I send out invitations but the family members don't sign in immediately, and subsequently lose the invitation letter. So, I want to send them a reminder, but the site doesn't permit that. I have been told it is because the original letter has associated a password with that specific email address. Well, I think the letter should be valid for 30 days, and if the person hasn't signed on, it should be cancelled. That would enable the site manager to resend an invitation.
You can navigate to your site's members page (Home tab > Site members) and you will see 'Remind' links next to people you invited to the site but never visted or that visited a long time ago. Clicking that will enable you to issue a reminder.
It doesn't work if the original invitation was sent out a few weeks ago. Perhaps after many months the "remind" option shows up, but not very quickly. Take a look in my tree. "Stern family tree" and look at Gal Elisha, lior Elisha, Neta Karasso, Nir Elisha . They were invited 124 ,312, 169, and 183 days ago. There is no remind next to their names.
There are other people who never visited and DO have a remind next to their name.
Actually all people you mentioned (apart from Lior Elisha) do have the 'Remind' link.
Note that this link appears to you only if you originally invited that person. Are you logged in as Bennett Stern? Because if not, you will not see the 'Remind' link for people you did not invite to the site.
When I'm editing my family tree from the website, and I'm adding a photograph to a person, and I cick the "add photo" next to the person's name, it prompts me to upload a photo of that person. If I'm not mistaken, you can't just use the tagged face of that person in a photograph you already uploaded. When I was using the family tree builder offline, I could do that.
Because of this, I'll have to upload a cropped version of people in many photos, which will waste lots of space and be confusing. Could you fix this? I used to be able to simply tag people in a photo and select an option for it to be their personal photo.
I am using Family Tree Builder and won't be moving to the new improved version until it has been thoroughly tested and tweaked. That said...
The background is that I have started a new tree for my wife's family. The patriarch, in Australia anyway, was of Italian race, from Switzerland, very possibly not very literate and with an accent not easily understood by people recording his details. With the result that there are many variants of the family name among the descendants. His name was Truffini and known variants are;
Well said and many of us suffer the variants in spelling- and there is often very strong sub groups that determine the spelling of THEIR surname as THE correct way, but this does not account for the others in the same line that have a differnet opinion.
Surname variants are the bane of my genelaogical life- but are not recognided easily by FTB- sure you can add a surname in the ""name" but you cant easily acess or display the variants.
I will try putting a 'dummy' name into the tree for each of the variant names. Enter a new person, using the variant surname only, and showing no connection to other family members. It will be interesting to see if SmartMatches then finds matches to other people with that same variant surname, who might have been missed otherwise.
The slow load is due to the fact that we are loading your project to the computer's memory at the startup of it. The bigger your tree, and the more photos you have in it the slower it will load.
Regarding the autosave - I've already replied in the forums, and in fact another member mentioned that it does work - but when the software crashes the file that will be restored is not the automatically saved file.
Maps doesn't work - we are investigating this issue, we would be glad if you could write our support team (if you didn't already) about this issue and we will try to collect more information from you about it.