This two-way editing will mean you and your family members can add information to the tree from your family site and then you will be able to download and approve those changes to your FTB tree on your computer.
This sounds excellent and I'm really looking forward to this feature.
At first: Thank you very much for this great software and web services!
What's the state of development?
I thought quite a time between the two options "online tree" vs. "FTB tree" = "simple colaboration and possibility to add einformation from everywhere" vs. "Total control of changes but a very hard way for other people to help me gather information about relatives".
I decided to do everything online but I recognized a big problem: Every Member is able to change and even delete every person in my tree! What's about family fights? What's about wrong infoemation? As it is said in the first post I, as the admin of the family site, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE LAST WORD on changes.
I think the two-way-synchronization would solve it also. But as far as I know it is not implemented yet, right? Or is there any other way to control changes (on the online tree) - setting permissiions to members, forbid deletion or "having the last word" in any way?
We are working on the two way synchronization of Family Tree Builder and the family site. This project may not be out in a while.
I understand your request and concern that family members be limited in their editing privileges, or that you get the chance to okay their changes.
I will pass on your suggestion to the appropriate department for future consideration.
In the meantime you can prevent all of your members from editing your tree. To do so go to Settings > Privacy, and under the members tab, you will see the option to make your tree read-only to your site members.
I have been waiting for well over a year to see this two-way synchronization feature come to life. Myself and 2 other family members want to build and work on our tree together, but the online option is simply not very workable for us due to a few different concerns. It's been nearly a year since your last post on the topic of "coming out in a next version" and v5 is out. But I don't see that feature in v5. Am I missing it? Is it already implemented? This is really stalling us from making a decision to upgrade and get rolling seriously.
Would you please update the new country on the script - Montenegro. It is an ex Yugoslav republic that turned independent in 2006.
By entering Montenegro on the list I would stop make confusion to people by entering Serbia as my living place.
1. My name is Anita Friedman, not FREIDMAN. How do I correct this?
2. I am shown in family stats as being 9 years older than my husband, although it is acually the reverse. Our birthdates are correct.
3. My parents Percy and Lily Gershenovitz are also shown as being married as my father younger than my mother and my father shown as the youngest person married, although it should be my mother. Their birthdates are correct
I see a lot of questions and confusion around the different tree types (Online, FTB, GEDCOM etc.) and the general functions you can use.
Why not make an overview with the different tree-types on one axis and the main/major functions in the other axis and then with green (v) and red (x) mark the functions possible. I think that this will help more people get started in the correct way and understand the possibilities and limitations of the different types.
I see that FTB finds the faces on many persons when I upload fotos. The next step would be to have FTB suggest the corect person(s) for the picture. Several services are now pioneering software and functions to auto-tag fotos with recognized persons.
That would be a cool feature which would allow quicker addition of fotos with correct tag'ing.
You can actually prevent your members from editing your tree by going into Settings > Privacy and into the 'Members' tab. There you will the option to prevent members from editing the tree, and also from posting content to your site, if you wish.
I would like to stress that most of our users enjoy having their sites open for editing by their members, as a collaborative family platform.
Thank you very much to respond to my topic. Special thanks to the good news about editing the Tree. Feel little embarrass that I could thought that myHeritage had not given a few possibilities.
I apologise for the trouble.