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.
It would be helpful if "Cemetery:" was also displayed for "In my family tree" like it is on the "Historical record" for "matches in Find a Grave". Just displaying the "Burial" value would be very helpful. As it is now I need to do many steps to compare the vaules for Cemetery between the two records.
Also having a field in the profile for a deceased person for thier "Find a Grave" Memorial number would be helpful. That would allow for matching by Find a Grave Memorial#.
If I could also have my "Find a Grave" user name in my "myheritage" profile, then when you display matches from Find a Grave, it could show if it was one of mine or not.
I still think it is necessary to give visitors to my family site different levels of authorization. There are some people who should be given full authorization, as is done for everyone today. There are others who should just be able to update, but not necessarily invite others. I had one "outside" family member invite her sister-in-law who added a few dozen of her family -- and you can be sure that I have no desire for them to be on our family tree. They should have set up their own tree, but didn't know any better. Third, there should be people who merely look at the tree without any update capability. I can envision some people, with no training in using the site, trying to change things and screwing up the data others have entered into the site.
Under the Site Access options you can make it so that members can't invite other members. It was tough enough finding that so don't ask me how I did it. There is another section somewhere about whether or not members can update the tree and in what ways, like just add to the tree, or add and edit, but I can't find that right now either. You'd think those would be in the same place, but they apparently aren't.
I just wanted to add to Eric's response taht another way to set permissions for users is under the section: Account > Site Settings > General > Permissions. There you can select if you want users to be able to edit or not your tree and photos.
Sorry but I followed the path you stated and when I got there I couldn't find permissions. I will copy the page into this letter. IT will not come out exactly as it appears on the site but will give a better picture of what we see. Although I see three tabs when I look at the site, here I can see the fourth tab without any text. I assume that is where PERMISSIONS should appear.
Both Yaniv Stern and I are defined as administrators of the site and neither of us could see PERMISSIONS.
Under administaration the only option is to erase the entire site!!.
Specify the simplicity level of administration screens like this one
- recommended for most Site managers
- recommended for technically savvy Site managers
This setting can also be modified at the top of each administration screen
Describe your web site
e.g. Kramer Family Website
e.g. Welcome to our corner on the Internet
E.g.: List the surnames of the main families using the site
Primary use of site:
Immediate family siteExtended family siteGenealogy siteCommunity siteCommon interest siteAlumni siteOtherPhoto albumsFriends & funDNA research groupFun genealogy sitePhotos
If I am correct, the list shows up sorted in a number of alternatives, but in every case you have to use a boolean search on the pages to HIT the pae with the name you are looking for. Why can't they letters ABCDEetc be listed so you can click on the first letter of the name you are searching for. I have 30 pages of names and have to guess which page to start at if I want to find someone with M or T or J. It can be improved.
I have invited family members who needed a reminder after a few days or weeks. There is no way to send an new reminder. There should be a possibility to resend the invite. Otherwise there is no way to ge them into the site. Rather embarrasing, to say the least.