GEDCOM's are text-only files. They do not contain the photos of your family tree and do not transfer photos from one family site to another or from one genealogy software to another. That's an universal feature of GEDCOM's and not a specific 'issue' with MyHeritag.
Nonetheless, if you are trying to import a GEDCOM from MyHeritage site to the Family Tree Builder -- in other words, working within the MyHeritage products -- then you can import the file generated on MyHeritage site to the Family Tree Builder and after restore the photos from site. Click here to learn how to do it.
Please have another look at your product, as I, like Connie, have the problem that when I inport a GEDCOM file into FTB, with the links to the local location of my attached pictures, the pictures are imported OK and appear in the "Family Photos" album (but with nothing in the title field) and are "asscociated" with that person, but are not a "personal photo" of that person, so do not appear in the tree view.
Yet if I "Add" a new picture in FTB (with the same path name) the file name is placed in the title field and if it is the first photo of that person it is defaulted to being the "personal photo" of that person.
Please fix the GEDCOM inport program to mimic the "Add" new photo procedure.
Here is an extract that works
2 FORM JPEG
2 FILE O:DOE John.jpg
but if there is a picture asscociated with a fact that fails eg a picture of a Monumental Inscription (MI) to support a burial
If you export a GEDCOM from MyHeritage and add it to any other software or any other family site, the result will be the same.
It is not a 'bug'. That's how GEDCOM works.
The description of the photo appears, but if the file/software/site doesn't have a connection with the other site from where the file was generated, the photos will not be transferred.
The reason is simple: because, for instance, MyHeritage and Ancestry aren't connected to each other so one site cannot 'pull' information from the other.
As I said before, those links only actually work when you are within one same company: for instance, downloading a GEDCOM from MyHeritage site and inserting it on MyHeritage's Family Tree Builder software.
The point is that Family Tree Builder DOES import the images from the path indicated in the GEDCOM file, what Connie and myself need is that image, if it is the first one for that person, becomes to "personal photo" of the person that it is associated with.
If the photo was already a profile photo in the original file and/or on the family tree online, the Family Tree Builder will also recognise it like so and add it to the profile. The same way that there is a link for the photo on the GEDCOM, there is also an indication for that that the photo is a profile photo.
However, if the photo was not originally a profile photo on the site, then the Family Tree Builder will not recognise like so.
In that case, you have to make as a profile photo.
1. Select the photo you would like to use and click ‘Edit’.
2. Next, find the ‘Associations’ tab. Here is where you define the personal photo for an individual. Click on the person’s name – this will activate the marking tool.
3. Check ‘Personal photo’ option, mark the face of the individual and click ‘OK’.
I recently had cause to review the matches I made on a relative whose last name was West. U went to the record matches page, but there is no option to search for a name - I had to use the page numbers in between the "previous" and "next" buttons on the bottom of the page to jump through to page 63. I gave up because it was taking too long. Could you add a search function to this page?
While the develpoement team are looking into "Smart Matches" screens can they please fix the "Back to matches" link as when the matches are viewed the return is not back to the orginal list position if for any reason you leave the page to verify the match, even if viewed in another tab, as the default postion is always page 1 of "Sort by : Matches"
Also when invited to join another tree the is no way of listing the matches that you may or may not have confirmed with the invitee
i don't wanna bring these up, but since i wanna do this... my father was adopted since he was little, so he actually has two family(two fathers and two mothers-but he never saw his biological father in his life); i'm from Taiwan, which speak multiple languages (mainly Mandarin so far) my sister got married in US and yes my brother-in-law is an American, and my brother-in-law's parents got divorce and remarried when he was young, which means he also has "more than one parents"(biological parents and step parents), if i want to add these family members on the family tree, i may need you to add some options to let me build up family tree with these special occasions...many thanks!
It might be of interest for readers to know that there is no such thing as a family crest - a "crest" is the surmounting part of a "coat of arms", and English tradition is that they were were awarded to a knight or higher rank by a lord or monarch. They were NOT inheritabvle, so that while many companies make a tidy profit out of selling various forms of them, they do not actually belong to descendents of the original bearer. If you have an ancestor who was entitled to a coat of arms, you could add this as a photo to that individual person, as it is unlikely you'd have a photo anyway. Refer to http://www.fleurdelis.com/nofamilycrest.htm or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crest_(heraldry) or other sites for confirmation.
Yeah, I knew that about the crests but nonetheless take a quiet pleasure in the crests of honoured bearers of my family names. Though for quite a few years I was a proud member of the Stewart Society and thus entitled to their Stewart crest. I would still be a member if it were not for the constraints of retirement.
Most of the people using my site use the tree mode - as evidenced by the record of who visits each profile. Without actually counting them, I'd guess that no one has ever visited the profile page of 95% of the 2700 plus people in my tree.
The problem is that without visiting the profile page there is no way to know if a person has a biography entry. I use the biography entry to add the family history - the stories about who did what, where and when - as oppossed to the genealogy (the relationships). My visitors don't read these stories because they don't know they exist.
Clicking on each and every tile in the tree and opening the profile for each person just to look for a biography would be a tedious way to use the family tree. But that is the only way to know if the biography exists.
So - please - is there any way you can add a flag (or link) to the person's tile/card or to the person's detail panel so that it is obvious that there is a biography entry and to make it easy to read the biographies. This would both help to let people know a biography exists, and also help to encourage members to add/share/correct biographies, thus creating a family history. I would appreciate if this could be considered in future upgrades.
What I have done over the years of painstakingly entering each of the 5800 people in my tree#) is putting the given and last names of those who have biography notes between asterisks like so: *Jany (first) Ingrid (middle) Muench* (last) Frank (married). The added bonus is that when you sort all on first name, the ones between asterisks appear first in alphabetical order. Of course if there had been a flag of myHeritage's devising, I would have used that. I use and publish from FTB, but I am pretty sure this can be done with on-line only trees as well. Of course you need to tell your members what the asterisks mean. I have done that on the Home Page. You are welcome to take a look.
#)Note: I never use the merge option, because after a couple of painful experiences, I learned the hard way that garbage in is still garbage out. I don't allow any of my members to edit the tree either--any changes have to be sent to and done by me.