Just downloaded the free version of Myheritage and it is amazing. The one problem that I'm having is that I was adopted in 1941 and my birth mother whom I've just found, and is about to turn 97. I just turned 70. She got married in 1950 and had a son and daughter. Can I display this in the family tree showing my adoption and linking my family to my grandfather etc.?
I'm not sure that this solves my problem. My mother had me in 1941, she was not married. She got married in 1950 then had 2 children which are my half brother and sister. Does what you tell me solve the problem?
Hi Derry, you said you downloaded the Free Version of MyHeritage, I will assume you mean Family Tree Builder.
I will assume you have created your Family Tree with your adoptive Parents as your Existing parents and your adoptive brothers and sisters as your natural brothers and sisters.
Right click on yourself and in the box that opens move to parents and another block will open, select add parents and then add your mother and if you know the name of your natural father you can add him as well. (If you don't know his name just leave all fields blank by Father.
Save changes by selecting OK and go through the process again. Right click on yourself and move to parents. This time select manage parents. Ensure Your Adoptive parents are listed as Adoptive and Your Natural Mother is selected as Natural.
Save changes by selecting OK
You will now have the relationships as you want them I am sure.
Please note: On the tree you will appear to be in two places. Do not delete one of these entries as it is not a duplicate entry, it is a mirror image of you with both Natural and Adoptive Parents and if you delete the one the other one is also gone
I am creating the tree based on my natural NOT adopted parents. I just found my mother who is 97 in November and found I have a half brother and sister. She got married 10 years after having me. I found out my real grandparents and their 7 children of which one was my mother. I am building the tree based on my new found family not my adopted family. Yes it is Family Tree Builder I am using. Maybe I have to start over and build the tree again? Many thanks for your help so far.
Did as you said and it showed my adopted parents and my natural birth mother. The problem is my mother married Harold Low 10 years after having me. It shows my natural parents with him in it. I don't know my natural father. I want to leave Low in the family tree to show my half brother and sister and families. Thanks again for your help.
I just found out that you can do research on My Heritage. I have been going through other sites and copy and pasting. I found out because my sister has a PC and she has a spot under the search box that she can click on and find search areas. On a mac that spot is not there. (see attachment) How do I do research on a Mac?
If I pay Heritage.com for a two year Premium Subscription, why can I not find any of your Research Results that DOES NOT require me to also pay them for access to the data. There should be some results that are free. I have found NONE. Maybe there should be a statement in the ad for an " Upgrade" that states, "Beware, there are NO free results".
One thing to keep in mind when comparing MyHeritage.com Research to other genealogy search tools, is that we actually care about your genealogy research, instead of focusing on how to make a profit selling you genealogy data. Other commercial data providers rarely provide you with search results beyond the scope of data they own or sell. We provide you with information regardless of whether it is found in records from non-profit organizations, libraries, or even one of our competitors.
When you start a search at MyHeritage.com Research you are really searching all the great online genealogy resources on the web, including Ancestry.com. Please note that in some cases, upgrading your account will allow you to get the links to the results, but, you will be requested to pay for the results. For example, if you get results from Ancestry.com, you will see the link at MyHeritage, but then you will be asked to pay at Ancestry to see the actual results.
That's just not right. There should be some searches that do not require another payment or membership to another site. It's like selling me a car and telling me I need to pay extra for the tires if I want to drive it.
It just searches the internet. For free stuff Irecommend https://www.familysearch.org/ and http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/. The latter only has family trees that people have submitted, so it's no more trustworthy than what you may find here. Familysearch has trees, but also has a lot of transcribed documents. Some even have pictures of census records and other documents. I have also found a lot through http://www.findagrave.com/. Sometimes you hit the mother lode with that, and sometimes you find nothing.
Is there any way of forcing an exact search? I want to search for John Brabyn MILLS but I get 1000's of results and I haven't the time or energy to trawl through the results in lots of 50. Most other sites provide for exact only matches or at least provide a date and place for the events to be entered and searched for.
Believe or not, not all the world uses Internet Explorer! You have added a number of features to the site, but still I cannot use research tool as I have a Mac. So I can't see why I would even think of actually paying for a premium membership when I'm so limited from using the research to build my tree.