I think it's very good you added sections like Recipes, Poll, Articles, etc to the Activities panel, however nobody has ever get to it, I have invited them using email and other techniques to see all the contents, but it appears they don't yet get to that part, they only use what's on the front page. I would love if there was a way to integrate a poll in the front page, or to be able to move the news section to the top, or to add a link to the homepage.
Also I have Facebook, but I can't auto publish my news into FB, I would like if there were a way to auto publish what we write in news, and also any new content in Activities, or even updates to the tree or tagging into FB.
Also, it would be great if we could, for example, chose one history in FB to publish in the site, for example, if some cousing had new photos of his children, send him an invite to have his content published in the site, with photos, that would be very nice. This would be a better way to integrate the family site and share with others.
For family search, I would like to have a way to list all FB peoples and choose the one that are part of my family, and so they could add all information from his profiles if they choose to do it, (sync profiles). Also if they could do the same and invite all of his relatives to the tree, and so on.
You are raising good points. The site activities that you mentioned will need to improved in order to get more user engagement. We are planning on doing some site changes in this section.
The Facebook integration is a bit tricky because the privacy issues are very important when it comes to exposing family information on the social networks. Most the content that is available in the family tree is too private to be easily shared on Facebook and the other social networks. The other way around is less of a problem. We will look into the possibility of allowing users who share content published on Facebook into their MyHeritage site.
Your comments and suggestions are very good. We will take them into consideration
One that every myheritage member can participate in. Might be a good way for people to make research suggestions to other members. You never know who you might meet that could help you out with things.
I'm a Beta Tester for version 5; and there is a feature to search for duplicates. But that's where it ends; you can't fix the duplicates in the same feature, you have to go into the tree and do it manually.
When I enter a person who is related to me, it will tell me on their name place card how they are related to me. Parent, uncle, 1st cousin 2X removed, etc... The problem is that when two branches of the same family, say that I am related to both the mother and the father(both share the same last name), but more closely related to the mother, all of their children will become "related by marriage" instead of the accurate way that we are related. It would be nice for the program to be able to recognize that I am related through both the mother and father and that the father is not just "related by marriage."
Yes, I love this suggestion too. I have a huge family tree and have found many crossing relationships within my tree, and so having FTB automatically tell me the multiple ways that I am related would be very cool. Moreover, because of adoptions my family tree has some extra connections, and so this feature showing the multiple relationships between birth families and adoptive families, when trees cross in the past, is important.
By the way, I think you fixed one of my past questions and now have adopted children showing with their adoptive family in your online version, which is important. Thank you.
I and at least four other people have complained about this problem as well. As a work-around I note that these persons are indeed direct ancestors in both Facts and biographical notes. But I do hope this very annoying problem will be fixed soon!
Perhaps a way to see some of the 2000 other smart match trees beyond the first 200. Perhaps 200 at a time. Or at least a way to see some on both sides of my family. The 200 I do get are all on my father's side. I know there are matches on the other side.