I married my wife 1974. We divorced 1983. We married again 2004 the same day 4th of May. If i make a notice of the divorce it looks that my new marriage is not valid. So I had to take the notice away. She was noted as my ex-wife in the reports. So I had to make a comment (only) about the divorce.
Do you understand the problem now? Otherwise maybe I can explain the situation better if you ask me to do so.
1. I use Excel a lot to gather data to include in FTB. Therefore I attach children to parents. It would be great if I could choose multiple children to attach at once.
2. I also use a separate folder/directory to compile my spreadsheets. It would be great if FTB would allow the saving of exported spreadsheets and the import of them as well, to and from the last area used. EXCEL does that when you ask it to open an existing file. It goes to the last folder used.
I was wondering if it was possible to changing the way 'merging' works on FTB. Instead of putting duplicate names into the tree, could it be possible to make it so that during the merging process the program searches for matching names in two files and connects them. For example, if there is an Aaron A. Smith in one tree, and an Aaron A. Smith in the other tree, could the merge process make it so that, once merged, everyone that was related to the Aaron A. Smith in the second file will automatically be relatedto the Aaron A. Smith in the first file; instead of there being a ton of people that are 'not related' to Aaron A. Smith.
In FTB, in Edit Person/Info you list a religious affiliation called Hindi. This is an error as it should be Hindu. A follower of Hinduism is a Hindu.
Hindi is the main common language of northern India (and the main official language).
Both words derive from Hind, which is another name for India, which is usually known as Bharat.
You may wish to correct this.
I suppose you can also correct existing users' downloaded software through a mailed update.
2. Taking up programming suggestions.
In another thread you replied to a programming suggestion something like "it is a good idea, if we get more comments we will take it up".
Would this work? Do you get many messages about specific improvements? I don’t see them in the forums.
I browse the forums to look for topics that may interest me and have seen suggestions for modifications which I thought very usefu. However, I would not post a "hear hear" to avoid repetition of comments.
3. Forums/comment dates.
I have noticed that posts on the forums are labelled with "x days ago" rather than a more conventional date,.
Without a date (and possibly even time) stamp it is difficult to refer to posts.
My suggestion is to apply a normal date (and time, say in GMT/UTC) for all posts or, if there is a good reason for doing so, have dates for posts older than say, 3 days.
Regarding (1), will we get an automatic update when it is ready? Or how do you handle FTB software updates?
Re (2), to clarify, I meant that for any suggestions for changes/improvements you are unlikely to get more than one message, so if you waited for lots of people to write in you probably will not get that.
Is there a way to have a choice of "Not Married" When building the family tree. You want to capture the information about both parents, but in a lot of cases they were never married. I've tried to put "Friends" & "Others" but when you look at the STATS it still shows that they were married X times.. which is not correct. Any solutions for this?
Sorry to compare everything to Facebook, but there are many nice features Facebook uses that would be wonderful on myHeritage.com. I have (as have many others) commented on the need for the Family News slot to be much bigger. It's size prohibits practically every complete thought one could have. It would also be nice if others were allowed to comment on that person's post. I don't know if I would go so far as to suggest the "like button" that Facebook uses, but that's also a possibility.