[[ For those who insist on whole-body interment, I'd say plant 'em vertically. Drill a round hole 12' deep (far easier than a 4'x7'x6'deep rectangular hole). Place the corpse in a cardboard core, seal both ends, drop it down feet first. Pack 'em like sardines. Standing room only. ]]
THAT is friggin hilarious!!!! Irrevrant or not, I like it.
On a more serious note... and speaking of America in particular ( home sweet home ), isn't it interesting that we're running out of space in our cemeteries, that they're paving over family plots for commercial use, etc... but we still have plenty of room for GOLF COURSES??? The darn things are popping up in the oddest places, and reproducing as quickly as mushrooms.
I suggest we use all the golf courses all over the world for cemeteries, AND stack 'em in vertically! I would sure make getting a "hole in one" a whole lot more meaningful!
I accidently & by misinformation added a mothers name that was wrong. I continued on this tree and have numerous people added under this person, including myself, I tried deleting the mother but now it just says unknown and I'm still not able to link with other mother. Does this mean I will have to delete all the work I have done and start over? It would be so nice if I could just link her to her right mother and get rid of this unknown completely.
After going thru all SMs (over 100 000 in total) I have just over 100 SMs left which I cant deside if they should be confirmed or rejected.
Anyway, during this process I have some comments:
The lists of matches (both tree and person listings) needs an extra sort clause (Tree/Person name). Why? If trees/persons has the same amount of matches they will jump around in the list and makes it very hard to know which ones you allready have visited.
If you go in on a person and verify and then go in to the Compare tree tab,you will allways come back to the Tree list and page one. Not to the page of the listing you started from with selected sort order. Also it seems to be an expiering cookie that will make you come back to Tre View Page 1. That timer needs to be extended.
If the list of matches is longer than the page limit, the confirm/reject all will of course be all but it would be better if it was just all on that page. I have noticed when I have browsed the list of SMs that I have missed some because they have jumped around (see point above) and by that made the wrong decition and confirmed/rejected some that should not be that.
It would be great if it was possible to make a selection SMs from a listing to handle them in batch. I.E All persons named Peter when "your" person is Lars (the brother) and be able to reject all of them at once.
All individual SMs should have a checkbox to select them individual and be able to Confirm/reject all the selected ones in one command. This will speed up the process significantly.
The commands Confirm/reject would be good if they also where available in the bottom of the list so you dont have to scroll back to top to select the command.
1. The Smart Match Icon Should only be present if there are undesided or confirmed matches. If there is only confirmed matches the Icon could have a Thicker sqare line around it. More information at a glance. There is absolutely no information in the presents of rejected Smart Matches.
2. In the list of matches there should be a checkbox for omit rejected Smart Matches. -- It should realy be the other way, a checkbox for including rejected Smart Matches. The normal appearence for the list of Smart Matches should be without the rejected Smart Matches. Both for Persons and Trees, it is tiresome to be bothered with things I have gone through before. (and if you go wrong in which ones you have answered, the next time you enter Mathces, they will still be there)
I've also noticed that after you have completed going though all the Smart Matches, having confirmed or rejected them, and scroll through the lists of all the other sites that have shown up as having matches with your site, that many of the other sites are listed several times with 6 matches on one, 2 matches on one, etc. I would like all these combined into one posting for each site. Also, it lists the sites with which I had zero matches, which is a total waste of time and space. I'd like these removed from the listing. Finally, I'd like a search option on this listing in order to find another site quickly, instead of having to search through hundreds of pages to access a particular site with which I have matches. Hope this rambling is getting my ideas across and is not too confusing.
As you have mentioned "that many of the other sites are listed several times with 6 matches on one, 2 matches on one, etc", this is happening because SmartMatches are given per tree and not per site. So if there are more than one family tree in a particular site then you may receive SmartMatches from all of these trees sepperatly.
With regards to your other suggestions, thank you for that and I will let the appropriate department know about this for possible consideration with future updates.
I have a set of children born to a mother and father. The father dies. The mother remarries. The new husband adopts the children. Reunion for Mac handles this flawlessly, but MyHeritage arbitrarily decides that the children can belong under only one set of parents. Can you add this feature to a future update.
They should appear under the person, if they wouldn't appear in one of the branches you can just click on the little mark that says "2x" on the family tree online and it will instantly show the additional branches and will send you towards the relevant branch.
Thanks for finally adding Japanese support. This has made it possible to enter and store information from Japanese koseki records using native characters.
I've encountered three major problems with the language feature:
1. The Japanese calendar is not supported. Official documents are very often recorded using the year of the Emperor's reign. For example, 2013 is Heisei 25. Today's date, Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, would be written as 平成25年7月10日（水）. The day of the week in parentheses is optional. Today's date in Heisei 1, 1989, should read 平成元年7月10日（月）. Looking up the Gregorian year for each Japanese calendar year is extremely tedious. Data entry in the Japanese calendar would be most welcomed. For a list of Japanese era names, please see this site: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~watson/ref/nengo.html
2. Dates are displayed improperly. Even when Gregorian dates are entered, the Japanese language display is mangled. Today's date winds up as 7月 10 2013, which is out of order, lacks Kanji characters for year and day (and day of the week), and only uses the Gregorian year.
3. Names are displayed improperly. There does not appear to be a way to set Japanese names to be displayed last name first. This is extremely strange and doesn't comport with official naming conventions in Japan. Moreover, when Japanese is set as the display language so that native characters can be seen instead of equivalents in our alphabet, the display font across the board is changed. Western names appear in the less visually pleasing font used for Japanese instead of the default.
NH here received a private reply via email, since our Japanese language support is not perfect we sent it to one of our experts in the field. He collected the feedback and answered him with a work-around:
In the meantime, I can suggest the following to enable you to upload the information to your tree:
For dates, you have the option to add a free text date when you add a new family member or edit their profile. When you go to the "Birth date" section of the profile window, you will see the word "Exactly" with a drop down menu. The last item on the menu is Free text. Click on the free text and enter the date in the Japanese calendar. It will show up in the tree as you wrote it, though you will not be able to get birthday notifications and certain other features for this date. This is one way to be able to input the Japanese date into your tree.
Regarding the name order, if you would like to preserve their name as written in Japanese on their profile, you can add a sentence into the Biography section of their profile (Click the Pencil image on their profile, then "Edit more (bio, more facts...)", then on the left sidebar you can click "Biography"). However for the time being you are correct in that there is no way to fill in the Japanese name in Japanese order on the family tree viewer.
I'm sorry for the non-reply on the forums, you're right. We are doing our best to listen more to the community.