Oh Dear Lady--You have just articulated the very same beef I have had and complained about with this program for 3 years! I wish more myHeritage members would voice their discontent with this problem! It simply CANNOT be unsolvable and should definitely be fixed with all the cousin marriages that have occurred over the centuries and that still occur. As a work-around I note in one of the fact sections in FTB and in the biography section that the person is indeed a direct ancestor, which is far from satisfactory. Come on serious genealogy buffs out there--let your dissatisfaction with this problem be known!
It should also be able to keep track of the info that was there to begin with after a few thousand names. Can't the system work the same with 6000 people as it does with 3000? I have found that it does keep track of direct ancestors, even many generations back. Don't know what is different for you. On a side note, Ancestry.com isn't much better. I have a free account with them which means that I can still have a tree, just can't communicate with anyone or research other than copying the "hints." Anyway, I have people who are more closely related to me than my "great-great-aunt's third husband's step-daughter's cousin by marriage."
I can't add a widow fact to only one person in a marriage. With the online version it adds the fact to both persons and deleting it from one deletes it from both.Widow/Death of Spouse is a single sided event of a double sided relation.
Since the first marriage "didn't end" with a death, the marriage line continues to show (a full line) and a subsequent marriage makes it look like poligamy (a problem not present with divorce).
Also, when I try to add a date or any other detail to the widow facts that are there, an error message appears and the system "reboots" without saving any changes.
The error message says "A communication error has occurred while saving the update. Please click retry to try again." It happens every time even when other changes went OK before and after. So it is not a communications problem.
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I think My Heritage is the best online solution for tracking and sharing your family three but there are a few things I dont like.
Some of the things I dont like is worrying me enough to not wanting to buy a license.
1. When I tried to pay for a licensed version I get a phone call just seconds after entering it to the form. I don't like this and did not go through with the purchase.
2. Sometimes when I start my Computer I get I reminder telling me to buy the premium version. This would be ok if I could close the reminder. This is not possible. Even with windows task manager I am not able to close the window. The only whay to get rid of it is by restarting my computer. This worries me and makes me think that this is software designed to take controll over my computer. (Se attachment for screen dump of window)
My computer is a Windows 7 Premium 64bit with 8GB RAM 2GHz Quad core CPU and plenty free HD space.
Somehow I have deleted someone in error in FTB. Now I have 50 matches in my web site to various families that say pending, but with no one there to match. Obviously this is the deleted person. How do I retrieve that information so I can confirm or reject these mystery matches?
When I attempt to convert upload FTL files I get an error message 204.3. Why is this? Is there a size limit on files?
Have you had any luck with the conversion of your FTL file to Family Tree Maker? I had to do the opposite a couple of years ago because FTM would no longer accept my FTM file... but now it's FTL which no longer accepts my FTL file. So I would entertain going back to FTM.