I was wondering if there was a way to be able to identify which side of the family tree (maternal or paternal) a family member happens to be on. For example, I was updating my tree recently with Smart matches, and after adding the names I was curious which side of my family tree these people were on. I kept going backwards, trying to look for names of relatives that I knew, and I eventually figured it out, but it took forever. This becomes more difficult to do the farther back you go. I have several illustrious relatives in my tree, but they go back many, many generations, and I would like to be able to say, "Yes, we are related to so-and-so on our father's side". I know you are able to show the sex of the person by the color of the boxes on the tree, so I was wondering if the same could be done (maybe a colored dot or "F" for father and "M" for mother) in the boxes to designate that the person you are looking at is either a maternal or paternal relative.
Oh dear me, Another one of those issues that " we thank you for suggestion" and we will forward it to the relevent section f or consideration. Dont hold yoy breath waitng for action, Check back in three years time and I will almost guarantee that zero action has been accorded your suggestion.
If in doubt look back through the forum for say thre years an find the issues that were irritating the uses at that time - see if yoy canfind an issue that was - sent to the relevant deparmnet, and then check it out. My guess is that three year old "gripe' will still be a gripe.
Myheritage dont qactually take any notice of customer feedback.
This is a great Idea. If there was a automatic generated field in database that uses F/M to show the relationship would solve that problem and is very common for swedish users. In swedish we have farfar/morfar that is equal to Fathersfather/mothersfather and farmor/mormor is fadhtersmother/mothersmother, So we usualy set the relations as FF FM MM M for a grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grandmother. Many users have now used the name field and added this information there which mess up the appearence of the name.
There is one problem though, if a person is related on both sides there will be a problem which could be solved by having the field as a list of multiple entries.
När man skriver ut en släktbok så får man fram ett register på alla lokaler med händelser. Man inser då att sättet att skriva in lokaler inte har varit konstant, ibland har stavningen blivit fel osv. Det vore jättebra om man kunde redigera dessa lokaler på ett enkelt sätt. För har man 13 händelser så måste man klicka fram till att personer, vore bäst om man med ett klick skriver in det rätta och vips har man 13 rättade poster!
when printing a book you get a list of loclities in your relatives stories. I realised that the way you add localities not is constant, the spelling becomes bad sometimes and so on. It would be great if one could edit all for example 13 entries on one locality instead of clicking to all 13.
Jag förstår ditt problem och jag tror att jag har en lösning till dig. I vår programvara Family Tree Builder har vi något som heter ”enlighetskontroll av träd”, du hittar enlighetskontrollen under ”verktyg”.
Enlighetskontrollen av träd är en kostnadsfri funktion i Family Tree Builder som hjälper dig att hitta fel i din data i nästan 40 kategorier. Detta kommer garanterat att hjälpa dig att förbättra ditt träd och fånga misstag.
I Family Tree Builder, gå till > redigera > exportera till Excel > exportera lista över personer. I Excel kan du gå över all information som du har samlat, göra ändringar etc. Spara alla ändringar som gjorts och gå tillbaka till Family Tree Builder. Gå till > redigera > importera från Excel > och importera det nya dokumentet.
Man kan skapa en karta över de orter där ens släkt har bott. Du hittar den funktionen under > kartor.
Englihetskontrollen gav inte lokaler som "fel" däremot orimliga åldrar, konstiga namnkombinationer, samkönade par osv vilket är bra. Letade letade alternativa sätt att kunna ändra de inkonsekventa lokalerna som jag fann via att skriva ut en släktbok.
Från början kanske man skriver in "Vb, Skellefteå, Kroksjön" på 5 poster senare skrev man bara "Kroksjön, Skellefteå" på 4 till och till sist finns det nån som det står "Kroksjön, Västerbotten" på som man fått via smartmatchningar. Alla dessa gäller ju för samma lokal/ort men för att få fram dessa måste man klicka fram varenda post. Det var det som jag ville slippa. Har man många släktingar så blir det många klick. Om man istället fick fram en redigeringsbar lista på ovanstående orter där man kunde slå ihop dem till synonymer eller åtminstone redigera dem så att man har samma ordning på Land, provins,församling och by. Varför inte kalla funktionen "lokalmatchning"? För det vore jättekul att kunna skapa en karta med orter där släkten bott eller att kunna åskådliggöra skillnader mellan ort för född & död så man ser hur långt de har flyttat under sin levnad.
In the Family Group Sheet, is there a way to replace the labels "Husband" and "Wife" with "Father" and "Mother"? That would enable reporting the children of a relationship without implying a formal marriage, which we know is not always the case.
Also, it would be useful to be able to insert the current date when printing a Family Group Sheet. The latest version is often difficult to discern among multiple Group Sheets, particularly when only minor changes have been made. A good place for the date may be instead of the page number on the first page.
L like the ability to add several photos for each person, but there does not seem to be a way to view more than one photo for each person in either in chart or book reports. I suggest the following:
1. A chart option to print oldest or youngest photos. Would need a date attached to the photo.
2. In book report, print all photos as thumbnails across the space below the name and other information.
3. A further part of the book report could be a section "photo album" in which the photos are printed (1, 2, 4,8, 16 per page as per selected option) with a cross-reference to other sections o fthe book.
First off... this is the best genealogy software I have ever used. Thank you!
But, I have noticed a few "quirks" that I would like to see addressed in future versions. For example, in Family Tree Builder 6, additional surnames aren't displayed in the Book Report. The book report will list "Also recorded as Andrew and Andrew" for someone with the names Andrew Smith and Andrew Smythe. I believe it might be a common occurance for our ancestors to have been known by several surnames (particularly when surnames are Anglicized) and I would like to see them listed in the Book Report when applicable.
I have the latest version of FTB 7 installed and I can confirm that the issue is NOT fixed. Book report still incorrectry displays ie. "ANNA KUMPULAINEN (---), also recorded as Anna" while it should be "...also recorded as Anna Kumbulain".
Are there any possibilities to get this issue fixed soon?
In the smart matches overview, you see the number of matches found and how many are confirmed, but not how many are rejected, which means for example, in one of mine, I keep going back to one that has 10 matches, 1 confirmed, even though I have rejected the other 9.
It would help considerably if
(a) the number of rejecteds was shown, or better still, the number that have not been confirmed or rejected
(b) the whole line was a different colour to indicate which ones are "complete" (that is, all confirmed or rejected)
Also, it would help if there was a checkbox option at the top of the page to hide all the "complete" matches.
Don't waste your time asking for improvements. All you'll get is "What a great suggestion. I'll forward it to our developement team for consideration". If you don't believe me, go thru the responses in the forums. Count the number of times you see this phrase. The "development" team seems to develop nothing that is suggested (eg improving Stupid Matches)
I too was suckered to join this site with promises of wonderful things. Reality is far from what is promised.
I think it would be great if we could set different editing tree levels for each site member, with a range of 5 different levels: level 1 can't edit at all; level 2 can edit only his imediat relatives; evel 3 can edit only 2 step from himself; level 4 can edit only 3 steps from himself and level 5 can edit all family tree.
I like this idea! Ancestry.com gives you the ability to invite someone to view your tree as a "guest", meaning you only have read access to the site and cannot make changes. There are many instances when I would like to invite someone to view my tree as a guest and not have to invite them to be a site member. I also think it would make the site easier to maintain; as they say, too many cooks spoil the broth, and the fewer people you have adding and/or changing information the better and more accurate the information would be.