I spend an eternity stepping through my tree in FTB because I have to scroll through each person's Card to see if they have more than one husband or wife. Why can't a symbol be put on any person card that has multiple husbands or wives? This could save countless hours.
Yes, Mr. Cavalli, I can see it, but it seems you can not comprehend what I said.
In order to see what you showed me in the image, you have to scroll down on every person in the tree. This takes a lot of time. It would be much simpler if there was a symbol on the card indicating multiple spouses and then you could ignore the others instead of scrolling on them only to find they were married only once. Understand what I am saying now?
The issue with scrolling down depends, again as we already spoke personally by e-mail, on the size of your screen.
If you are working in a very small screen computer, like an Asus mini-laptop for instance, it will be clearly more difficult to display all the content of the tree. In a regular computer screen size, this issue mostly never appears.
The only way to make everything visible in small screens is putting on a scroll-down bar, otherwise, to re-frame the whole software would make the letters become very small and unreadable.
Whenever anyone adds or changes information or people on my web site tree I would like to receive an email telling me what information or person was added or changed and who added or changed it and when.
Ancestry Family Tree software has a great MERGE function. Why can't FTB have the same or better function?
Ancestry Family Tree also has an invaluable DATE CALCULATOR I wish FTB had.
There is one other thing I wish FTB had and that is a box below the BURIED AT box on the MAIN Tab of the person card to put the "FindaGrave.com" memorial number. Find-a-Grave is a most valuable resource for information. It would also be great if, when you click on the memorial #, a new tab would be opened in your browser and that memorial would be loaded.
The smart match web page is a great functionality for finding more information, and for the last few months I've been spending a lot of time there. I see the number of matches confirmed by others and awaiting my confirmation - great. I see the number of matches I have confirmed, awaiting confirmation by others - curently 13,894, but I can't see how many matches are awaiting confirmation by either me or others, and I would like to know how I am progressing at accessing and confirming or rejecting matches - that is, how many more have do I currently have left to view?
Since I have 27,455 matches, does thois mean I still have 13,600 or so to go? I think not - as this number would include the unknown number that have been confirmed by both the others and me. Now, I am guessing that at some stage the website does a calculation on how many matches are confirmed by only one person, so it should be an easy matter to add the extra couple of data for later display. (I note that the "matches awaiting confirmation by others" updates whenever I return to the smart match page.
What I would like to see is :
--> Matches still unconfirmed and unrejected by either tree owner (#1 importance)
--> number that have been confirmed by both the others and me ( not so important, but of interest )
--> Matches rejected by me and awaiting rejection by others ( not so important, but of interest )
--> number that have been rejected by both the others and me ( not so important, but of interest )
This data could be presented in a simple table, and I think would greatly interest those that use the site for smart-matching.
I have two screens and display FTB on one and the website on the other.
And I simply ignore how many matches I have or others may have confirmed or whatever.
I have a system. I go to the website/ Family Tree/ SmartMatches, then at the top right choose the actual family tree I want to work on. Then I select People, Last Name, and page 1 (or wherever I am up to, I list just the date, page number and name in an exercise book).
Then (in the web site) review each entry where there are matches to confirm, checking each match individually.
I display 'family members'; this often shows whether it is a true match; in which case I use the edit function to include new information or for corrections.
If there seem to be a lot of new people in SmartMatches (related to a particular person, for example another tree has details of all the children in a large family and I have none) I will probably use the Merge function in Family Tree Builder.
And I go through the entire list of people, alphabetically, that way. An advantage of that is that when you look at all family members in order you are more familiar with them...
I do something similar, but I do not look at the alphabetical listing by name. I have over 5300 people in the tree, and although the listing by name shows the number of matches and number not checked - agreed - but this is on over 100 pages, and it is not easy to get to a particular page or name without downloaded 20 or so pages along the way. My point, though, was to find out how many remain to be accepted or rejected, just so I know how much is left to do.
' although the listing by name shows the number of matches and number not checked - agreed - but this is on over 100 pages, and it is not easy to get to a particular page or name without downloaded 20 or so pages along the way.'
But in the web site, in Smart Matches, I just look at the next alpha listing in bold type, which shows ( x ) matches to confirm, and click View Matches. No searching.
In FBT use Quick Find to choose the name you have found in the web site alpha list; not as easy if you have only one screen, I wouldn't be without the second one.
In a person's 'card' I would like to see separate spaces to enter birth details, and baptism details.
Usually in older documents it is baptism that is recorded not birth; and it is a PAIN to see that most enter the baptism details in the birth space in their tree. It is not the same thing and it is usually not the same date.
I agree. If the built in fact of baptism/burial is used no information is shown in Smart matches until you go in to tree view. I usualy use the baptism/burial dates with "about" in the birth and death dates. However I see many that takes my about date and use it as actual date which is very wrong.
I have seen dates that differ weeks between birth and baptism for deaths even more if the person walked thru the ice in winter and found in the spring.
If there was a mecanism for the dates in the cards that show the baptism/burial dates if birt/death dates are missing with a clear info of which date is shown would help a lot.
And there is the less usual case of adult baptism. Some of my ancestors were Baptists who practise this, along I think with some other religions. And baptism can be many years after birth, maybe fifteen years to possibly more than twenty!
Sometimes you can find separate references to birth and to baptism, sometimes there could be a clue like marriage of the parents in a Baptist Church but I think that might be rare in old documents; which themselves are not easy to find.
I do hope MH refer this to their Genealogists, their expertise would be invaluable.