On the bottom of the Charts page, you have the option to choose the person who's going to be the subject of the chart and also the amount of generations to show. (Please, see the below attached image).
I agree with all of those who have posted about this topic. In my opinion, this is a big mistake on your part to remove this feature. It is a valuable tool for those of us who like to do a deeper research into our family tree. It helps us in our reports to members of our family as well as helping our fellow site members understand their connection to each other. I can't understand how a genealogy service such as yours would not deem this feature a vital part of its website. I hope you truly do take a second look at your decision to remove it, and return it to your "Reports" options.
Thank you for highlighing this. I also wrote to the office about this. When you have a complex family tree members find this tool really helpful, I know some of my family members have missed it. I do hope you reconsider and restore it.
Does anyone know if it's possible to create a family book which I have successfully run on the site but to be able to split it into two books, one for my grandfather's side the other from my grandmother's side?
There is not a way to split the Book itself. The Books is always created for the whole family tree, taking one person as the 'starting point' or 'subject' of the book.
Nonetheless, if you work with our software Family Tree Builder (click here to download free), you can export specific branches of the tree and create a new tree only for that branch. And from that new tree-branch you can run the Book Report/Family Book.
Please, click on the links below that will help you with that:
Tried to access the Relationship Calculator under the 'Family Tree' tab, but couldn't find the 'Reports' link. Has this calculator been moved or is it no longer available. I've considered this feature very useful and would hate to think it's no longer available.
It seems utterly meaningless to remove the most useful functionality of the site. What use is a large family tree if one cannot se how people are related? I could as well have made it on paper and taken notes, but now I have thousands of names and no adequate means of calculating their relationship to me or between them. Why can't we rather loose the meaningless birthday reminder function? I do not intend to congratulate thousands of people, who are for the most part dead, and most part of the living I do not really know at all!
I also found this relationship calculator very useful for large trees. Please put it back! It would also be useful if MyHeritage would let us know of new functionalities, as well as, fixes and removals.
I understand that you may be a little frustrated at the disappearance of the Reports from within the online family site and I would like to explain why this has happened.
As part of our user experience improvement, we have recently run statistics on most of our 'in site' functions that are used by our members.
It appeared that this particular function was one of the least used by our members and therefore it was decided to remove this in order to improve the online site functionality. Also, there were sometimes problems with the Reports section that would also aggravate a user when they tired to use this function.
We are however compiling a list of users that report to us that they would like this function to return, upon which we will reassess our action and possibly bring this back, either with a new design or as it was.
Please note that you have been added to the list of users that have reported an avid interest in its return.
I trust that this work around for now provides you with a certain level of comfort and that you are happy with our overall willingness to make our site a much more improved experience for our users.
Please do not hesitate to contact us again should you require any further assistance and we will be only too happy to help.
While reviewing the relationship calculation posts to see if there were any new developments, I noticed that a "list"was being compiled of people who cared enough to protest its discontinuance. List? Never mind a list! This should be a basic, indispensable, invaluable feature of a family tree! If and when it is restored for general use, it should be announced with a specific date and well advertised in several articles with clear directions how to use it!
Perhaps the reason that self-initiated on-line use was recorded as not frequent enough is that descent used to be shown whenever a profile was looked at. Other relationships had to be specifically asked for, but directions to do so could have been included in a sentence directly under this descent calculation.
I also contacted support about their decision to delete the relationship calculator. They responded but said nothing about adding me to a list of those who still want it. They basically said they would think about it.
I'm shocked that such an important function of a genealogy website could be discontinued. A few months ago I found out my ex-husband and I have a common grandfather back to the 1600's. The only way I could describe it to him was the relationship calculator.
I used it regularly just to find out the number of degrees out a particular grandmother or grandfather was. It was fascinating to see the relationships graphed out.
This is a major faux pas. My guess is if it wasn't used often it's because it was buried into the website too far. If there was a tab for "FAMILY RELATIONSHIP CALCULATOR" I'll bet more people would find it and use it.
Keep hammering away at them, everyone. We want this back!
I've with intereset read your explanation why the report function has been removed from the online version, Christophe.
I am also among those who strongly miss this report function and most particularly the Relationship calculation. I found the presentation of the relationship here better than the one in the local Family Tree Builder client. An especially valueable option with this function is that the relationship can be communicated to other persons as a link address in an email.
I also have to say that I don't understand the logic of the conclusion that the functionality is improved by removing a functionality.
I neither understand in what respect there has been made a "work around".
Actually I feel quite a bit annoyed by the removal of this function.
Jeg kan se, at du er fra Norge, så jeg tillader mig at svare på dansk.
På din forside, kan du se at når der er nævnt navnet på en i dit slægtstræ, er der en lille boks til højre for navnet hvor er er et "I" (information). Når du fører curseren over dette "I" fremstår der oplysninger om personen.
Ved siden af "billederammen" er der navnet på det slægtskab du har til personen, eksempevis "mor". Klikker du på dette link, kommer den siden frem, med din tilknytning til personen.
Her kan du så bare rette søgekriterierne, så de passer til den du vil se din tilknytning til.
Supert! Tusen takk, det fungerte. Denne "kalkulatoren" er veldig nyttig. Savner fremdeles de andre rapportene, men jeg har sendt en forespørsel om dette som de ikke har svart på ennå. Det må være en eller annen "bug" i systemet tror jeg.
Lars, thank you for pointing out how to get a relationship between two specific people in FTB. I had forgotten about this functionality, because I found it less useful than the one online.
The online relationship calculator was ideal because it showed the relationship in a graphical form. I could print the report and show it to someone who was not used to genealogies. And it was useful for me, too, because I could see the relationship instantly. It was the most useful report available on the online system.
The decision to remove the report completely from the product seems utterly bone-headed, to speak frankly. Imagine if Microsoft decided to remove, oh, say the Word Count feature, because they thought not many people were using it. They'd have a revolution on their hands!