I go to the smart match overview page on the website. I select the "People" tab, which takes a while to load. I then click on the "view matches" button for a person, which takes a while to load. I review the matches to delete or confirm them, which reloads the page, which takes a while, then review the "concensus" panel - great option, by the way - and copy or edit as appropriate, and click "save changes", which reloads that page, which takes a while. Then I have to reload the smart match page, which takes a whlie ... and start the whole thing over again.
(1)- It would be so much quicker to have a button on the "concensus" page (and the smart match page that shows all matches to a tree) that would go straight to the next match, without having to reload the smart matches overview page.
(2)- I'd like to set an option so that I automatically went to the "people" page without having to load the smart match page of trees first. It annoys me that there is no way to avoid the wasted time/download.
(3)- This is probably not possible, but it would be good to avoid the repeated refreshing of a page. By this, I mean can it be done that I could confirm or reject, copy and edit, etc, and then click a "refresh" button which does the whole lot at once, rather than having to spend more time waiting for the page to download than it does to review and make the changes?
By the way, I have a fast conmputer and high speed broadband, so I don't know how people with a slower system can afford the time it must take!
Check box to indicate a person or couple has never had children, so you know that is the end of that family line.
Add fact description, cause of death, nicknames and aliasis to the output criteria on the custom reports. If I keyed it in, I want to be able to retrieve it. All data fields should be listed on the custom reports.
If a person has multiple marriages, can the custom report be changed to show that name on each line with the spouses when exported into excel? This would end my having to scroll thru the list, copy and pasting the name several times before I can run a sort in excel.
Add more query/search options, I want to be able to generate a list of missing birthdates, marriage date or death dates. Another one that would aid me in locating people that have no spouse and are not labled as single. I manage over 5000 names and growing. Tools that help me locate missing data or "holes" in my data are very important to me.
I have spent a great deal of time working in Access databases, and have been spoiled on writing my own queries.
I never plan to add my data to the web, so the upgrade holds little interest for me. Maybe some of my suggestions would interest me in purchasing the Premium product over using the free one....
I'd like to have the ability to vote on other people's suggestions, similar to a 'Like' button on FaceBook. This would give the developers feedback from a larger spectrum of users on various feature suggestions and help them prioritize program improvements.
I really like the SmartMatch merge function. It saves me so much time when I am adding people to my tree!
I would like to suggest an improvment to the function of checking for someone already in the tree before adding another person. When I am adding children to parents already in my tree it isn't helpful to see alerts on people already in the tree who already have parents, also already in the tree. The likelihood of this person being a duplicate is very low when I have that much information on them already. What would be helpful, though, is in cases where I'm about to add someone who is already in the tree because they married someone else in the tree, but I had no parents for them. In this case there is a much higher probability that this could be the same person.
I love the compare feature of the smart matching (on the people tab) of the web. The copy and edit function is particularly useful, BUT, often I get five or six different formats for an address, for example : Marrickvile, sydney, australia ... sydney, australia ... Marrickvile, sydney, nsw, australia ... Marrickvile, sydney, new south wales ... and so on. Is it right that the only one I can copy with the merge button is the most common one? Several times I have wanted to copy the more complete address when the most common data is actually an abbreviated form that I do not want, and I can't. It would be so much better if I could check the one I want before compying. The same goes for names and dates too - sometimes I get 20 matches with the year obnly, and only a few with the complete date, and again I cannot copy the one I want, and have to retype it.
I believe you are talking about the Consensus Page of a match. If so, then yes, the only information you can copy on a Consensus Page is the one that has the most incidences. That's the logic of the Consensus Page feature.
It conveniently displays a summary of the different name spellings, birth and death dates and places, marriage info, etc., for any particular relative, indicating the number of times each piece of information has been used in other family trees.
You can then copy the most commonly used data as you see fit directly into your own family tree, complete with photos of your choice, and optionally add a source citation on the copied data linking back to the original family tree. Please note that this option is only available for trees that were created online, not published from Family Tree Builder.
