I think that we should be able to have mulitple sets of parents if you've marked one set as your adopted parents. As people use these kinds of sites more and more to find out who their biological parents are, those people should be able to list both sets of parents.
If you are working with FTB this can be done with the options provided, for I have done it. The person will appear in the tree twice, because of the two different relationships, but that can be taken care of with a note. I don't know if this is possible with an on-line only tree. Also check the HELP manual; there may be another solution there.
I would like to be able to see how one individual is related to another individual. In other words, I would enter both names and the program would tell me exactly how they are related. For example, "John Smith and Jane Jones are first cousins once removed." The program currently allows only a list of all relationships, which is extremely difficult to wade through.
You can do this in FTB by clicking Person in toolbar then 'relation'. I don't know if this is possible if you only have an on-line tree. PS--I just tried it on-line and it works. Go to your family tree and then Reports.
AHA! It worked when I did the "Person-Relation" selection. The only thing I get in the "report" section is the HUGE list, which I don't want. Thank you for this tip! Guess I need to play around with the program a little more...
I see a lot of smart matches in trees that say people are alive when they can't possibly be. I accidently had my close family as being dead, which I corrected when I found it. Just easier for people who have large trees to find a mistake like that.
It would be nice to have a middle name field. Geni.com has that field. They allow searches by middle name also which helps narrow down your search.
I would also like a AKA (As Known As) or "Display Name" field. It would default to how MyHeritage.com currently shows names. However, when people have names "first, middle, family, nickname", different people would like their name displayed differently like:
That happened to me a lot. Fortunately most of the time I was able to remember when I already had someone on my tree when their name came up again, so I could just use the connect function. Sometimes I then still had duplicates that I had to remove manually. Now each person who shows up in the tree several ways now has a symbol on the bottom where I can view the other line.