I'm sorry to hear that you feel this way about our progeam.
When working on a backup, oyu need to make sure that once you work on the project continuously, you load it noramlly and not from the backup file, so that it doesn't open with a new name as a new project. You just go in Family Tree Builder to File> Manage Projects, choose the project and open it.
You can delete the extra versions in Manage Projects- just make sure they are not open at the same time.
I hope you give our program another chance.
Let me know if I can help you with any other questions.
To my horror I have discovered that photographs can be seen if someone Googles the person's name on the internet, all the photographs and documents attached to them on the tree can be seen simplyby clicking the link. What is the use of the privacy settings if this sort of stuff is available to anyone. I can't find any setting to disable this feature, please help........
Yes the other site is public, deliberately because we have the least information on that tree and hoping to contact other people. The private site is at the request of much of the family so is members only. The photographs and documents do have names and, of course the documents contain a great deal of detail so if I cannot suppress these being shown on the internet links, then I'll have to remove the site completely, much to the disappointment of the family members spread around the globe. I don't understand how you can have a private site which is part public!
- UPDATE - Aah, I have just discovered that the latest web site upgrade has set the both my trees to public!, I have now set them back to private. That should work!
Google regularly searches and indexes MyHeritage.com just as it does millions of other web sites on the internet. The photos on your family site are also indexed. This means photos on your family site can possibly be searched on Google.
You are under no obligation to allow your photos to be indexed by Google, but there are many benefits to allowing your family site and photos to be searched.
Your family and friends can easily find you.
People searching the same surnames can make contact with you.
A relative you never knew about may see an old family photo and be able to identify people in the photo for you.
MyHeritage.com is meant to be a collaborative family platform that encourages sharing and communication. The best way to advance your family history research is to allow your information to be viewed by other people. Not to mention that it is pretty exciting when someone you didn’t even know was a relative has the chance to get in touch!
Of course, it is your decision if you wish to allow Google to index your photos. At MyHeritage.com it is possible to privatize your photo albums so they can only be viewed by your invited family site members. Here are instructions:How do I make a photo album private?
I would like to start a general discussion about permissions to DOWNLOAD a family tree from the web.
I'm kind of sitting between two chairs here. I'm an approved member of several family trees because we have mutual ancestors, BUT still I'm not allowed to DOWNLOAD that tree, to merge it into mine on my LOCAL PC! I'm fully aware of the fact tahat people doesn't want me to have the permissions to change/upload a changed tree BUT if we are going to share informatikon why block the possibility do DOWNLOAD the mutual tree? Well in some wsay I cazn understand that it might be moreappropriate to contact the web-master and ask for a copy of the tree, BUT most Internet providers does NOT allow sending/receiving large files so...........
Maybe we all should adjust our settings in MyHeritage!!!
The text formatting capabilities of the online MyHeritage system for notes, biographies, etc. is very handy and useful in making family stories readably. However, that formatting gets trashed when one moves gedcoms back and forth between the online MyHeritage version of a tree and the offline Family Tree Builder (FTB) version of the family tree. In fact, I can't figure out how to work with notes on FTB. I can only see the first few lines of each note.
Unless I am misunderstanding something, this looks like a bug that should be fixed.
This and other formatting problems have been there from the beginning. Some have gotten fixed since then, but by no means all and for the life of me I cannot figure out why--it can't be that hard! To see your FTB notes in their entirety and modify them, you have to double-click on the Note icon. Then be sure to click 'okay' AND THEN 'SAVE' when you get back to the tree, or all will be lost! This is very annoying but not fatal. And I agree that you should be able to see your FTB note in its entirety on the Tree page by just scrolling down, for there is always a danger of messing it up unintentionally on the modifiable page--believe me I have done it with some long and complicated ones. It would also sure be nice to have some basic functions in the notes such as italics and underlining. Synchronization between FTB and on-line tree also leaves much to be desired--e.g. the choices you have in FTB to rearrange the order of siblings or marriages are not carried over to the published tree on-line. On the whole I enjoy this program and I am grateful it even exists, but some simple (I think, but what do I know?) things should be fixed.
As a long-time premium-plus member I would be glad to send the myHeritage support team a list of long-standing problems if someone would take a good look at it and work with us to fix them!
Thanks, Ingrid. I'd be happy to work with you on this list and would be pleased to be a "beta" tester for any fixes they come up with. I'm working on our tree(s) with other more knowledgeable people that I believe would join us. -- Ben
Please let me know if there's a better way to construct this list than continuing this thread. Also let me know if there are ways to do the things I mention below. I've only been at MyHeritage.com for a few weeks but I've used quite a few other desktop and online genealogy systems. Anyway here's a start:
MyHeritage should offer an option to extract and use caption/title/description information within uploaded jpeg photos.
It should be possible to import a gedcom and photos from Family Tree Builder and have the result be an editable online tree with editable photos that have all the photo associations and tags maintained. It's fine to start with the published FTB tree being not editable online, but it should be possible for the administrator/publisher to change that and make the tree and photos editable without losing people tags and associations.
Text formatting in biographies and notes should not be undone when moving between MyHeritage online and FTB
One should be able to point out known matches in other trees without waiting for SmartMatches to find them.
It should be possible to specify matches among the trees on one site or to have SmartMatches find them. Often people maintiaining trees like to keep major branches in different trees but have the links amont the trees note.
It would be good to be able to save a crest in a form that one could go back and change just a few things in the crest without having to start from scratch.
I will be sure to forward them to the appropriate departments for future consideration.
Please let us know if you have any other ideas, either through message threads in forums or by directly mailing us at email@example.com. We take your suggestions seriously and value such input from our users.
I was attempting to drag and drop photos posted by members on my website to new albums so that they would fit the proper file size for downloading. However when I drag and drop from "recenlty recieved" album copies remain in this album. As a result I duplicated many of the photos, thinking the action did not work, in the new albums. When I tried to delete the extra copies from the new albums it warns me that the action deletes the photos from "all " albums including the " recently recieved" I assume. Why can I not delete only selected photos and why do copies remain in the "recently recieved" album. It would be much easier to manage the transfer when there are a lot of photos. In other words I would know the photos are dealt with when transferred or removed. This is one of many issues I having with the software. I look forward to your response.
The ‘Recent Photos’ album is a virtual album. This means that it cannot be deleted, and no editing actions can be performed on this album., including dragging photos to other albums.
The delete photo option on the site can only delete the photo from ALL albums. If you used the copy function and need to delete a photo that exists in two or more albums, it will be necessary to download the photo, go back and delete it from all albums on your site and then upload the photo again to the correct album.
Thanks Lior, That really sucks. Before I got your message I downloaded the whole site to my builder program thinking that would bring the new photos but not so. I think the Design for Aggrivation Department at MyHeritage.com is working overtime to make life miserable for users. Also its been over 3 weeks since I sent my email to the support staff at My Heritage. I do however appreciate your response. I am assuming you are a user as well and are just trying to help out in the forum. I have had numerous issues with the smart match process from the builder program and have had an overwhelming 1500 matches. But have not posted any of that. Maybe things will improve with experience. Thankyou very much.