Thanks Terry! I appreciate your thoughts. Those are kind of the things that were going through my head. I just wondered if there was a "proper" way to set them up. I think I like your idea of just putting our grandkids under my husband for now and running with two trees.
I have about 10 generations (about year 1700) in my tree in average and that would generate about 1000 people if the tree is a pure ancester tree. if you then add 10 siblings for each ancester you will end up with 10000 in your tree. If you then try to find all living relatives to all the people in the tree, the tree will get HUGE.
What you should not do, as some other people does, is to give each grand kid their own almost identical tree which would generate douplicat smart matches that we all hate to manage.
What is proper is something you have to decide for your self, what suites your needs with the tree.
I started with my self as start person. I could have had 2 trees, one for my mother and one for my father but then I probaly would not have found that they where related several generations back. Now the FTB warned me when I tried to put in the same person again and I saw that he/she already where present in the tree.
My case is unusual as there are a lot of marriages between otherwise unrelated members of my fathers' and my mother's families, also cousin marriages. So I could not have separate trees for mum and for dad, too complicated.
But I have a separate tree for my ancestors and for my wife's ancestors; with just really close family (parents for both of us, also our two children and their spouses and in-laws, and our five grandchildren) in both of those trees. I will continue to record all future descendants in my own tree.
Good point. My husbands family has several marriages with brothers of one family marrying sisters of another. I can see where that could start getting messy. Unlikely that my ancesters and his every joined (but then who knows, right?)
I put in the full given names then the preferred name (second name, nickname, whatever) in double inverted commas. So my own name is Athol Geoffrey "Geoff" Stewart. There is provision in the Main section of the 'card' in FBI for other names but I find that unsatisfactory for this. It is good for prefixes and suffixes. There should be better provision for a preferred name; it seems particularly common for Americans to be known by a second name.
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I have a card in my tree with the name "Jr. John Doe", but John is not a junior. "Jr." does not appear in the Edit display as a prefix or suffix. If I go to the Profile page, I can remove the "jr.", but my local tree's card does not get updated. My FTB tree was seeded from an old GEDCOM file built by my brother years ago, and it seems that the profix/name/suffix fields (records) were not processed in exact conformity. How can I correct these anomilies?
And by the way, what do you call these person blocks (cartouches) that I'm refering to as "cards"?
I think you can do it in FTB, just right click in the 'card', click on Edit Details, click on the 'main' tab, and delete the part of the name you do not want (in this case, Jr.). If that does not work, in 'main', click on Names and you may find Jr as a prefix, (which is odd anyway it should be a suffix) and you should be able to remove it.
I have amassed 15065 people in my Family Tree and i have noticed that MyHeritage Family Tree builder has been freezing everytime i begin to enter new information, i know everytime i have asked i've been told there is no limit.... but when it freezes now when it never did before i think i may be reaching the limit... Also i have noticed some of my Notes disapearing which really scares me as i put very important info in my notes and while i have copied most, its hard to know when i did, and if i had added more info since then....
Yes anytime i find a Obituary i save it in my notes as a way to easilly access that info again if i think it deserves a second look, i will also add notes from family interviews or things that i found even website links, one day i decided to look at something i knew was there and it was not..... all other notes seemed fine so i thought well maybe somehow it didn't save then another note disapeared that i knew i had done, i've gotten to where i am saving obits now as pdfs but then its difficult to find them when so many of my ancestors have similar names....
I have often wondered how people keep trees in line, all of my families are huge i was thinking of starting 4 trees for each grandparent but i'm not sure i can do that without losing info....
I want to read postings in this thread (FTB) BUT the thread shows only postings OLDER than 19 days. In the thread list I choose SHOW for a posting made by Daniel Harris a day ago but the thread opens the list shows me postings started 51 days ago (last answer 33 days ago) Number two from the top was started 67 days ago and last answer 18 days ago!!!