You can only synchronize your online family tree with the Family Tree Builder, where you edit your tree (by republishing it to your family site) but not the other way around.
If you prefer to edit your tree online it will be the other way around, see the following FAQs:
I have complained about this issue numerous times. The best thing would be to have just one place to keep and maintain everything. There are a number of important reasons to do this. Actually I cannot think of even one sensible reason of keeping the present FTB.
You said that if I want synchronisation to occur, I have to work in FTB only. The problem is that there are different tools available on the family site than on the FTB. The last one to appear was to be able to make a smart match for one person on a huge number of family sites. Very nice indeed! None of this newfound data, however, trickles back to FTB. This causes the FTB slowly to rut.
Thank you for responding. I believe that you are improving the software but before data updates go both ways between the FTB and the site there are serious issues. In particular if the site is updated directly without making the same changes to FTB. An update from FTB may nullify or change the once correct data on the site.
If you edit your family tree with the Family Tree Builder, and publish it to your family site, you can't edit the tree online. You can only republish it from the Family Tree Builder to synchronize the tree in your site.
For more information see the following helpful FAQ:
There seems to be a system glitch tied to the smart match option to invite someone to join your site. I'm not entirely sure but it seems that if you send someone an invitation half the time they get auto added to your site.
Just today I was contacted by a man (he was a bit rude, but nevermind) who said that he and his aunt had been added to my site without their permission.
I myself seem to have been added to a couple sites without my permission.
The man who contacted me gave me two days to delete him and his aunt from the site (again, rather rudely) from the site. It took me a few minutes to figure out if it could be done since I haven't done it before but I managed and did so. What irks me is that he threatened to contact MyHeritage unless I did so in two days nevermind he and his aunt could have left my site theirselves).
I just don't want myself or other people to get into a tiff with MyHeritage because of something like this if people do report a site for getting added to it. Can you look into this?
When you add someone to your family site, they automatically become a member of the family site.
You can remove this member by going to Home > Site Members, and next to the name you will see the option. They can also remove themselves from a site that they do not wish to be a member of, by going to MySites (on the top right of your screen, when you are properly logged in). There you will see a list of all the sites that you are the site manager of, and a member of. Locate the site that you no longer wish to be a member of, and click on the small 'x' in the corner. That will remove yourself from the site.
Why is it impossible to list 2 persons as friends? That is, "not married at all", therefore not divorced, but still they have a baby together....... Even tough you choose in the box that 2 people are "friends" or "partners": theyre still listed as married in the bookreport, and in the familytree! Please fix this soon......! Not everyone is married, that have a child....... and also,, why can`t a child have only one parent?? if the other parent is unknown..........?
We did have this problem in the past, that partners were shown as married in the Book report.
This issue has been fixed in the new version of Family Tree Builder that is available for download on the site (http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder). I see that you have this new version downloaded, so I assume that you have noticed that this is fixed.
Please let me know if you have any problems with this.
I have received email saying that there are new matches for my site. When I look for these same matches in the FTB software they are not there. I have not rejected them ... just want to know why they aren't showing in the FTB software.