.
Profile pages: See all information about any person in one place, with photos, close family relatives, events, citations and much more. When viewing a profile, double-click any other person in the list on the side to view that person's profile instantly.
Family Timeline: Visualize your family's events and photos in an attractive, fun-to-use timeline. All your events, photos and videos that are dated will appear on the timeline! Zoom in from a century to a single day. This special Timeline can also compare your family's history with historical events. The Timeline looks best in Premium and PremiumPlus family sites but can also be used for free.
Family Timebook: The Timebook is an interactive album of family photos, which includes biographies of direct relatives. Clever technology generates it as a beautiful digital scrapbook that appears to have been prepared manually, but the software creates it automatically for you. The Timebook looks best in PremiumPlus family sites but can also be used for free.
Family Events: Your family site is the best place to keep track of family events. See all upcoming family events in a list or monthly view. Never miss an important family birthday or anniversary again.
Family Memory Game: This unique free online game is played with beautiful, automatically generated personalized picture cards of close relatives and ancestors - based on your family tree. Following the same rules as a typical memory card game, users can play in competition with each other, or against the clock. The game is ideal for educating the younger generation about their ancestors and introducing them to the fascinating hobby of genealogy.
Hi everyone just started using the program it looks and feels excellent, I am havingr a problem adding a relative that had a child, father uknown before she was married, when I add her husband and married children the first child shows as fathered by her husband which is not the case, I'd appreciate if anyone could point me in the right direction.......Thanks
I have added a new partner without names and set an appropiate marrige state to the couple. To this couple you can add the child and he/she will show as half brother/sister to the rest of the children.
Sometimes it is possible to get single mother/father but I try to use the above.
Is there a way to change the ID numbers on the tree list? I'd like to switch the number 8 and number 1 person. I read the owners manual and didn't see this mentioned anywhere. The only thing I saw was that you could rearrange the people alphabetically, but the number one person is still stays the same.
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.