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.
But I couldn't log on to the account because I'd forgotten the password! I had to create this new account in order to leave this message. (This account has the correct email address attached to it.) I just want messages to stop going to email@example.com
I opened up my Family Tree builder program and for some reason the screen is stretched in the program. So I can't see the bottom of the screen. It is under my tool bar somewhere. What can I do to get it back to a normal size. Even if I make it full screen i still can't see the bottom.
An application is supposed to adapt to the display resolution - NOT VICE VERSA. I have a 1280x1024 display. That is the maximum resolution it can handle, and the only resolution that gives good results. If I click the standard "full screen" button, Family Tree Builder grows too large for either dimension. I have never seen another wondows application with this problem.