Thanks for your help. I guess MyHeritage must have been created by denizens of a democratic culture where everyone is equal and needs only one name! I'll adopt your method - who knows, it may be a MyHeritage Standard. For display purposes, I always have the option of publishing charts as .JPGs and then putting them onto Powerpoint displays with additional text. But, of course, that additional text becomes a pain to maintain.
Only problem I see with that idea is that you would be showing the person several times as his own sibling. I could be wrong, but I don't believe that titles affect smart matches, as long as first and last names don't change. I simply use the highest rank of the title in the tree and show the other info in notes, ie Commodore instead of Captain, etc.
Okay, Using FBT I tried it; Opened the 'card' of an ancestor, clicked the 'Main" tab, clicked on Names, clicked on Prefix. The only prefixes already in the drop-down menu were Dr., Prof., Rabbi, Rev. and Sir; so I typed Lord in the blank space and clicked Okay. It worked. And having already entered the title Dr. in this way I can say it does not affect matches or the Quick Find function...
From an imported GEDCOM file, I have several names of the form Jr. first-name last-name. They are all sons of a first-name last-name. In FTB, I can add "Jr." as a proper suffix, and the suffix is added at the end of name. But the incorrectly leading "Jr." remains. How can I corract this anomaly?
Thanks for the tip, Geoff, but that didn't work. However, your suggestion did put me in the right neighborhood: on the Main form, there is a Names.. button; when I clicked that button, I was presented with an alternate form where the "Jr." appeared in a "Prefix" field. Deleting "Jr." as a prefix did the trick!
Hi I just updated to version 7 build 7129 from build 7105 and almost all the fields within a person's "card" are now empty! Their name and birth/death dates are correct in the overview for example, but within the card they are empty and also the text from my citations and also notes are empty!
I first updated and since the notes section was still a little buggy i uninstalled and reinstalled. The bug was gone but so were all my fields!!
Please tell me that I don't have to go through 300 cards typing all this information in again! How can I open an old saved file to extract information? :(
OK, somehow this problem fixed itself. I imported an old GEDCOM backup from 40 relatives ago. Everything was fine with all the fields visible but the media files weren't synced and it had less people. Dreading having to re-enter them, I then decided to Open the new project again and suddenly everything was back to normal! Don't know what happened or how it got fixed, but everything's good again.
I have found that when I go to Find-a-grave, confirm record, extract into tree, it shows a new "source sitation" and it is on the left AND right side of the screen (to be copied to my record). About half of the time though, it does not save to my record. I can go back in, and the "source citation" shows up as new all over again. When this does happen, I cannot save it no matter how manytimes I try, sync, whatever. It is very frustrating, because then I don't know if it saved the last 50 records or not. Any ideas?
Well, after some playing around, I think I answered my own question. Even though it appears that it is going to save it, you need to click on "additional options" and tell it where you want it saved (birth, burial, death). If you don't, it gets saved to never never land.
I have been unable to move my FamilyTreeMaker file directly to FTB (unless exporting first to .ged).
Support has advised me that:
"our Family Tree Builder (FTB) software should be able to import FTM files. owever, this specific bug is a known bug with a certain version of FTM that the FTB cannot import. I advise you to save your project as an FTW file and try to import it again. his should work and import your entire project to your FTB software."
FTM 2014 does not export to *.FTW, so far as I can see, and Support's reply is: "I do not have the knowledge in order to assist ou with matters regarding Ancestry. If you need assistance regarding exporting your tree from Ancestry, I advise you ddress the Support Team there."
I shall try that, but in the meantime, do any users have any advice on moving from FTM 2014 to FTB?
I hope this hasn't been asked already and apologize if it has, but my search didn't show any results:
Is it possible to have all children of one parent shown in FTB, even if they're half-siblings instead of full siblings? When some children are hidden due to having a parent from an earlier marriage/relationship, I find it somewhat confusing at times (and, to be honest, incredibly insulting to those children).
Family Tree Builder is more of a working program than a display program. You can only show (in tree view) one husband-and-wife (John and Mary) at a time, along with their children. If, say, he has another wife, Janice, you can click on her name in his 'card' and John and Janice will be displayed, along with children born to them. No confusion (once you get used to it!) and no insult to anyone.
Look at the web site to see them displayed together, with the former relationship shown by a broken line.
That was a very good explanation on the difference between FTB and MH site. My issue is that I want to be able to display the current wife with her husband instead of having her "way over on the side" because they didn't have childrent together. I have it working with some split families but not in others and I haven't enter the data any differently.
I actually do find that confusing when working, especially in families with lots of children, and find it unfortunate that there's no way to view all offspring in the program itself. Hopefully, that's something they'd consider changing in future releases.
an example how I do this: e.g. father1 and mother1 have 2 children (child1.1, child1.2), mother1 passes away and father1 remarries. Attach parents father1 and mother2 as additional foster parents of children 1.1 and 1.2. You now have parents father1 and mother1 as the natural parents of child1.1 and child1.2 and father1 and mother2 as their foster parents. This way you can see all of the children that are actually related to each of the parents in one view.
If father1 and mother2 have additional children, they are displayed very well along the children from the 1st marriage.