Creating family crests is a fun part of MyHeritage. From what I can tell, however, it seems that the only way to modify a family crest is to start all over and create a new crest from scratch. It would be good to be able to save a crest in a form that one could go back and change just a few things.
This is not a big deal, but it is yet another case in MyHeritage where one is unable to build on the results of prior work. Other such instances are the inability of MyHeritage to extract and use caption/title/description information within uploaded jpeg photos. Likewise it apparenlty is not possible to import a gedcom and photos from Family Tree Builder and have the result be an editable online tree with editable photos that have all the photo associations and tags maintained. Furthermore, text formatting in biographies and notes seems to get messed up when moving between MyHeritage online and FTB.
MyHeritage is a very nice way to get information into family trees, but one must be prepared to do prior work over and over again in certain key instances.
For my purposes, it would be very useful to be able to publish a family tree form Family Tree Builder (FTB) including the photos with all the faces tagged AND THEN MAKE THAT ONLINE TREE AND THE PHOTOS EDITABLE ONLINE.
This would solve two key issues for those of us collaborating online on our family tree. First it would allow us to do our own backup of the online tree to FTB and later restore the editable online tree from FTB in case the online tree gets "broken" somehow. (I have a tendency to break things so I like to have my own backup). Second, it provides a mechanism for using FTB to merge trees offline with photos with faces tagged and then put the merged tree back onto MyHeritage as an editable online tree -- again with photos with people associated and tagged.
Note that the customer should be able to make both the tree and the photos editable after publishing the tree to MyHeritage.com from FTB.
Without this or some equivalent capability, MyHeritage.com and FTB are only marginally useful to those of us trying to collaborate online on a family tree with tagged / associated photos.
Our developers are currently working very hard on producing a new version of Family Tree Builder that will offer a full sync between the site and the program, so that the tree from the program will be editable online, as well as the photos.
Stay tuned- it should be released in the upcoming year!
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.