This is now getting to be infuriating. Family and friends must be thinking I am totally insane when I email them with the updates and promised additions to the family tree.
1. I have nearly 1500 individuals, with photos, certificates etc that I have been attempting to publish.
2. Only a 1/4 of those ancestors appear on the family tree - and even though they show that they have parents when you click on it nothing appears.
3. Up until this morning, when I have published I had been told there were just under 300 people on the tree. This morning I thought I'd attempt publishing again and suddenly it tells me I have over 2000 names there!
There is something seriously strange going on. Can anyone advise me what to do before I go quietly insane?
Which I am glad to see is not the case. You are a 'widower' but I do not know of a special term in English for your deceased wife.
But this is how you can show the new situation in your family tree;
Using Family Tree Builder (not sure about the web site tree) you can double click in the "marriage and children details" (don't know what they actually call it) box beneath the names of yourself and your wife; then what I do in the case where EITHER marriage partner has died is click on the little arrow in the Status section and click on Widowed to change it from the original "married".
This shows of course that you were married and that the marriage has ended because of the death of a partner. The connecting double line in your family tree should change to a dotted line to show this.
Well spotted and, to my relief also, you are correct in that I am still alive! I think the term required is the one you use, "deceased wife" or "late wife". I've used the online version of MyHeritage and have just downloaded the Tree Builder to see if that's better/worse/etc. and to see if I can make it read correctly, as you suggest.
Well No I have 3348 missing Married names. You get the list at left in FTB with all females missing Married names. Just start double click them one by one and you will get them at center of screen and start edit them. Have you tested that????
I dont use the Married name so therefor I have almost all females missing it. I dont see the use for me to use it since it is just the last two or three generations where taking the husbands name is in practice here in Sweden. before that they are identified in church books with their maiden names. It is useless as soon as you go back in time and many the women have multiple marriges. The smart matches start to give me last names of the females of marriges I dont know abaout and I don know if it is a match or not.
Thank you for writing and we do appreciate your great patience with us.
I would like to point out that you can access a list of people you invite to your family (which are called site members) by hovering with your mouse on the Home button and clicking "Site Members" - there you would have a list of people including the status of their invitation.
In order to remove a member you can follow the next instructions:
I have researched my american roots pretty far and now I want to focus on my family that is from germany and try to figure out who they really were but I cannot for the life of me find anywhere to search for german records... does anyone know where I can find them? So far I can only find that Ancestry is supposed to have them but I can't afford to pay for them and this at the same time, so I was hoping there was another way I could acess the records.... I also have an account on world vital records but they don't have germany either :(
A good starting point for german (and many other) records is www.familysearch.org. Of course, there are a lot of wrong decrypted (from the filmed churchbooks) data, but most entries are doubled from different point of view. it helps anyway to find pathes to the ancestors. With a little bit 'Sherlock Holmes' it works.
I always do a Google serach with a specific name with event year. Sometimes, the results points to a partially tree in Ancestry, another online system or a private website with lots of information and contacts.
With the MyHeritage SmartMatches it is also possible to find other 'relatives' with a family site containing a part of Your roots. And this will create very nice and interesting contacts.
Unfortunately, most of the german archives don't offer an online fulltext capability, some offering scanned pictures from their chuchbooks. It depends in what region You want to search for traces.
THanks for your response! Yes I have tried Family search but they don't seem to have any information I need... The particular relative I am looking at is said to have snuck into the country around 1910 and it seems to be supported by the fact that I cannot find a record of her on any of the ship records coming out of germany near this time(even if I try variations on her name). What I suppose I need is census records and birth records from germany which I know Ancestry has at least some census records from germany.... This relative is in my tree here on myheritage and has not generated any smart matches, neither has her parents so that is a dead end for me for the moment... she also had only the one child who only had one child go on to start a family this trend continued down to my family group which tells me there probably isn't many if anyone looking for her. I do have records from her stay in the Assylum where she tells of her family but she claims to have come from royalty and fled the country after watching her family being murdered... and while the people she claimed were her family do seem to exist I have found no records to support her other claims or that they were missing a child. I have also tried searching for her on google and yahoo etc but I only really have her birth event to search off and all the results seem to only lead back to the Stargardts of the US and not the ones I need in Germany.... I will definately check out the link you posted at the bottom hopefully I can find some answers there.
every time I click on a link for the look a like meter it send me to a page for the mobile version of your site. I already have that and there is nothing but the celebrity look a like thing on there. we trying to see who the baby look like more mom or dad
Does anyone know how to find out what changes have been made in the last year. I can see many photos were uploaded and one death was recorded but want to make sure that I haven't missed anything. I am not maintaining the site and the person who does cannot tell me every change they made in the last year. Help?????
I am not really sure how far back it goes but on the trees home page you can see many of the changes made, The one on my sisters site she made for her husbands family goes back to 2011 when they joined but they also are not very active on here... so when you get to the home page you will see "welcome" and then a blurb about the tree, then below that is "whats next" below that is "Family news" under this heading is where you should see the changes