There's nothing funny about insulting someone. It's amazing how you can take it upon yourself to speak for everyone! You're the only one that's said anything, and you were not even being talked to at the time, you just butted in. You really have a nerve saying Americans are rude and obnoxious. Don't bother responding to this, I give up on you and will no longer respond to your postings.
Wow, this new version of MH must be outstanding. A few days ago I posted a problem I was having with a recurring error message I receive everytime I log out of MH saying I had a corrupted photo which did not publish. I can't find that post, and MH responded to me via email, so I thought I would share their answer with all in this new post. According to MH, I will continue to receive this error message until I go through every one of my hundred plus photos, deleting them and reimputting them one at a time, then log out and log back into MH each time, until I figure out which photo is corrupt! But, the good news is, as is the response to most of our problems, the new version will correct this problem, if and when it ever comes out. The other problem I am having is duplicatation of persons in my tree suddenly showing up, though I check it often to avoid hours of extra work deleting the duplications, cannot possibly be a glitch in MH, it has to be me imputting the family member multiple times! I must be doing it in my sleep, because it's not there when I go to bed and, all of a sudden, it's there the next day! Does anyone know of a medication I can take so I don't work on MH in my sleep? The funny thing is, if I start at each one of the duplicated persons and go backwards in FTB, they each have exactly the same parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc., all the way back to my eldest ancestor. In other words, they are exactly the same all the way back????? I don't know! Guess I'll just have to live with the problems. MH is still head and shoulders above all the other systems I've used, and who knows, maybe the research department will actually, finally, come out with a better version. Stay happy!
Don´t hope for too much. I have not been able to publish my tree to the web since December 16:th 2012 and the "support team" tells me it´s a server error because the server can not handle big trees!!!!!! So I guess the limit is somewhere around 100 000 records and my tree has about 144 500 records and a few thousand pictures.
As I hear the version 7 is about to into Beta testing so let´s hope, but I don¨t put my expectaions very high.
Wow! I thought I was getting big with 7000 records. I'm just a babe in the woods! Seriously, that's why I've limited my tree to Herndon's only. From father / mother, I show all children and their spouses. However, for those children and their spouses, I only show the son's children (Herndons). Otherwise, I don't see how you can ever keep up with the tree??? I'm very impressed that you can keep up with over 100,000 records! I know there are a lot of bugs in the My Heritage system, but they're still head and shoulders above all the other sites I've tried. Maybe someday they will get it cured. We can only hope. Keep the faith!
Charles - the problem that you have experienced with the photos should be solved rather quickly when you download the Family Tree Builder 7.0 because it will let you find the corrupt image quickly and replace it.
Jack - It seems that we are having major advancements in your case and it should be fixed by the end of next week. If not, we will investigate it further as you already know - we are constantly in contact with you.
FTB 7.0 will solve a lot of existant issues in FTB 6.0 and should be released over the course of the very near future.
I too suffer and have suffered for along time , the photo issue as you describe. I just ignore it- pretend to be an Ostrich.
But interestingly (or not) I published my tree over the weekend and my two kids have vanished (from the tree). My wife quipped that perhaps we should check their rooms and make sure they have not left home!.
Is version 7 coming soon? and does anyone else hold hope that MH will FIX things. My sceptical side has doubts.
Yes, it would be most helpful if hidden information -- hidden people and 'private' names or 'private' Notes -- could have a special marker or symbol so you know others can't see them. I write many private notes to clarify my relationship to the particular person or to remind myself whether to include more relations of that person in my tree; and often go back to be sure that I have checked the "private" box.
And it is not that I want to hide the information, just that it is of no interest to anyone else.
I think it would be a great concept and well supported by users if fields where structured in correct style.
For instance Capital first letter and lower case remainder-
It would prevent some users from USING CAPITAL LETTERS FOR NAMES.
Or better still it would prevent Users from mixinG CaSe As so oDten HAppens.
I think too that when we add a spouse- there should be some way that the Married name is transfered in all cases to the female.
I would like to see a better process where, the situation of a biological child does NOT auto configure the parents as married. Often they are NOT and we are left with, engaded, partner, etc they are often just a pair of people who are NOT anything other than PARENTS.
When a "marriage" is assigned to a pair and children are THEN added, they righlty are assigned the surname of the father. BUT if your research subsequently discovers that one of the parents had a PRE marriage child, then its a roundabout process to assign THAT newly found child to say a Single Mum.
Sometimes that single mum DOES go on to marry the father and have more kids but sometimes she does not. The process is difficuolt to add a fake spouse add the child remove the spouse and get all things in ORDER.
I dont want to give you a headache so I will stop here and HOPE that others support or comment on my thoughts.
It would not be a good idea for the married name to automatically transfer to a female when she marries. I have several female ancestors who married more than one man, not at the same time of course. So, if "Jane" married Mr. A, who later passed away, and then she married Mr. B, you wouldn't want her name to stay Jane A. Just a thought.
Say Jane was born Jane Smith. And married John Atwell.
What I would do (giving the husbands a surname for clarity) is, firstly, change the status of the first marriage from 'married' to 'widowed'. Add the new husband, Henry Brown. And change Jane's surname to Brown (formerly Atwell). So you have her named as Jane Brown (formerly Atwell) [Smith].
I enquired on the forum whether MH would provide a space to put in the names of former spouses but they said it would take up too much space/data so I just do it this way. There is a place for aliases and former names in the person's (tree view in FBT) 'card' but it is useless because it does not display anywhere else and no-one looks up that part of the 'card' anyway.
And I allow the girl to automatically take the man's name, I just change it manually in the few cases where it is different.
So, she would show up as: Jane Brown (formerly Atwell) (born Smith)? I don't think it's going to fit. Plus, I have one female ancestor who had five husband, so you would have to add three more "(formerly......)"s.
The way I handle it is if she marries only once, I give her spouse's name. If she marries any more, I put her name back to her maiden name. On the matches, it both husbands names still show up as partners, so you can check both last names, if needed, to find burial information. It works fine for me.
I have to agree with the multiple spouse issue, as many of our family mebers married more than once, some even more than thrice, And I have no concept of hoe that could be incorporated as we seem to have a "one size fits all", but if the issue were debated by those who know HOW to make it work, then possibley it could be part of the next generation FTB.
Simialryly- tough DEATH name is needed becuse many person, generally female have a different name at death.
Sometimes thoise names ARE by virtue of a legal process - marriage, deed poll name change but sometimes are an Alias or assumed name.
It is essential when searching burial/death records to know the DEATH name =as in my country the Birth name is ignored at death!.