Thank you for your reply. Too late, I didn't realize it, but when I printed a report noticed I have at least three that I've added twice. So, now aggravated that I can't delete the entries. AARRGGHH! :)
At this point in time we have no mechanism in place to prevent members from adding the same person in the tree more than once. It is a great suggestion. Thank you for your idea!
What you can do is before you add the individual, to sort the name list, on the left under either first or last name, in order to see if they are already in the tree.
I see that your tree on your site was published from Family Tree Builder.
In order to delete duplicates in that tree, just go back to the original tree in Family Tree Builder, and find any duplicates by sorting the name list, on the left under either first or last name, in order to see if they are already in the tree, and then remove any extra individuals.
I was notified by a second cousin that I had placed some family members (and their heirs) to the wrong family member. In order to correct the mistake, I had to first add them all (about 12 members) again to the correct family member and then delete them from the wrong position. It would be nice to be able to click on the lineage line and drag it to the correct family member. The program should then relocate everyone from that line down, to the correct person. In other words, prune the error and graft it to where it belongs.
I've used Genbox for a very long time, and quite a few others in fact;-)
This is an interesting tool, but has some missing points by first look:
Places need their "history" because people has been attached to places for hundereds of years, "family places" that family have heritaged.
Places have been moved (at least here in Denmark), meaning that houses have been torn down, moved and build up again.
Places move location.
Locations have changed name over time
Locations have changed relation to different parish, destrict, county and country over time.
How do we relate a person, place or source to it original name of location, and on the same time give it an identity that can be looked up on a map without having a possibility of adding more than one name to the same GPS position.
Another interesting thing about places, locations, parish etc. - they had their own arms - how do we add those.
Another very interesting aspect is ownership, copyholder, proprietor, steward etc - how do we keep a record relationship to property.
Well - these are some interesting thoughts, that I'd like to share with you, and hope you'll find a solution for.
It seems as though when a person has been marked as deceased, their name (associated with their ID#) should be removed from the Invite more family list on the website.
If deceased persons were removed from this list it would make if much easier to find the living to invite. It is also very awkward viewing these ones, since you can not possibly invite them. Please at least add a radio button that says "Hide deceased persons".
I have been using MyHeritage and FamilyTreeBuilder for just over a year now and in general I am quite happy with its functionality. There is however, one thing I am missing and that is an option to mark an entry as either ‘ready’ (ie all data checked and approved) or ‘to be investigated further’ (ie entry incomplete or not yet fully checked). This could even be as little as a little flag or indicator, not unlike the documents indicator in the persons listing on the left hand side of the screen.
I would like to suggest that you allow larger posting of family news (currently limited to small number of characters) so that it becomes sort of like a mini blog post where we can communicate with family members.
It can be instructions for new members or news without the need to go to email.
There is an option to print to one page when you save your chart.
(These instructions are for generating charts in Family Tree Builder)
When you click on the blue disc icon to save the chart the first screen asks you to choose a file format - PDF, JPG.
The second screen asks if you want to save the chart to one page or multiple pages.
This is not quite what the OP wanted.
The screen asks if you want to save the chart to ONE LARGE PAGE or several smaller pages. That is, you get a choice of, say, four sheets at 8.5 x 11 or one large sheet of 16 x 22. You can then save the chart to a USB key, take that to a local business printer, and have them print the pdf or jpg on the single large sheet.
Yes, it is possible to shrink the image to fit a single 8.5 x 11 sheet, but doing so makes the print tiny and illegible; your charts are pretty wall posters bu, quite frankly, waste an atrocious amount of space.
What the OP wants -- and what I want and probably what many others want -- is a way to print a simple text-based pedigree chart for research purposes, records organization, and carrying around in a clipboard or binder. For that, we don't need the humungous 6-pager with photos and fancy borders and such.
I keep comparing myheritage to ancestry.com and you keep coming up short. I'm looking at a simple four-generation pedigree chart I printed at ancestry.com -- it's on a single 8.5 x 11 sheet, shows nothing more than name with dob and dod. It's exactly what I want -- WHY CAN'T YOU PROVIDE THAT?
You can understand why I'm regretting spending money on FTB Premium when it won't do some simple basic things like print a one-page chart!