I manually tag all of my documents including census records to individuals in my tree. I go to photos, click on the document and add name to photo. When I tag a census record I manually line up the movable outline over the entire document.
Once you are finished tagging everyone who appears in the census, it will appear on your family tree for that individual.
I do this, too, and like the feature except that FTB insists on attempting to detect faces on these documents. This has become a big problem, because these marked 'faces", which are really just random parts of a document, then get printed out in the Book Report as the person's image if there is no personal photo associated with the person.
My question: how do I untag the face in the document?
And yes, I tried checking the "Turn off automatic face recognition for this photo", but that only works for photos, and not when "This image is a scanned document" is selected.
a lot of people are using gazoo and myspace and orkut or other such platforms for media sharing and communication these days. it would make sense for myheritage to have such a platform as well. however, what may be better is to integrate with meebo.com it is a web based chat interface that allows you to log into many different services (gmail, yahoo, facebook, myspace, icq, aim, etc....) with just one meebo username. it is a light, user-friendly GUI and I think it can do wonders for myheritage users as far as communication goes.
one hurdle I am facing, and others have mentioned, is that they feel that myheritage is "one more thing to check" when they check their myspace, orkut, facebook, etc.... it would be nice to integrate chat/email clients from other services onto this (like the invite from feature that pulls info from linked in etc.).
by importing different address books e.g. linkedin, gmail, aol etc sometiems there is overlap in people due to different email addresses. rather than having to remove them one by one on the site members page, if ther eis a checkbox next to each name under a colum named "remove" so it applies to all duplicates once we hit delete... it would make life a lot easier.
there should be the ability to select photos and delete them from the albums, or even when it asks for tagging. In Picasa Web Albums, the options show possible matches and there are other choices where it says "not a face, skip, ignore etc..." there should also be a "delete" option that allows us to delete "this picture" or "delete all pictures with this person" and all these can be incorporated in myheritage photo section too.
I recently imported pictures from facebook and picasa. both times, accidently imported all albums. now there are people from work and school who are not related to me. when go to the tagging option, those faces keep showing up as well. the delete option will take care of that.
right now I am marking them as "Person X" and then deleting them there.
Would it be possible to add the latest poll to the home page so that members could vote directly without having to go to the activities and polls links? Also if the latest results of the poll could be displayed on the home page in graph format it would encourage greater participation in the latest poll.
We are battling to get people to actively participate in any polls although potentially it is a great feature.
In our family there are multiple people with same names but most of them have different nicknames.
I could add nicknames in the MyHeritage Family Tree Builder Windows application. But after I publish the family tree, if you could display nickname next to the full name of individual then it would be easy for other family members to identify.
ex:(using English names instead of names from my family tree)
I have the same problem. When I created a report I couldn't tell the people apart unless I checked all the other family members. I think it would also be nice to be able to source the different parts of the name, so people could tell where you got what from.
I notices in the Family Tree Builder on my own computer you have a report section. The nice thing about this one is you can do a dependent summary which prints out in a format that is managable. On the on line version the dependent report is massive and almost impossible to print out. How about considering make the dependent summary available in the on line version. I really think it would go over like gang busters (showing my age)
I just wanted to say that even though I occasionally have issues with the software I thoroughly enjoy using it! Thanks a million for offering a free software solution for me (an ex-pat) to share my genealogy with all my family back home!
Is there a way to display the most important links to various websites of family members on the welcome page? As it is, these seem to be buried under Activities, where passing visitors are unlikely to find them.
This is quite trivial with other prople asking questions on how to fix things.
I added a bit to my tree by stating where each person would be in line to the throne if their tree were a royal line. Do you think it's possible to actually build this facility into the programme just as a fun thing?
Very often, the spelling, but also the political ownership of a genealogical place varies from source to source and from century to century. It would be great to be able to check for the correct (=today's) writing of a name, e.g. by including the API of www.geonames.org into the software.