I did not at all mean to imply that the online family tree should be editable by anyone else by default. The administrator/owner should definitely have control over who can make changes including having the option of the admin herself not being able to change the tree online. That's a very sensible way to operate for a one person operation. But, in our case, a few of us would be working on different parts of the tree, so it's handy to do that online.
It would be nice if threads which are updated be moved to the front of the forum. All other forums that I know of do this. Sometimes I am interested in a thread and the answer will be given to another post in the thread and I will never see it. I just saw one where the original post was 90 days ago and the next reply was 60 days ago. That was finally responded to a few days ago, and then I responded to it just now. But it is still stuck several pages back. If I hadn't been browsing through, I would have never seen it. Another option would be that when you post to a thread you are automatically "subscribed" to it. Facebook does this, so that even if someone responds to a different posting than yours, you are still notified. This might even keep the large number of forum posts down. Many reported problems and suggestions have been posted repeatedly over the last 5-6 years. If people didn't have to browse through 150 pages of posts to see one which was appropriate to their situation, they might not have to make another post about it. This wouldn't get rid of that issue entirely, but it could only help.
I find it very annoying when a person has several near identical trees open, if for instance mr Smith has 4 near same trees then I get 4 matches because of this, it takes my time to accept or reject these matches. Why not ask the submitter which tree to use for smart matching (Usually the latest one submitted). and only match using that tree.
Also, it is sometimes difficult to say match or no match, why not have an "unsure" button?
Ingrid, Yes I have already used the "ignore this tree option", one member seems to have completely copied my tree, you can tell by little nicknames that you use which also get copied over, I don't mind but he didn't even ask. so he now gets ignored.
It would be nice if there were a feature that one could designate how many marriages a person had, or if the person ever got married. I have several ancestors that never got married and died in their 70's and 80's. It's kind of assumed in the program that the person had a spouse. This would lead to someone who I will pass on the tree to, to assume the information is incomplete and they need to research some more.
Yes I think that it would be nice to have a box you can check if the person never married. I have quiet a few people who never married and did not have any children. So yes I agree it would be nice to have that so instead of having to add "Unmarried" in the notes field. As sometime when printing reports you do not alway want to print the notes.
I have made my own work around for how to fix this situation. However, I know programs are constantly being improved. This is why I'm trying to make a suggestion, in the Product Suggestion forum on how to make this nice program even nicer.
Thanks for your question! If you click on your Family Tree tab than click on the Reports tab from the website you will be able to see most of the statistics of family members on your family tree. From that window, to the left, click on Marriages. From this screen you will be able to view statistics on marragies on your family.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if there is something else you were looking for
Maybe what I'm trying to suggest, I'm posting in the wrong spot. I'm not using the online version, I'm using the downloadable version: http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder. If I posted in the wrong spot, please let me know, and I will post in a different spot.
I thought that maybe if I put in graphic/picture form, maybe I could make my suggestion clearer. Hopefully my attachement comes through. If not, let me know and I'll repost it.
But there isn't an option that says "never married". Whenever adding a new person, it automatically assumes a partner is going to be involved.
When adding children there is an option that says "Number of known children" and when zero is selected it says there were no children in the marriage. It would be nice for it to say there were no marriages and then the spouse field and family field would close up like with the zero children option.