I don't know if this has been asked before or if such a thing already exists.
A GEDCOM to HTML generator would be a nice feature for FTB. It would "roundoff" a GREAT program. Are there any plans for this? At the moment I use a program called GED-GEN which creates web pages exactly as I want them.
It would be nice to have everything done in one program instead of using external programs
I am the webmaster of my own site that has 12 different family names on it. My own site only costs me $AUS20 per month for hosting which I consider quite reasonable. I know My Heritage publish for free, but I enjoy doing my own HTML.
Would it be possible to be able to put a variation on a Surname in the same way as when you enter a wife's maiden name?
This may only effect me!
For example, My Surname is "Rout" and when the transcribers copy the census records due to handwritting ect some times its Route, Root, Rough, Rolt, Vout, Wrought, Ront, Roult, etc. Also its not just Rout, my Great Great grandfather was Drewery and the variations with that name is Drew, Dreary, Drewary and there are more.
I do put a comment in the notes section to say what the varient is, but it would be nice if it were possible to have it displayed as I said in the same way as the maiden name of the wife.
Its just a christmas wish but if it were possible.
P.S. The new look tree display is great, and the person select is now better,
Some suggestions, just like I said in section family pages in my post about bug in Family tree:
First of all, fix BUG please, mainly the one with NOT SHOWING new added persons in Family tree, thx:)
For example Home page, nice one, but when i update information for more then 5 peoples per day, on the frontpage will be shown: updated information by 18 persons in family tree: Rabek, Melo, Pavlov. but not the inline list of them like it is , when you update <= 5 peoples per days :) Same it is when you add persons.
When THE member of our family is logged in and than click on Family Tree, why is he not seeing himself in center of Family Tree like Initial person, but only me. Maybe is there some option for this ..
One person in two places - like in case of married of 2nd cousins. I need to see one person like a wife and on the same screen like sister of someone.
Don't recommend to me your great Famyli tree program, I'm cooperating on my family tree with about 90 peoples. And when your colleague tell me, that it's possible , but I have to update gedcom, and than mark every single person on each photo(about 500), I was thinking he is kidding me. So your program is not for our family, we like to work online, not lonely offline .)
Adding existing person as parent of someone, this is easy one :)
When will be these things solved, It will be for me perfectly working Family reconnector.
2. Just like inviting by email suggestions, birthdate and anniversary suggestions, do add family member additions based on closest relations/matches, e.g. Add brother of abcd, Add son or daughter of xyz and efg... The whole product is about how many more members can be added to the family tree so that families knows more about themselves.
3. Email address suggestions should consider how many generations are behind and not to suggest inviting of generations that probably are not alive or email never existed during their times!!!
I am not using FTB, I just use the online version as it allows collaboration between family members to update information. Unfortunately unlike the FTB, the online version does not allow importing the GEDCOM file on the existing project/tree. It says, the tree already exists.
If I merge the GEDCOM files in FTB, export it out again, delete the online tree and upload it again, the web site responds saying the tree already exists.
It would be great if the same functionality is available on the online version of merging a GEDCOM into existing project/tree.
I am using Family Tree Builder Premium Windows software to build family tree. Family members of my knowledge I've added FTB with Microsoft Outlook and Facebook want to transfer data transfers in and out.
In the smart matches overview list you get information on how many matches there are on a person.
Then you have been processing all matches , you get information on how many confirmed matches there are on the person.
But here is not any information on how many there denided or more importent how many matches there are not proceed (new hits)
The only way is to go into matches for each person, and see if there are unprocessed matches, and this is alot of work then there is more then 800 person in the tree.
If you have many matched to process and you use the scrollbar.
You loose the information on the person you are looking at.
Is it not posible to lock the first element, so you always have the person data to compare with.
I have a suggestion for smart matching as well, if you get a smart match and it isn't a family related to yours and you mark the match as "rejected" then can you make it where it no longer shows or at least make it an option to have it show/not show rejected smart matches under Tools -> Options
Thanks for the suggestion. Release notes on new versions of FTB is a great idea.
In the past we have notified users by email when a new version of FTB is released. Those emails include new features updates as well.
For your general informaiton here is a list of the features that were included in the last release of the program (FTB4.0)
In Family Tree Builder 4.0 new features include:
Using our maps, you can explore your family’s origins, gain a better knowledge of your family, and enjoy all the benefits below:
Fix place names according to smart suggestions we provide and improve your data
Map your entire family tree, or any portion of it, or just one individual
Map birth places, places of residence, other particular facts, or all facts
See all people, events and photos associated with any particular country or place
See all places of importance in any person’s life, and trace immigration patterns
Find any place in any language on the map
Organize your photos in albums for your convenience. When you publish your family tree to the web, the album structure is preserved in your family site.
This makes it much more convenient to manage very large photo collections. Inside albums, use drag & drop to change the order of photos. Also use drag & drop to copy or move photos between albums. You can even drag photos from Windows into Family Tree Builder in the new version.
Slide shows and screen saver
You can also view slide shows of any photo album that you create or for all photos. In addition, Family Tree Builder now comes with a Screen Saver that shows this slide show for any or all of these albums.
And there are many other smaller but nevertheless important improvements in version 4.0. For example, you can now restore a family tree you published to your family site, including photos.
When members receive a "Calendar alerts" email, they sometimes don't recognize a person who'se birthday is coming up. Especially when there's no picture available and because given names are mentioned rather then (better known) nicknames.
The more curious of these members may want to know what their relation with that person is.
If they ask me, I tell them to go the the home page of the family website, look for the person in the "Upcoming events" list, click on the name and then on the "Relationship to me" link.
(Which is a very nice feature, I must add).
It appears however that both lists are different (for the same user).
If the preferences setting "Family distance: Close relatives" is selected, not all people mentioned in the "Calendar alerts" email appear in the "Upcoming events" list.
I wonder whether this is behaviour by design.
Anyway, it would be very convenient if the name in the mail is clickable, directing the user to the person's profile, from where you could continue by clicking the "Show in tree" or "Relationship to me" links.
Hope you find this a useful contribution,
Harry du Mez,