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.
Yes it's a very good idea, due to the fact that it start to be hard to work all alone in several branchs of my family, 5Up and 4Down in line it's to many people, and if the other members of family start to help it will be very good.
I Hope that people who dicide present a UpGrade with that. I'll buy it.
thnks for reply.
I Hope that someone overthere start to move, if not program will "die" as soon as expected, it's nice to go to Ipad, but... who goes to buy a app to Pad, if the original doesn't fullfill basic improvements.
I would also like to have this feature. It should even be possible to determine how long a person should have access to the site as a guest without editing capabilities. If a person should be able to look at the page in 24 hours, a week or a month. In the same way you should be able to give anyone timed editing capabilities.
Thank you for writing and we appreciate all of your inputs and feedbacks on our site.
We are constantly working on adding new features based on users suggestions such as these to the website. Our developers are doing their best to include everything that will benefit the user experience and hopefully you will see the merits soon. Nonetheless, since there are some many good ideas for improvements, sometimes it can take time until one specific suggestion comes to effect.
Please, let me know if you have any additional ideas!
I have noticed that sometimes my news is longer than the characters currently allowed. I feel that we should have more space to add text. This featured could then be used like the Facebook Wall and might encourage more activity.
I had problem yesterday posting a two page news item in the article section (APPS/Article). After clicking on 'Save' the screen was getting blank and was not progressing for along time and the item posted was not getting listed among the posted items. Finaly i could post it after splitting the article into two and posting them seperately. is there a size limit here also? If there is such a limit, at least an error message should have come. Further I have posted similar long post in the same place earlier. Will you please clarify.
There shouldn't be a limit on the length of the article. There is a specific issue with the long article you tried to post. It includes special formats of text (fonts, colors) and links. I suspect that the combination of these special formats caused the page to break (the white page you saw).
I am happy you managed to solve this problem by spliting the articles.
I will also forward this issue to our development team to investigate if there is anything we can do from our side, to prevent this from happening again.
I see that there is a way to add a Family Address which is useful but it could be better if you have the option to select what people it applies to. For example if I add a Family Address to my parents, that address should also be applied to me as well since I am part of the family. RIght now the address is only applied to my parents.
These address also do not show up in the contact list in the details of each person, this would be uefulas it would also show up on the map.
There should also be a way to choose a time period when each person lived at a that Family Address and have to option to have multiple Family Addresses. Example Family Address #1: My parents, my siblings and myself, Family Address #2: Myself, my wife and our children etc.