I paid a subscription only to find that I cannot access records in Scotland, maybe I am doing something wrong but if I can't access records of my Scottish ancestors then I have wasted money and would like a refund.
I apologize for replying to an old post but I have the same concern as you Margaret. I paid for the data subscription (annually) only to find the UK Records do not contain any Scottish Records. As most of my family are from Scotland I feel I have also wasted my money.
I do realize that the information is on the Scotland's People website Elwyn but paying through MyHeritage looked a better option, if only I knew.
Inherited family names were not all that common in Norway until 1900. Rather, what was used as a "surname" by ordinary people, was just a patronym, derived from the father's name. Sometimes, sources give the name of the farm on which people lived as another surname. Both these kinds of surnames were later user as inherited family names. It does not make sense to automatically assign the husbands patronym to a wife, as "married name", before ca 1900. She is still a "Johnsdatter" (John's daughter), even if her husband is a "Pedersen" (Peder's son).
MyHeritage should include the option to distinguish between different kinds of surnames, to handle them correctly. I'm sure this is a problem in many cultures.
This is not a fatal problem, but I agree it's annoying. My family tree spreads its branches all over the world, so you can imagine my problem. In FTB you do have the option of not having the automatic assignment, but you cannot do it selectively.
In Family Tree Builder you can do in the following way. Open Family Tree Builder, click on “Tools”, “Options” and there chose the category “Names”. There you have several options of how you want to manage names in Family Tree Builder.
In Smart Matches I find it difficult to match when Matching tree has selected to show married name.
If I dont know about a marrage I get a name I dont recognize. I need to go in to Verify person for each and every match because of this. It should be possible for the user (Me) to select how I want to see the names. I can then easily see which are wrong.
For some reason People who dont know about the naming conventions make a mix of everything.
We have Anna (born 1700 in Sweden) who is daughter of Per Andersson and she is married to Nils Svensson
What is her name?
Anna Persdotter (correct)
Anna Persson, Anna Andersson, Anna Andersdotter, Anna Svensson, Anna Svensdotter (All wrong)
É apenas uma pequena sugestão, mas que tornará mais completo o programa Family Tree Builder.
Quando emitimos um relatório de determinada pessoa, em todas as outras pessoas, aparece entre parênteses, a relação com a pessoa principal, mas por exemplo, se essa pessoa for esposo e primo, só aparece um, e penso que seria bom aparecer todos os graus existentes entre as duas pessoas.
Agora: ROSA MARIA PEREIRA MARTINS (Tia Terceira de João)
Depois: ROSA MARIA PEREIRA MARTINS (Prima de João; Esposa)
If you do not remember the address of your own family site and are looking for it, or if you are looking for someone else’s site, then you can perform a family site search.
To do so, please go onto Myheritage.com and go into Community. Press on the Family Sites tab, and you can search by the name of the family site.
I'm curious if there is a way to adjust the way that the program (Windows) looks for parents. Histroically, children had two parents.
Now-a-days.... That isn't so much the case. (Welcome to the 21st Century)
For example, my mother had me a couple months prior to turning 16 (which the program doesn't like), and never married my biological father. I can't get the program to accept that they were never husband and wife. My mother doesn't care for seeing that the program calls them husband and wife. Also, my mother has married twice, two children from the first marriage, and one from the current. This means there are three fathers for us four children. The program flips out about that as well.
Also, on my father's side he has had two marriages as well, with children from there. These are technically half-siblings, but the program keeps trying to attach at least one of the siblings as a child of both my bio-parents, when it's only one.
Thoughts on fixing this? It's really annoying and projects an incorrect depiction of my eclectic family. It just seems like the programmay have been built by people who grew up in a "normal" home, and never considered that there are some very odd families (like mine) out there.
This is going to be an issue with my child as well, as his mother and I never married.
It's occured to me that future geneologists are going to have a tough time figuring things out from censuses with all the different styles of families(I am not necessarily talking about yours) which exist.