I'm having a similar problem. I can import the pictures, but they fail to load or copy. The funny thing is a couple of my pictures loaded just fine, but the others fail to load out of the same batch. Yes, this is extremely annoying. I'm running windows 7 on a new computer and I've just update Windows. Any idea what is causing this. Also I was getting a run time error and could not get the software to open, but updating Windows seems to have taken care of that.
How do you connect one person to two family trees. We have several 2nd and 3rd cousin marriages. Since family trees were already built, how do we connect someone and show them as a spouse when a marriage is discovered to an existing tree
I find it annoying that the default setting for showing women's last names is to show the father of their children's last name. To change this I had to search through Help topics to find out how to do it.
This seems to assume that 1. The man & the women were married when they had kids, and 2. The woman took the man's last name when they got married. In the 21st century this should NOT be the default setting.
This didn't happen only in the 21st century - just had such a situation in the 1800's where the woman and man did not marry, he was the father of all her children and mentioned them in his will, but they used the mother's surname. The man had two other marriages, the woman had one previous marriage, and some records list her with children with all three diferent surnames. Very confusing to say the least!
I have noticed one family tree with the same family name as mine (Loomer) that has a pattern of inaccurate data -- and I mean obviously so. Each member of the family dies at the age of seventy. They are born at two-year intervals.
Because we share the same family name, I already have some of the data for these ancestors, and I know this person's data is WRONG. This kind of garbage threatens to corrupt a lot of family trees if we use Smart Match.
Has anyone else had experience with a site user like this? What if anything did you do about it? It certainly seems like sabotage to me, and with a tree with ovre 7,300 records, I do NOT wish to rebuild from scratch.
Thanks for responding. Since I wrote I also came across another family tree where many (but not all) of the death dates were 100 years after the birth -- the birth years were fine, but i happened to know some of the death dates, and they weren't 100 years after. it just makes me more careful looking at other people's data. i won't even look anymore at the first one i found screwed up.
My own problem has to do with marking people as deceased (with no death dates). My family has a great gift for longevity, and I want to assume family members are alive (on the tree, anyway) until I hear otherwise. I end up getting a few notes from family members who tell me their uncle passed away twenty years ago when MyHeritage is still generating birthday notices for him. Anyone have a solution for that? I give people the benefit of the doubt up to age one hundred, but a few of my family members live past 100, too!
Ran accross this again in searching for something else. Were you able to satisfy your concerns? I personally would not give the benefit of the doubt past the age of 100 even in your case where you say some people in your family do live past that age. If you find out for certain that a person is still alive you can always change their status from dead to living.
That may or may not be intentional, especially on the level of the particualar tree involved. Yes, there is a lot of obvious junk that someone started at the beginning, probably as a joke which has been copied by everyone who comes in contact with it. Another genealogy website, which shall remain anonymous, has a way of copying info without even looking at it. It's easy to see how everyone got the same ridiculous info. A lot of them have the same person at the same place on the same tree(Three Johns being born to the same father like John 1 being born in Jan, John 2 being born in March of the same year, and John 3 being born the December before them both. Even if the dates are wrong, the likelyhood of the same parents having three sons named John is rather slim in my opinion. Not just repeated elsewhere, but on the very same line. Others have obvious mistakes like having parents dying before the child was even born, or a person in the tree having dates two or three hundred years different from their siblings. Others have Jesus or King Arthur as ancestors. I think I even saw a tree which went back to Adam and Eve. All photocopied from the very same origin. It pays to really keep an eye out on family trees websites like this one. Even info placed with the best intentions that looks right may still be wrong.
The 70-year and 100-year date designations bother me just as much when it is a young person or child who is given an age of 70 years old. Since information in my family includes biographical data, I know in many cases that the loss of a child was particularly traumatic (i.e., "Buried Hopes" on their gravestone, dying of disease a few days before their mother did, so she would have seen or known of their passing) and to put "70 years" is so inappropriate.
I will continue to leave my relatives of unknown death date listed as alive up to a point, but maybe I will lower the age at which I will show them has having died.
When I go to "my Smart Matches", it lists my son, Michael Chance, as site manager for "Chance Web Site", "Chance Family Tree". However, I, Robert Chance, created this "Chance Web Site" on May 3, 2010 and subsequently the "Chance Family Tree", of which Michael, my son is a member.
Why then is Michael listed as site manager and not me?
Can anyone tell me how to log on to another computer? I have been working on my laptop, but would now like to continue working on my PC. When I tried, I could not access the sites I have already set up.
I've just realised, I was a bit hasty in my previous reply! I am on my PC now and have downloaded the Family Tree Builder, but I cannot see the sites I have been working on on my laptop, (only the Sample site). As you can tell, I am not very experienced with this programme yet and wonder if I can make changes on the main myheritage.com web site or if I can only make the changes on the Family Tree Builder? If this is the case, do I have to copy the programme from my laptop onto the PC, or is there an easier way? I appreciate all your help. Thanks.
If by "sites" you mean what you were working on in Family Tree Builder, then no, you won't see them on a different computer unless you upload the gedom from your original Family Tree Builder computer(there is a link) and send it to the new computer. If you have only been working on Family Tree Builder, it doesn't automatically translate to your main website online. If you haven't even been working on your tree online, then you will have to put the gedcom into your tree when you have it. If you have your work saved into the online site then you should be able to find it online no matter what computer you are on just by loggin in with your myheritage ID. If you have and want to put that into your different computer's Family Tree Builder, just go under the 'manage trees' tab and you can do it there.
1. I invited a family member to the site but before he could join the site that person is deceased. How do I remove that person from the 'Site Members'. Is it by via 'Remove from Site'?
2. What is the use of 'Subscribe me to this site's email newsletter' option under 'Site preferences'?
3. Is there anyway I could control the Newsletter contents?
I know there is option to send Newletter weekly if there any updates. But I want to control when I want to deliver the Newsletter. Like send all updates monthly once. Main complaint is number of emails that site members receive when members tag photos or make comment. Sometime people flag them as spam.