Henry DeTrafford and James DeTrafford are brothers. I would like to remove a connection of one of them from one set of the parents, and reconnect to the other set(doesn't matter which one right now) and have both of them recognized as siblings with the same set of parents, both mother and father.
Noam pretends he has not seen this problem before. It is common! I have made many references to it, and am extremely careful when adding people now because of it, especially when it comes to linking "known" or existing people. You must link parents first, then in the classic view add the children. If the child already exists, and can't link to both parents, you are kind of stuck. If there is not alot of lineage below them, the easiest thing is to delete the child and then add them to parents in Classic view.
Currently on the FTB you have the option, when adding children to a family, to select 'male' or 'female.' The only time 'unknown' is availibile is when you're putting details into the child's box. Would it be possible to add 'unknown' to the choices when first adding the child.
Before I crossed 5,000 number on my family tree there were two excellent features; a) with each name you were able to see how the person is related to you; and b) at Home > Family Tree > Reports > Relationship Reports we were able to see relationship drawn up between any two individuals in the family tree.
This features was helping peopel understand how they were related to each other. I myslef was first time able to see exactly how some of our distinct relatives were actually related, despite the fact that we have been in contact with them for very long time.
I contacted you and was told that this feature is only available up-to 5,000 people tree size. Peopel are very up-set on loosing this feature, as they already know their close relatives; and every one is interested in finding how they are related to others.
Is there way you can enable this feature? Please, please, please....
Is it possible to have a report, listing the path of relationship between two familymembers, i.e. i enter the naes of two members in my tree and get a structured report with how they are related / trough wich members?
This feature would have been nice, when a long distant relative asked how we are related and I had to use some time to find out were our ancestors meet.
It is possible to create the a relationship report between two people in your tree. It is in your site in Family Tree> Reports. Enter the names of two people in your tree, and the system will calculate their relationship for you.
The Relationship Report in Family Tree Builder is impressive, BUT;
I looked up the three-stage relationship between myself and Wendy, a first cousin and found the relationship. Fine. My mum is her dad's sister.
Then I searched all the entries in the four-stage relationships and she was not there.
There is a completely independent relationship on my father's side of the family. She is my first cousin once removed; from me to my father to his sister; to the sister's daughter, and to HER daughter, who is Wendy.
These inter FAMILY relationships are very important to me because there are LOTS of relationships between members of families who are both related to me but frequently (before marriage) not to each other.
I know the Relationship report is very complex but does it only show the closest relationship?
And if I do not want a full report but just (all) the relationships between two people can I get this?
And in FTB and on the web I would like to see at least TWO, preferably all, relationships to me shown where they exist.
I find that the relationship report often cannot find distant connections. However, in my tree I can click on any person and a summary popup comes up which reports under the person's namehow that person is related to me - if I click on that blue link it shows me all the steps in the connection.
When I have guest membership in someone else's tree that connection link is missing in the popup. So I am stuck with the relationship report which often fails to find the steps. Is there a way to get the same functionality as a guest? It is OK if the connection link in the dialog bix points to the OWNER of the site, that is still very helpful...
In FTB, every time I go to the Notes tab when I am editing details of an individual, I find it most annoying that all my previous notes are automatically selected and I have to remember to click to de-select them. However, if I forget and accidentally hit any key all my notes are deleted. If I immediately click Cancel they are re-instated but if I accidentally click Okay all my carefully typed notes are wiped out.
I often click back and forth quite quickly between individuals to check information, and regularly add new facts and extra details, so I use this tab a lot. It is easy to not notice they have gone until afterwards, when it is too late. As a lot of time and effort goes into the gathering and typing of this information it is very upsetting to lose it all just because of a single keystroke or mouse click.
May I please suggest that in any future upgrades this problem is addressed, possibly by the simple expedient of leaving the selection of information to the user rather than making it automatic; in this way the problem will be avoided.
I maintain my family tree in another application, Reunion for the Mac. It is easy to export a GEDCOM from Reunion, and then upload it to myheritage.com. This is fabulous the first time you create your site on myheritage. However, if you want to make updates, it doesn't work very well. What I have to do is upload the new GEDCOM, which gives another famly tree within the same site. I can easily delete the old one. But then there's lots of work to do by hand --
1. I have to reattach all the existing photos of family members to the new tree, even though the name in the new tree is exactly the same.
2. I have to reattach all the existing site members to the new tree, again even though the name in the new tree is exactly the same.
I realize a solution is to just switch to updating all my info on the site, and abandon the application on my Mac, but there are many reasons I'd like to continue using Reunion on my Mac and Ipad for my ongoing updates to the tree. What would be super convenient would be the capability to be able to MERGE GEDCOMs instead of just upload a new one. That is, upload the new GEDCOM and have it synched with the existing GEDCOM, to just add changed fields and new entries, so I don't to reattach more than 50 photos and family members.
Any other suggestions on how to handle the work flow between myheritage and another application?
Otherwise, I am enjoying the site and like the ability it offers for community updates to the info.