I'd like to see a find and replace option. This is helpful if you need to change location or name change throughout tree. Also The search tool is very specific with words that have accent marks. Is it possible to change it so that when you are searching same word without accent mark it will show up?
Thank you for writing and we appreciate your patience regarding this matter.
This option is already available on our Family Tree Builder!
The search tool is very specific with words by design, and we would not like to change this option as it will bring a lot of confusion to non-latin users. However if you go through the Translation Wizard in the Family Tree Builder software (by going to Tools > Translation Wizard) you will be able to translate the tree from different languages and then find the names in the English language as-well.
Please, let me know if you need any additional information or help, we highly recommend using the software for this kind of things because it is much more versatile, and we didn't want to make the family site more complicated then it already is.
You can download the Family Tree Builder from here:
I was very happy some months ago, when I heard from MyHeritage, about the possibility, beginning with January 2013, of adding a godfather (or godmother) in the online tree, besides the usual relatives that a person can have. This would have been a very important change, because MyHeritage has a majority of Christian users, and every Christian has a godfather !
But, surprise ! Just when I expected more the change, I am informed that "the "godfather" project was discated and will not occurr until further notice" !!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a huge dissapointment, I was so happy when you promised the godfather will be added ...............
MyHeritage keeps on dissapointing me... I will surely search for another genealogy site that would fulfill its promises, and respect more its users, and move all my tree there ! And also I must prevent all my friends that are using MyHeritage, about this... I am REALLY, really upsat :(
Of course, this change must be part of a larger discrimination campaign, directed against the Christian users - we all feel this way..........
What to say more ? Congratulations ! And keep on ignoring the people's needs, MyHeritage !!!
Wow! I have trouble just keeping track of the blood relatives back 9 to 13 generations, not to mention the step-children and children of unmarried couples of the past two generations. I would not even attempt to add the Godparents of our Christian family. I respectfully suggest you just keep that information in the Notes or Facts, under Birth. Or, start another tree that focuses only on Godparents. I have seen amazing improvements in the software in the past 3 or 4 years, and the improvements seem to be coming faster. If and when Godparents are added, you will just have to do data entry and not repeat the research process. Cheers!
I didn't receive any response for this important issue, from the owners/administrators ! Why are we treated so badly ?
To add a spiritual relative (godfather, godmother, godson or goddaughter) is VERY important for a Christian user. It has at least THE SAME importance like the natural relative (parents, sons or daughters).
Please tell us how many Christian users MyHeritage has ? This feature would be used by all of them !
We are asking for the introduction of this feature as soon as possible, because it is very, very strange to be able to add a father and a mother, but not to be able to add a godfather or a godmother ! This situation is inacceptable, every Christian user could fell confessionally DISCRIMINATED.
Thank you very much and please tell us in how many days will this feature be available.
I have been using the site for a brief stretch with my family, and we are working on archiving a LOT of family photos. The frequent emails that get sent to everyone who has been tagged in a photo is proving to be obtrusive, and as site admin I've had requests to turn this functinality OFF for people. If that option exists on the site, I can't find it. I seems like something that should be at the user level, rather than admin level, but I cannot locate it anywhere on the site. It would be very helpful to have this option though, globally or individually.
I have several people in my family that I know for sure, either from Birth or Death Certificates, and I want to lock that data from accidentally being changed. When I get smart matches it doesn't show anything special to remind me that the data is certain, so I am afraid I may change it accidentally. Maybe if it were Bolded or shown in bright red, or even locked from possible change it would help.
I would like to be able to lock entries of people in my tree against being changed BY THE MYHERITAGE COMPUTER! This can happen in Family tree Builder where two entries are very similar. For example in my tree, in the same family, I have children William Mullis, 1738-1738, and his brother who would have been named for the deceased infant, William Mullis, 1739- ? .
When I reviewed it yesterday MH had reversed maybe eight matches, previously confirmed or rejected. So I amended them. And I want to LOCK in these entries! Geoff
I would like to point out that the matches that you confirm/reject will not affect any other matches that you confirm/reject. So the situation that you described sounds either like a bug or just duplicated matches that you think were reversed.
Please, let me know if you would like any additional information - we will appreciate it if you sent us an email instead of writing on this forum post to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for writing and we very much appreciate your suggestion, we will be sure to direct this to our developers and perhaps even get this feature in the future. I agree, this is very important - and a good tool to identify what should you change and what should you not.
This would also be helpful in managing trees and not only in the smart matching area. Not allow members to change very specific data that you are sure of will save a lot of trouble or atleast let them know it's an important fact that they are changing.
And I would like to be able to clearly mark the 'cards' or 'profiles' of people in my tree if there is doubt about their existence or their place in the family tree, or important data. For example by a big green question mark as a watermark on the card or profile. With a 'note' section for entering information.
It would also be nice if we had the option of seeing how we got our data when doing smart matches. (i.e. under each item such as dates or birth and death and places of birth and death) it showed 1. Birth Certificate, 2 Death Certificate, 3. WikiTree, 4. Smart Match, or 5. some other. I call that an option because I'm sure not everyone is that detail oriented.
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