Oh I so agree with your post, BUT you must remember that this id Myheritage and for some strange reason they have a design format all theri own.
Your opinion and your comment and my support will not make any differnec if the "team" dont see it that way.
Oh they may say how much they agree with you, but check back in two years and I will wager that there is no change. This is myheritage and change is a difficult procedure -because they consider that its perfect now.
In the place where most of my family exist, there are a variety of places and methods for the disposal of human remains and more importantly there is a fee based tenure of license for the holding of those remains.
Generally in the past grave tenure was 100 years and slowly over time it’s dwindled such that in most cases now the tenure for cremated remains is 25 years.
Who knows what the future brings with objectivity now aimed at better and Greener procedures.
We must now consider statement like this proposal for the disposal of remains:
It is CCASA’s view that the draft Burial and Cremation Bill 2012 is a sound and solid attempt to
modernise and consolidate the existing Acts and Regulations into a single piece of legislation for
the disposal of human remains in South Australia.
Define reduced remains as:
“human remains that have been treated by a reduction process including cremation or
resomation or aquamation or promession..
Therefore I see the necessity for programs like Myheritage to be able to identify;
(a) The type of disposal- burial, cremation, resomation, aquamation, promession or whatever is developed in the future.
Have you ever been asked what your nationalities are and how much of each are you? I know I have and I've always had a hard time trying to figure that out. I think a great addition would be to add a Nationality Calculator that takes into account each persons ancestor's birthplaces to calculate percentages of each nationality. This could be inplemented in the same way the "Relation To..." works when you right click on a person in FTB.
How right you are. But be assured that the brains trust are working on this issue and in four years time they might have a work around. In the meantime do what I do- export a GEDCOM - load it into an alternative software - I use PAF, then have BOTH FTB and PAF open - use the PAF to find you query and then manually identify the same individual in Ftb.
Lots of work but FTB has a very weak search capability- perhaps they think you dont need to search.
Dear me - its a difficult software to use and I hope it gets better- it could not get much worse.
You already can upload music and videos and associate it with people. If you are using FTB go to Photos and hit the arrow next to New, you'll see options for New Photos, Documents, Video Files and Audio Files. You can also upload directly to the website by going to Photos then clicking Add photos & videos
I didn't think the option existed either but I found it a few months ago.
Not really an answer to your question, but I listen all the time to internet radio. Mainly Pandora but also 365 or Sky. Faantastic. I got quite good computer speakers; sub-woofer, and two tweeters on the desk-top, for thirty-something dollars on sale at twenty-something. Often, I listen to Celtic folk music, and pipe bands, which is appropriate for someone with Scots and Irish background on my father's side! Love it. Regards,
I've recently started using MyHeritage and would like to ask if there is a possibility to use the mobile application (Android) to edit the tree offline and then to update the tree once I connect to the Internet.
This would be very useful I think not only for me, as I think many people such as myself go abroad and have to do research in places where there is no wi fi, and mobile Internet abroad is not such a good idea in Croatia.
Thank you for writing and we appreciate your patience regarding this matter.
I understand that you would like to have the ability to edit the tree offline in the mobile app - however, this is not a possibility yet. We will add this suggestion to our developers.
However the functionality that you are describing fits the Family Tree Builder software, which allows you to edit your family tree on your laptop and then publishing it later on when you have an internet connection.
I have used FTB for years now and would love to see more research toold implimented. The current version has a task feature which can be helpful but it would be wonderful if there was an automatic list for each person. For example, when you cright clicked on a person a screen would come up similar to this checklist (http://meandmyancestors.blogspot.com/2010/04/research-check-list.html) The user could check off what he has done and maybe leave notes on certain things.
Additionally, i think it would be really helpful to hae a concept map view of person like found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genroots1/concept_map.pdf. I find this really helpful and a different view than is currently given even on a family fact sheet.
When doing Smart Matches, sometimes sites are encountered, where most people are marked Private. I appreciate that there are cases which are justified - they are still living persons or they have asked to be hidden and so on. When it is about people who lived hundreds of years ago, one starts wonder whether these persons are protected by mistake, eg. by a setting made default. Also, it difficult to do something about it, when you do not know who the initiator of the lock is. I wrote to a site owner, who had many persons marked private. He just said he did not know and that he just copied them with the matching process. Neither did he know about the detrimental consequence to the matching process. For my part I simply stop doing matching persons with most persons marked Private. It is simply not worth the effort, when the available information is scarce anyway.
Is there anything you could do about developing the system in such a direction that the unnecessary protection is removed?
I have come to realiize that there something seriously wrong with the Private process. I have attached to screenshots which clearly proves this.This is just one sample of numerous samples I went through to prepare this.
One shows an extract from the online Smart Match process, where the person to be matched is riddled with Private designations for his family members.
The other shows the option where you may open a family tree map comparison between the two persons. Here you see the same persons, but now nothing is hidden, except for one thing. One person is still marked Private in the lower right corner.
This proves another thing, all the persons, except one, are not marked Private by somebody but probably by a system bug, except perhaps for that one single person.
The MH support suggested after thorough tests a that large number of Private designations could have come from missing or erratic death date entries. Persons without a death date would be marked Private if considered being alive and therefore marked Private automatically. This is contradicted by the test I made with a fellow genealogist. In Smart Matches he showed a person with a Private designation. Checking the same person's card showed no signs of a Private designation. Neither was there anything wrong with his death date.
If the attachments do not come out right I am happy to send them as an attachement to an email.
Hopefully MH does something about this, and the sooner the better!
The two atttachments I sent with the previous entry were lost somewhere and I'll try to attach them to this entry. It is the MH Forum that is playing tricks with me. Well, if somebody wants to look, send me a message and an emal address and I'll send them.
There is currently a problem in the forums where attachments are not showed on the forums. We are sorry for the inconvenience, any photos that you would like us to see you can attach to the email response.
Regarding the Smart Matches we are currently investigating this issue further, we will let you know of any developments. Thank you for the information you sent us via email - we appreciate it!
Thank you for writing and bringing this to our attention, this matter is under investigation and we will let you know if we find more information about it. I've contacted some users regarding this issue to acquire more information about this matter.
If you have more relevant information about the specific problem of matching with <private> people I would be more than glad to hear about it. Please try to post information that is relevant only to this problem in this thread.