I am very new to MH, therefore what I am about to suggest my already exist, even though I cannot find any reference to it.
I would like to see a page that loads before the tree, or any other feature. In my situation there will be a lot of visitors that have no idea how to use MH and no intention of finding out. All they want to do is look and read. I need a page to add my own text and possibly a picture or two and maybe and atractive background. Than't my first suggestion.
Also, my visitors will be looking to make a financial input to my family tree account. I would like to do this via PayPal Subscription Button, and Pay Now Button. I know MH has a subscription option but it is not sophisticated enough for my needs. These Buttons will be used on the Intro Page.
You can edit the 'Welcome' section on your Home page to add your purpose and directions for use, which is what I did, although I wish MH would re-format the page to make that column wider as it was some years ago. You are welcome to take a look. I like your 2nd suggestion for a family contribution via a pay-pal button, since nobody in my family has volunteered and this might give them the idea. Good luck & welcome.
I'm not sure if I'm missing something here. Is it possible to issue a Family Tree Outline report of an ultimate ancestor's descendants that has generation #, vital dates/places and includes the spouses?
A report that doesn't have those verticle lines on the left that eat up room on the page squeezing information rightward?
I know how to suppres the photos. I don't want to invite everyone into the online site, and most people can't navigate it and get lost looking at the wrong branches.
I'm talking about the report that comes from the hard drive portion of the computer not the online version itself.
I don't see how to customize it from the instructions.
Why are marriage, birth and death records only from select states? With technology what it is, I would think that most of those records should be available. I am practically at a stand-still because of such limitations.
The historical records market works with what is called 'collections'. A collection is a group of records in SuperSearch. For example: the 1940 census is a collection, MyHeritage family trees is a collection. A collection is different from a category. An example of a category is “Birth, Marriage and Death” records.
Those documents and collections are made public by different organisations and governamental offices, according to their own laws and rules, for the purpose of genealogy research. This can be federal, by state, municipality, etc. Note that MyHeritage and other genealogy websites are not related or connected to government offices. The documents are made public, bought and transcribed by different organisations.
Therefore, those collections might be limited to some state, or not containing all the years, etc.
Taking the opportunity, I would like to recommend you taking a look at this FAQ article linked below on how to better use SuperSearch:
Any honest person applying for LDS MH accout needs to be given the MH/FS Agreement for review, or must be unwilling to bind themselves to it, as required in the current MH Terms of Linking. We will not be blindly bound by it, and will recommend widely by every means available that all members of the Church of Jesus Christ should likewise withdraw from MyHeritage until the demand for compliance with a secret document is removed from the MH Terms of Linking, or that all applicable terms of the document are made available for review by members affected by it .
Frankly, we have given the matter some thought, and cannot conceive of any morally defensible reason for MH to make such a demand, We feel shocked and threatened by this lack of transparency.
We look forward to an amicable resolution of this impasse, and continuing success of your enterprise.
I am happy for other members to see my family tree, but I do not want anybody except immediate family to have access to info about the living members of my family. Woud it be possible to place blocks individually on people in my tree to protect their info from strangers?
Somebody, very distantly related (back in late 1700s), has copied all the info about my family including photos of myself a particulars of my daughter and her family. I have removed this info from my site now, and requested that they are removed from the other tree.
I managed to get in touch with some 2nd and 3rd cousins and their families, who I have not seen for 50 -60 years, and for their benefit I would like the info about living people to be there.
Thanks for your answer, that makes me feel bit better. I know I can cancel this person's access now, but that is bit late. I would like to be able to make a different setting between close people who I know and trust, and very distantly related people, who I invited to my tree and they are welcome to all the info about long dead ancestors, but not more recent ones; I do not really like info about my parents and their siblings to be copied and put on other trees either. Some of their decendants might get upset about that.
Sadly I am now considering to make my tree private as well.
I have invited some people who accepted, but did not allow me access to their tree, even that by our "smart matches" we should be very closely related, but I do not know who they are. I think the system would be more fair if person who gets access into another tree would automatically grant access into their tree. Basically, you could not take without giving.
Just an observation really but this is the first forum I've ever been on that doesn't give live data such as who is logged in etc. Can't help wonder if its because finding these forums are not at all obvious and seem slow to show much new activity? Any thoughts?
