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.
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.
What chance of including Hyperlinks, or better still Hotspots linked to Hyperlinks in the 'Articles' feature? So that for instance, I have written a family history article displayed at the bottom of my Home Page so that my members can read the history, and when I mention a person or location, I could put a, say, (A1), at that point, and the member reading could click on it and get a pop-up of a photo of the person or location etc. It must be possible, because it's feature of so many Websites.
Jack, hello there. The facility for inserting Links has been there all along, it was just a late-night session which frustrated me that prompted the original question. Anyhow, I'm writing a Family History Story using the 'Activities' section of the MyHeritage board. From there I've created a 'News Article' (which appears at the bottom of my Home Page, and which is updated after every Edit), and what I wanted to do within the story was to link to Photographs/Scanned Documents that I had placed in a specially-created photo album in Photos/Videos section. So that, for instance, when I mentioned a person or place, I could place beside that person/place a Link which would open a relevant photo etc. The first problem I encountered was that I had to keep swapping pages to get to the Links. So to overcome this (initially), what I'd do was open My Heritage twice, so that you've got your Article open ready for editing, and also your Photo Album to copy the Links. You can keep both 'Windows' open by using the middle icon in the top-right of your page. First, if you intend inserting a lot of Links, you'll have to decide what sort of 'Numbering or Lettering' system you'll use. I'm using (1), (2), (3), etc. At the point in the story where I want to insert a Link, I type (1). I then highlight this by dragging my mouse across it while holding down 'Left-click' button. At this point the 'Link' icon will become 'solid' along the Icon row. It's the sixth one along and looks like a chain-link. Press this and a pop-up will appear. I then choose from the pop-up drop-down menu 'Open In A New Page'. Now we need the Link URL from the photo (which is why two pages are better open, at least for now). Go to the photo you want to Link to, and in the bottom right-hand side of the page it says 'Link to this Photo - Show'. Click 'Show' and the URL Link will appear already highlighted. Hover your mouse cursor above the Link and using the 'Right-Click' button choose 'Copy' to copy the URL. Now, go back to your other page and place the URL in the blank-section of the Pop-up by 'Left-Clicking' the mouse, and then press 'Insert'. To test the Link, I would now 'Save' my 'Article', and then go to the Home Page, where the number etc should appear in the Story, and when clicked-on, should produce a separate-page pop-up of the photo etc that I had linked to. Once you've done one successful Link, and you've got a Pop-up photo etc, in the right corner of that page it says, Go To Album. So from there, you can go to any photo that is in the Album to get the URL Link Code, so that you can do it all by only having one My Heritage open rather than two.
Sorry it's so long-winded, Jack. I'm sure others can explain it more simply (hopefully they'll see this and help!). If anything isn't clear enough, please ask again and I'll try to explain it differently.
Yes, FTB will indeed support the .png format in the near future. This is one of the high priority fixes that we are planning on doing. I cannot promise that it will be supported in the immediate next version, but we are working and aware of this problem.