If, however, you want to copy a specific piece of information that is not the most common one among the many matches for that one person, then you would really have to go to the single match page, and copy it from there. On the bottom of the Consensus Page you will still be able to see a list of each of the matches so you can review them individually, and then you can copy them.
I glance at the consensus Page for a general oversight, then ALWAYS go to the single matches and review them, always bringing the relatives into view. They can tell you about people and stuff you did not know, and are helpful in deciding whether for example people with exactly the same name are actually the same person; often enough they are not.
Also the web page does not seem to allow for new relatives to be entered except manually, I often use SmartMatches in FBT, via the Merge function, for that. It is handy to have the two screens with the web page on the right and the same person in FBT Matches on the left!
Ich betreibe seit einigen Jahren Ahnenforschung und weiß daher, dass Hausnummern oft sehr wichtig für Zuordnungen sind. Ich vermisse daher im Familytreebuilder die Möglichkeit die Hausnummer beim Geburtsort oder beim Sterbeort zu erfassen. Schreibe ich die Nummer einfach beim Ort dazu - wird dieser Eintrag bei der Plausibilitätsprüfung mit "Schreibweise des Ortsnamen inkonsistent" ausgewiesen.
Weiters wäre es praktisch, wenn ein Datenfeld für die Erfassung des Taufdatums und des Beerdigungsdatums zur Verfügung stände (in den jüngeren Kirchenbüchern werden oftmals beide Daten angegeben). Ich weiß schon, dass ich das über "Ereignisse" hinzufügen kann, aber die standardisierte Aufnahme dieser Datenfelder bei den Geburtsdaten und Sterbedaten wäre sinnvoller.
"There is one other thing I wish FTB had and that is a box below the BURIED AT box on the MAIN Tab of the person card to put the "FindaGrave.com" memorial number. Find-a-Grave is a most valuable resource for information. It would also be great if, when you click on the memorial #, a new tab would be opened in your browser and that memorial would be loaded."
I would like to make a correction (addition).
Below the Buried At box, there should be another box where you can add the Plot Number. The Plot number and cemetery name (Buried At) should be on all Reports for those people like myself who go out on grave sightings.
Then, below the Plot number there should be another box for the FindAGrave.Com memorial number. When you click on the memorial number your browser will open and the memorial will be loaded from FindAGrave.Com.
FindAGrave.Com is a tremendous resource for genealogy information.
I spend an eternity stepping through my tree in FTB because I have to scroll through each person's Card to see if they have more than one husband or wife. Why can't a symbol be put on any person card that has multiple husbands or wives? This could save countless hours.
Yes, Mr. Cavalli, I can see it, but it seems you can not comprehend what I said.
In order to see what you showed me in the image, you have to scroll down on every person in the tree. This takes a lot of time. It would be much simpler if there was a symbol on the card indicating multiple spouses and then you could ignore the others instead of scrolling on them only to find they were married only once. Understand what I am saying now?
The issue with scrolling down depends, again as we already spoke personally by e-mail, on the size of your screen.
If you are working in a very small screen computer, like an Asus mini-laptop for instance, it will be clearly more difficult to display all the content of the tree. In a regular computer screen size, this issue mostly never appears.
The only way to make everything visible in small screens is putting on a scroll-down bar, otherwise, to re-frame the whole software would make the letters become very small and unreadable.
Whenever anyone adds or changes information or people on my web site tree I would like to receive an email telling me what information or person was added or changed and who added or changed it and when.
Ancestry Family Tree software has a great MERGE function. Why can't FTB have the same or better function?
Ancestry Family Tree also has an invaluable DATE CALCULATOR I wish FTB had.
There is one other thing I wish FTB had and that is a box below the BURIED AT box on the MAIN Tab of the person card to put the "FindaGrave.com" memorial number. Find-a-Grave is a most valuable resource for information. It would also be great if, when you click on the memorial #, a new tab would be opened in your browser and that memorial would be loaded.