It's been a few years since I tried the My Heritage Family Tree Builder software, and I must say I'm impressed with the improvements that have been made. I'm not impressed, however, with discovering after installing the update that you'd hijacked my browser home page and replaced it with your own. That kind of stuff makes me wary of using your software for fear that you feel free to mess with other parts of my computer as well. So... thanks for the offer, but no thanks.
Just had the same thing happen to both my Internet Explorer and Firefox. I'm an IT professional and can undo this pretty easily but what was once a company I liked alot and had alot of respect for several years ago seems to dabbling in some of the worst of the internet business practices lately.
Not once was I ever asked to "opt in" to having my browser settings modified. This is reprehensible behavior and unless things change for the better I'm probably not going to renew my premium data subscription.
Please note that next time when you install Family Tree Builder, you can avoid installing the toolbar that comes with it, by choosing Custom Install in the Setup Options page and turning off the toolbar and the change of homepage.
I think there needs to have a watermark option avaliable for photographs , the infomation that is out there plus a photo attached to that info can be used in a wrong manner and will also stop people just taking family photo's
Sometimes I delete my own posts. When I do that, the post disappears from the thread with no record of it having been there. However, when I view the list of my posts I still get "message deleted." It would be nice to remove the record from the list as well as in the actual thread. It would also be handy for my list of postings be in order. There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to their order. Maybe there is some sort of pattern or organization that I am missing.
I'm guessing that I am not the first person to ask for a feature to merge duplicate records. It would be nice to be able to tell the software that Record X refers to the same Person as Record Y (and perhaps Record Z, as well), and have the software merge all the information and relationships into a single record and delete the duplicate(s).
Your FAQ says, "Go to the card with the least amount of information, and delete it by right clicking on it, and choosing Person > Delete person."
That "least amount of information" is going to be deleted. All notes, citations, facts, photo attachments will be gone.
This should say, "2. Go to the card with the least amount of information. Carefully and laboriously, one item at a time, copy all your information from this card and paste it into the card you plan to keep."
Wouldn't it be so much simpler if you could "merge individuals" within your own family tree, just as you can merge Smart Matches? The code for that is already written, works well, and could probably be reused and adapted.
Even though none of the Smart Matches I've found had any kind of citation (that I've seen), it would be great if the "Merge individuals" could copy over all notes, citations, photo attachments, etc.
I know the real issue is that you would like to see a merge function that can cleanly merge duplicate individuals.
Unfortunately we haven't implemented this yet.
Hmm, I recently rejoined Ancestry.com and find that I can merge individuals easily there.
There has been no revision to FTB since December 2011. No new development in well over a year. Promised features have not shown up. I see I'm paid up until November 2013. If there's nothing new by then, I plan to cancel my subscription.
I wholeheartedly agree that not being able to cleanly MERGE duplicates IS a big deal. In many cases, each of the duplicate individuals might have their own dozens of attached individuals who have to be all independently deleted. Having to analyze and separately copy missing information from one to another before deletions can be very time-consuming and confusing.
I would consider this a HIGH PRIORITY feature to add.
He means the tree that shows up and grows leaves everytime you click on a new name to see that person (online site). Tree disappears when the person's information appears. I have to agree, it IS obnoxious..
Perhaps they've fixed it; I don't see it in my tree and haven't noticed it when viewing someone else's site.