I love using Family Tree Builder and have for some time. Now I am researching my ancestors y & mtdna markers to further discover where my family came from. I have been entering the information but there seems to be no way to export or easily display the information.
One suggestion that I would like to make is the possibility of chosing a person and having the program list their ancestors with haplotype/ dna markers. I think this would be quite useful. It could even be done in a family tree format.
Most families have many stories about their family ranging from things that hapenned when a person was younger to funny things that happened later in life. In any case these stories provide a richer family history that should be preserved.
Currently the only way to capture this information is to type it into a document and upload it or create a note. I think it would be a good idea to create a way to add these stories. It would be useful to be able to record who told the story, who recorded and link or tag it to the person who told it or it is about.
I have our family history in eight chapters plus introduction, addenda and appendices with lots and lots of pictures uploaded to our myHeritage website as attachments to articles in PDF format. This can be done under the App function-Articles. Most are public and can be reached from our home page. You are welcome to take a look on our website (Munch Family History Site). If this is what you are looking for, I'll be glad to help if you need it. You should, however, upgrade to premium plus to do this if you have a lot of stories, because you will need the unlimited storage. This capability is the main and foremost reason I stay with myHeritage.
Take a look at my other posts and you will see that there are 2 threads going about the problem. I actually have a number of issues but the one that bothers me most is the (Not Responding) message i get every time i add a new person or edit an existing person. Running windows XP as i was advised to do last year when i was having issues wtih the program.
In Family Tree Builder, in Tools> Advanced Privacy Settings, you can choose which people you would like to privatize so that they will be published as Unknown. To privatize all living people, choose Add person, and then on the small magnifying glass on the top right to Search. Then select in Facts - Death fact, and Does not Exist.
That works...but for the average user...just clicking a check box to block uploading living people information is easier than building a query. Just a suggestion to make it easier for new users. Just adding a few quick privacy options to the publishing screen would help people protect their data that they do not want to upload.
I understand why you changed the way e-mail notifications were sent last year. You want to be like all of the other companies and drive traffic to your site, get us to share on facebook, twitter, whatever.
Well as a customer I don't care about that crap. I normally delete or unsubscribe from e-mail lists companies sign me up for -- I *hate* facebook update e-mails, notifications from my credit card company about their latest "deals", etc... but your e-mails were awesome -- short, to the point, with some pictures and reminders about upcoming family events. Very cool.
Now all I get is "hey -- someone is having an event, but I'm not going to tell you what it is or what else is going on, you have to go log in to our website to find out!". Give me a break, this is terrible and I have now unsubscribed.
It's quite a shame, because it's one of the things I loved about this site and service. You may not have seen the direct hits all the time, but you could be damned sure with the old way "MyHeritage" at least stayed relevent to me and made me want to come update the site -- now I will no longer receive any messages and more than likely I won't be back.
I have already had testing done at FamilyTree DNA, mtDNA and FamilyFinder as have my son, Y-DNA & FamilyFinder, and cousins, Y-DNA. Will we be able to link those previous results to our MyHeritage family trees?
Our family is just getting ready to start the DNA testing process. Were you happy with the company's that you and your son used? Did the data upload easily into Family Tree Builder? Is it worth the $? Thanks!
I've been involved with DNA testing for at least 4-5 years and have seen a lot of changes. I have had some very successful results - but many have been what you might call "negative" because my son's DNA has definitely indicated that my husband's family is not related to similar surnames. FamilyFinder has allowed me to prove that I am definitely kin to at least two lines that I had not been able to find documentary proof of the connection. I have found several new cousins and helped one person solve a paternity question. I do believe that you have to know a great deal about your own family from traditional research and be willing to exchange information to make the best use of DNA results of any kind. I have several 3rd cousin matches with FamilyFinder that can't be resolved because the other party has done no actual research and doesn't know the names of their great-grandfathers or where they lived. I have been very satisfied with FamilyTree DNA because of their huge database but I have also uploaded results to other third party sites like GedMatch.
So far there seems to be no way for me to use the DNA feature with MyHeritage because I upload by GEDCOM from my own genie program and I don't use Family Tree Builder.