Now that there are many new 23andme customer trees here it would be very helpful to be able to view those trees in a standard Ascendency/pedigree chart view rather than the current family view. We need to be able to quickly work our way back on direct maternal and paternal lines to see if we can find common surnames and family locations and the current triee view makes that rather difficult.
Relatedly,lis there a way to do a specific tree-to-tree comparison to find potentially common individuals in the trees? I can't seem to find it if there is but that would also be a HUGE help.
Your suggestion is appreciated and I will forward it to our developers team, as an improvement report for future updates of the site.
MyHeritage offers you the possibility to create charts of different types such as Ancestors and Descendants, as well as choosing who is the main person of that chart. Click on the link below to learn more about charts.
The comparing of trees is done automatically by our Smart Matching system and once you have received thoses matches, you are able to visualise those matches people and the relatives around them. The links below of our FAQ might be of help on understanding more about that:
No, I don't think you understand my request. I'm not looking to see what kinds of charts I can print out, I'm interested in the online view of another persons's tree (someone that 23andme says I am a genetic match to.) If I can view that tree online in ancestry view that would make searching for a common ancestor a lot easier.
As for matching, I realize My Heritage does tree matching but it's one-to-many (may tree compared to all of the other uploaded trees) which is helpful for a different reason. I'd be more interested in a being able to generate a one-to-one comparison, instead, to make the process of comparing my tree to another, known, individual's tree to look for potential matches. The link you sent only says I can do that when looking for matches already found to my tree from the larger pool of trees out there, not when looking at someone else's tree that might not be on that listing and trying to generate a comparison view from there.
Please, please, please have a pedigree view of the family trees implemented on your site! As it is now Ancestry.com has this function, you haven't. I prioritize my direct ancestors and it's very annoying not being able to shift between a rather confusing family view and a more simple pedigree view. All that scrolling!
currently have to delete one, could be much better to merge and retain all info without having to write down and re enter and then delete one.......
I quite agree with you! MH are dragging their heels about implementing this feature, with many lame excuses that it will be passed to the "team" to react! Get your fingers out MH or the world will pass you by and you will be left in the by-water of genealogy passed :( A simple split screen, as per "Smart matching" (with all tabs/fields available) would suffice.
Issue : I have got to the point where I check 40 to 50 smart matches only to find no new information, in fact mostly the match does not have as much information as I already have (e.g. I have day/month/year of birth and the match only has the year). In every 40 or 50 matches, I might only get ONE piece of information. Given that I have over 10,000 matches, and more are being added faster than I can accept or reject them, it is getting a little tedious.
Now I accept that you may say that it might lead to new family connections, but since I decided to arbitrarily cut off adding people who are more than 10 steps away from me sideways, this has not happened much either - in other words, my tree is about as complete as it is likely to get as far as relatives are concerned (though I have recently get a few distant ancestors through discoveries - great addition to MH). What I am currently doing is "filling in the gaps" with details such as days and months instead of just years, and more specific places, as well as anecdotes.
Suggestion : On the smart match page, it would be a GREAT help if there was an indication as to whether the match contains a) less, or b) the same, or c) more information that already in my tree, and even more importantly, allowed me to search for and view only the ones that contained more.
Perhaps so, but being a programmer myself, I also know that it might take years to implement even a fairly simple suggestion - after all, how long was it between FTB 6 and FTB 7 . Maybe you're right, but I 'll continue supplying ideas on the belief that they will eventually be taken on board, if they are good ideas. Let's see what happens when FTB 8 comes out !
Have a look in a file called "comm.log" (open with 'notepad') in the "sync" directory of the treename (project) that you have updated (found in "tools>options>general>project directory"). It takes a bit of interpretation, but it does list most of the changes.
The front page of an online family tree very briefly lists each contribution.
Usually this includes only the first four names of persons who were edited. E.g. "Family Member updated details of Person One, Person Two, Person Three, Person Four and XX other people in the FAMILY TREE. "
While this is helpful, it is terribly incomplete. On large sites with many editors it is very insufficient.
Can we please have a detailed change log. That is, a page where Site Mangers can see a full list of everyone of the changes that are made on any given day. Where the XX other people are also listed.
A listing as described above would be a very good addition to the online site and would be much appreciated. Even better would be a description of the actual change that was made - if this is also possilbe.