In a similar fashion I would like to be able to group people together. For example I would like to be able to easily find everyone in the family tree who has military sevice records.
I know how to add additional fields and custom fields. In the full profile >edit profile > all facts > add another fact > enter a fact type = add a custom field. Here you can add any field you like. Custom fields will show up on the Details Panel for each person.
However, once you have create a field, or used one of the many available fields, there is still no way to search for everyone in the tree with that field. You can only use the PEOPLE search to search names and places.
Werner, have you tried adding a custom field this way? Would this help you?
MH, can we please have better searching added to future upgrades?
Did you know that the MacFamilyTree uses Kekulé numbers? I wonder if MH could include this in a future upgrade.
As for your idea of using email addresses - you can't search on the email field either. You can only search on place and name. I don't know much about Kekulé numbers - would it be possilbe to integrate the kekule number into the place field?
I know it would be a big job to add a Kekulé numbers field to every person in your tree. But the advantage is that you will see the field on the details panel and can easily edit it from there.
It would be a good idea if MH allowed searching of other fields.
My Great Grandmother had 9 children. Unfortunately only 3 lived into infancy. I wanted to print a family group sheet to send to my grandfather so he could fill in the names of his siblings. However, when I created the group sheet it only had spaces for his parents and his brother and sister. It would be nice if FTB filled the page with boxes for children. What would also be nice is if, when printing the family group sheet you could designate how many children boxes you wanted to print. In my above example you can not fit 9 children on a page so it would have to print another page with the boxes for the rest of the children on it. Of course I could create Unknown children in my tree but I hate having to upload unknowns to the web tree. It just takes time and unnecessary space.
When I use the PEOPLE choice on the FAMILY TREE menu to search for a person in my family tree I have to type the person's name exactly. e.g. The search for John F Kennedy, I can't type John Kennedy, or I wouldn't get any results.
However, when I am adding a relative to the family tree using the EDIT box options, for example adding a father for John F Kennedy, I can type any part of the persons name in any order. For example I could type Kennedy Joe and still find a list of suitable people.
My question is why can't the second style of searching be made available when using the PEOPLE choice on the FAMILY TREE menu. The second search algorithm is obviously much more advanced than the first.
The suggestion is - can you please improve the search algorithm for searching for PEOPLE on the online site.
Could MH change the colour or shape, or both, of smart and record matches icons when new ones arrive for individuals? As one browses the trees, these indicators will prompt the user to process and analyse the matches.
The indicators are to advise the user that there are outstanding matches needing attention for individuals on the trees.
I am very new to MH, therefore what I am about to suggest my already exist, even though I cannot find any reference to it.
I would like to see a page that loads before the tree, or any other feature. In my situation there will be a lot of visitors that have no idea how to use MH and no intention of finding out. All they want to do is look and read. I need a page to add my own text and possibly a picture or two and maybe and atractive background. Than't my first suggestion.
Also, my visitors will be looking to make a financial input to my family tree account. I would like to do this via PayPal Subscription Button, and Pay Now Button. I know MH has a subscription option but it is not sophisticated enough for my needs. These Buttons will be used on the Intro Page.
You can edit the 'Welcome' section on your Home page to add your purpose and directions for use, which is what I did, although I wish MH would re-format the page to make that column wider as it was some years ago. You are welcome to take a look. I like your 2nd suggestion for a family contribution via a pay-pal button, since nobody in my family has volunteered and this might give them the idea. Good luck & welcome.
I'm not sure if I'm missing something here. Is it possible to issue a Family Tree Outline report of an ultimate ancestor's descendants that has generation #, vital dates/places and includes the spouses?
A report that doesn't have those verticle lines on the left that eat up room on the page squeezing information rightward?
I know how to suppres the photos. I don't want to invite everyone into the online site, and most people can't navigate it and get lost looking at the wrong branches.
I'm talking about the report that comes from the hard drive portion of the computer not the online version itself.
I don't see how to customize it from the instructions.
Why are marriage, birth and death records only from select states? With technology what it is, I would think that most of those records should be available. I am practically at a stand-still because of such limitations.
The historical records market works with what is called 'collections'. A collection is a group of records in SuperSearch. For example: the 1940 census is a collection, MyHeritage family trees is a collection. A collection is different from a category. An example of a category is “Birth, Marriage and Death” records.
Those documents and collections are made public by different organisations and governamental offices, according to their own laws and rules, for the purpose of genealogy research. This can be federal, by state, municipality, etc. Note that MyHeritage and other genealogy websites are not related or connected to government offices. The documents are made public, bought and transcribed by different organisations.
Therefore, those collections might be limited to some state, or not containing all the years, etc.
Taking the opportunity, I would like to recommend you taking a look at this FAQ article linked below on how to better use SuperSearch:
Any honest person applying for LDS MH accout needs to be given the MH/FS Agreement for review, or must be unwilling to bind themselves to it, as required in the current MH Terms of Linking. We will not be blindly bound by it, and will recommend widely by every means available that all members of the Church of Jesus Christ should likewise withdraw from MyHeritage until the demand for compliance with a secret document is removed from the MH Terms of Linking, or that all applicable terms of the document are made available for review by members affected by it .
Frankly, we have given the matter some thought, and cannot conceive of any morally defensible reason for MH to make such a demand, We feel shocked and threatened by this lack of transparency.
We look forward to an amicable resolution of this impasse, and continuing success of your enterprise.
I am happy for other members to see my family tree, but I do not want anybody except immediate family to have access to info about the living members of my family. Woud it be possible to place blocks individually on people in my tree to protect their info from strangers?
Somebody, very distantly related (back in late 1700s), has copied all the info about my family including photos of myself a particulars of my daughter and her family. I have removed this info from my site now, and requested that they are removed from the other tree.
I managed to get in touch with some 2nd and 3rd cousins and their families, who I have not seen for 50 -60 years, and for their benefit I would like the info about living people to be there.
Thanks for your answer, that makes me feel bit better. I know I can cancel this person's access now, but that is bit late. I would like to be able to make a different setting between close people who I know and trust, and very distantly related people, who I invited to my tree and they are welcome to all the info about long dead ancestors, but not more recent ones; I do not really like info about my parents and their siblings to be copied and put on other trees either. Some of their decendants might get upset about that.
Sadly I am now considering to make my tree private as well.
I have invited some people who accepted, but did not allow me access to their tree, even that by our "smart matches" we should be very closely related, but I do not know who they are. I think the system would be more fair if person who gets access into another tree would automatically grant access into their tree. Basically, you could not take without giving.