First, I'd like to thank MyHeritage for providing this great online genealogy service. I've been doing a mini research to find the best online genealogy service. So far, MyHeritage.com is the easiest to use, the feature is the most complete, and the price is the most affordable. Or simply said, MyHeritage.com is the best online genealogy service. And the mobile app is great and very helpful for mobile data entry!
Second, as anything in this world, nothing is perfect. I still have a major complaint about MyHeritage. Other than that, everything else is good to great. It's about the family tree member access and privilege management. Currently, MyHeritage manages this simply by setting a family member as site manager or not. Nothing else. Of course, this is not adequate to accomodate some access privilege scenarios.
So, here I'd like to propose another solution for that problem. I believe my solution is pretty simple yet able to cover most of family tree management requirements. I propose there are 4 kinds of family member, they are:
1. Site manager: S/he owns the highest and widest access to the family tree member. S/he is able to view and edit all of the information of every single person in the family tree. It's exactly like the current site manager.
2. Family manager: S/he is the second rank of the family tree manager. S/he is like the site manager except s/he has limited access to only a part of the family tree, instead of the whole tree. S/he is assigned by the site manager to be the manager of a specified family tree. You may say s/he is a site manager assistant. Her/his scope is defined from (any) single person on the family tree (not necessarily her/him-self) then goes down to all of that person's decendants, plus that person's spouse. Outside of this given scope, s/he only can view all of the information of all persons in the famiy tree. Plus, s/he is not allowed to delete change log entry.
3. Family maintainer: S/he is on the third rank. S/he is like the family manager except s/he got more limited access to only her/his own direct and immediate family. S/he is automatically only able to edit her/his own spouse(s), parents, siblings, and children, or any persons with direct relation ("line") to her/him. S/he is not allowed to edit any persons out of her/his direct and immediate family, not even her/his own grand parents, uncles and aunts, nephews and nieces, cousins, nor grand children, nor any persons with no direct relation to her/him. To other persons out of her/his own direct and immediate family, s/he can only view.
4. Family visitor: S/he is on the bottom of the rank, before public guest. S/he is like current regular site member but with slightly better access. S/he is only allowed to edit her/his own personal information, no other else, not even her/his own spouse(s). And this will also to make sure that any site members are truly part of the family tree, no outsiders are allowed. To any other persons on the family tree, s/he can only view. In my case, I need this for the teens or unmarried on my family. They need to know her/his family tree but s/he doesn't (yet) have enough privilege to modify the tree. :)
In addition to this family visitor member, a site or family manager can further limit her/his view access. If the limited view option is enabled, a family visitor can only view two levels from her/his own position on the family tree. So, if I'm a family visitor with limited view option enabled, the farthest person I can view on the family tree are:
- my grand parents (parents of my parents),
- siblings of my parents (with spouses) aka my uncles and aunts,
- my cousins (with spouses) but not including their children,
- and my grand children (with spouses) but not including their children.
To any persons further than those, the family visitor is treated like a public guest. This limitation is very useful for teens of the family who doesn't quite understand the importance of personal data privacy. So these teens can only view her/his close family members, in order to prevent potential privacy violation to any other members of the family.
And, of course the last is the public guest which is already available, if allowed by the tree manager.
So, there is my proposal for better family tree access and previlige management. I do hope MyHeritage.com to consider and implement my proposal because I need this to manage my family tree. I can't work on it alone since my family tree is quite big, I need help from other members of my family. But I can't let them all to become the site managers, I need to limit their access to the family tree.
This problem is the only complaint of mine as a new happy user of MyHeritage.com service.
Again, thank you for this great online genealogy service. I wish MyHeritage luck and success.
PS. I apologize if my english is pretty bad because english is not my first language. :)
Have started using record matches page and really like the tick and cross boxes for selecting confirmed or rejected. How about putting the same sort of thing on the smart matches page?
Also, for those of us with poor visual acuity, a brighter green on the tick button would be appreciated - the current green is hard to distinguish from the fefault grey, even though the fact that the "review match" button goes grey instead of blue means that it is not hard to figure out which have/have not been confirmed.