Thank you for writing and we appreciate your patience regarding this matter.
I understand that you would like to have the ability to edit the tree offline in the mobile app - however, this is not a possibility yet. We will add this suggestion to our developers.
However the functionality that you are describing fits the Family Tree Builder software, which allows you to edit your family tree on your laptop and then publishing it later on when you have an internet connection.
I have used FTB for years now and would love to see more research toold implimented. The current version has a task feature which can be helpful but it would be wonderful if there was an automatic list for each person. For example, when you cright clicked on a person a screen would come up similar to this checklist (http://meandmyancestors.blogspot.com/2010/04/research-check-list.html) The user could check off what he has done and maybe leave notes on certain things.
Additionally, i think it would be really helpful to hae a concept map view of person like found at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genroots1/concept_map.pdf. I find this really helpful and a different view than is currently given even on a family fact sheet.
When doing Smart Matches, sometimes sites are encountered, where most people are marked Private. I appreciate that there are cases which are justified - they are still living persons or they have asked to be hidden and so on. When it is about people who lived hundreds of years ago, one starts wonder whether these persons are protected by mistake, eg. by a setting made default. Also, it difficult to do something about it, when you do not know who the initiator of the lock is. I wrote to a site owner, who had many persons marked private. He just said he did not know and that he just copied them with the matching process. Neither did he know about the detrimental consequence to the matching process. For my part I simply stop doing matching persons with most persons marked Private. It is simply not worth the effort, when the available information is scarce anyway.
Is there anything you could do about developing the system in such a direction that the unnecessary protection is removed?
Thank you for writing and bringing this to our attention, this matter is under investigation and we will let you know if we find more information about it. I've contacted some users regarding this issue to acquire more information about this matter.
If you have more relevant information about the specific problem of matching with <private> people I would be more than glad to hear about it. Please try to post information that is relevant only to this problem in this thread.
Some month ago, I did found a lot of Smart Matches with a family site, I did knew the site manager. So, I didn't klick it away and asked for membership.
First I did see for every matched person, most of the related (parents, children, partners) were marked as <private>. After I was a member of this site, everthing was ok.
The site manager of this site works with the FTB and she did assure, that she does not marked deceased persons as private (last tab of the person form).
As a member of this site, I did check the persons on the online familytree, were I saw as <private> before. And I did not found something wrong.
I know, it's not so much info about, but I hope it helps a bit.
I became suspicious about the FTB. Does the FTB interpret an empty 'dead' event on a persons profile as a noexistent 'dead' event and assume this person as living and then set this person as private on the website during the sync process?
If you use the add child in edit family there is no option to put sources into the file. Thus when you have added a child - or children you have to go and edit each new child file to add sources. Could be easier I think.
Preciso reportar dificuldades no uso so aplicativo, versão premium, quanto às qualificações, especialmente dos cônjuges e "Bugs" na sua publicação.
Não existe uma qualificação que exprima o "Companheiro" como cônjuge; Não existe qualificação adequada para cônjuges (Pai e Mãe) que decidiram ter filhos, mas não casaram, ou seja não tem relação a não ser que são pai e mãe de um filho "Somente";
1 pessoa casou, teve filhos, separaram-se, um dos cônjuges se uniu (companheiro) a outra mulher, tiveram filho e se separaram, mas ao publicar no site My Heritage e mãe eex-companheira foi qualificada de "namorada" o que absolutamente não é, causando desconforto na familia, o que me parece um bug;
A propósito não existe a qualificação "Namorados" para definir um relacionamento reconhecido pela familia e isso é comum no Brasil, onde namorados até convivem, mas não se consideram companheiros ou noivos;
A qualificação de sobrinhos quando decorrentes de segunda relação de um dos pais, sai publicado como "parente" causando desagrado a todos, pois os filhos de irmãos do primeiro relacionamento de um dos pais está correto, ou seja "Sobrinho";
Os filhos de segundo relacionamento de um dos pais é qualificado de "meio-irmão", mas isso além de não ser correto, não é bem visto pelos familiares e a legislação brasileira não permite essa diferenciação, então proponho de o sistema pelo menos permita alterar, sugerindo ao administrador confirmar como quer qualificar a pessoa;
Nas informações pessoais, quando informado o apelido, este quando é puublicado, é inserido automaticamente depois do primeiro nome o que não é adequado. Assi proponho que o administrador seja consultado se deseja incluir ali mesmo ou logo ao final com a informação de que se trata de "Apelido. Obrigado e aguardo retorno das minhas observações e solicitações, ao tempo em que me coloco à disposição para esclarecimentos adicionais.
Indeed you are right - males can change their last names as-well, and I understand why it could be important for you to perhaps change the phrasing. However it could also be quite confusing for people who are used to "Maiden" and "Married" names instead of the suggested.
We work by the status quo of genealogists, and so making such a change will be hard to implement social-wise.
However, I suggeted this to the appropriate department and hopefully your suggestion will get through.
Whenever I generate a family book, my sources with notes generate as pages of code rather than the details I typed. Also, when I add long notes to people (usually the content of obituaries) it ends up formatted strangely in the book no matter how many times I try and fix it.
I would also like to see options to customize the family book like you can with charts. I was disappointed to see that the images I attached to the sources weren't included when I generated the book. I intend to edit the PDF to add them once I'm done with the tree, but that will include changing all the page numbers, ect. Just an option to generate it without page numbers would save me hours!
The Family Book is a third party software that we license a version of. It is well loved by many.
In regard to your issue with notes showing up as pages of code, a new version of the Family Book software will be released very shortly that should take care of this problem. In order to prevent this in the future, try pasting your notes into notepad first to remove any hidden code and then paste into the tree.
About customizing the Family Book, the level of customization you are looking for is simply not available in the version of the Family Book we offer. Honestly I am not sure it is available in the full version either, but you are welcome to learn more about the full version of the Family Book (Complete Genealogy Reporter) here.
"In most European (and Europe-derived) cultures, the given name usually comes before the family name (though generally not in lists and catalogs), and so is known as a forename or first name; but the family name traditionally comes first in Hungary, parts of Africa and most of East Asia (e.g., China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam). In China and Korea, even part of the given name may be shared among all members of a given generation in a family and the family's extensions, to differentiate those generations from other generations."
Currently the names are displayed in English order, but this is VERY disturbing.
Please fix this bug, so when the Language is Hungarian, the name ordering should change to "Family name Given name".
I agree and fully support this request, it's strange that the developers published a hungarian version of this site and - I bet - they didn't even know about this problem. Fix it soon, or you probably lose some 10-15 million hungarians in this site.
Thank you for writing us regarding the product suggestion. I would like to inform you though that we already have these options in the Family Tree Builder by going to Edit > Search (or shortcut Ctrl F on the keyboard).
You have there comprehensive searching abilities which let you have much better control of what you are exactly looking for.
Please let me know if you still need more information about it.