Did you notice my other request for bug fix - feature request? The default photo for a person changes unpredictably when multiple photos are uploaded and labeled. There is no option for selecting default photo for a person among already uploaded, only to upload a new one.
That needs to be fixed.
It is now a convention on the web - for each uploaded photo at any later time to have a command - select this photo as user's profile photo - and prompting for custom trimming/cropping.
I went to the Tag People page & found the revelant person on the right-hand table. I have 4 items come up, Tag me now, Photos, Show in tree & View profile. I do not have change personal photo to click on. HELP
You can change the personal photo of a person using the Tag People page.
Is there any other way to combine two trees? I'm new to this. When I started building my family tree I got some smart matches and found my ex's cousin has his whole family (600 people) on her tree in my heritage. I'm a member of her site so can access it. Is there a way to download it as a gedcom and then upload it to mine? Or download both as gedcoms and merge then reupload to my heritage? Or.... any other way to avoid hand copying all 600 entries?????
Merging two trees doesn't actually seem to merge anything - it just makes a list of duplicates. Also, Smart Matches don't match my two (slightly different) trees - eg. "Seawright Family Tree" and "Seawright Family Tree 13 Dec 2012".
How do I go about comparing the two trees to see where they are different, so they can be matched correctly? Manually viewing both entire family trees is not possible, because I don't recall where the changes were made.
Will someone please look at fixing the Merge option, and maybe having it as an option on the website, so it really does merge identical people rather than just making a huge list of duplicate people? The Merge function is rather useless as it doesn't actually seem to do anything.
Thanks, Esther... but the Connect feature doesn't seem to allow people from other Trees to be connected to that same person. It is only giving the option of parents, siblings, partners, etc.
What is taking so long to make this a viable feature? Four years is a bit long...
The whole system is unwieldy and doesn't seem to have simple options like transferring other people's details (eg. occupation, parents, siblings, children, etc, who are not 'private') across to your tree, even if both parties have said they are the same person and you have access to the other tree.
Is there any sign of a better user experience (seeing as we users are paying money for this!) in the near future?
Copy-and-pasting for hours of the day isn't what users should be doing - they should be focusing on finding out their history with the others with whom they have connected! Not trying to remember if Fred's wife was spelled Ann or Anne, and trying to remember her date of birth to add it a blank Partner and hope the Smart Match a tally triggers (which it occasionally fails to do, yet it can trigger for completely unrelated people)..... Etc.
The best thing to do if you want to merge two trees is to export branches from one of the trees, merge them into the other tree and THEN use the attach feature. This procedure is available in Family Tree Builder and is pretty straightforward.
About the options to connect or attach two people in the tree, I wasn't sure I understood. You say that it doesn't give you the option to connect, it only allows you to connect parents, siblings, partners, children, etc.... What other relationship is there that you need? I can't think of another relation type that will occur in the family tree. Maybe I'm missing something here...
Transferring details from another person's tree happens with Smart Match automatic merge. When you get a Smart Match you can automatically merge those details into your tree or do a manual merge and select specific information to add to your tree.
it is related to the topic of this thread - I want to connect, say Fred Smith, to Fred Smith from another tree as he is the same person. I also want Fred Smith's occupation, direct non-private family members, etc, to be copied across, too.
Also, the Family Tree Build program runs into the inability to copy even birth data of an individual from the site to the tree. Using the program is much more limited than the online site! How do you make a tree made on this program usable on the website?
Can you please explain how to automatically merge Smart Matches on the site, please? I have not seen that option offered on the site.
Is there an instruction manual for this site, as it seems impossible to figure out without one!
Due to the fact that merging two family trees doesn't merge duplicate individuals what you want to do in the case that you have two Fred Smiths is to first decide which of the entries you're going to keep.
Then manually copy details from the other entry and delete it. After that, use the Attach feature to attach the remaining Fred Smith to his family.
In regard to copying birth data of an individual from the site to the tree, I assume you want to be able to edit the tree online and then get the changes updated into your copy of the tree in Family Tree Builder. This is not yet available, although the next version of the program will allow you to do that.
So, as far as I am inferring from what I am reading, what I want to do is only manual, not automatic.
Now, how do I automatically copy details like occupation, direct family members, burial, facts, etc, from two or more SmartMatches online? The page only shows what I already know: how to copy name, birth, death and photos.
The important details are not listed, and family members vanish on the copy screen. This is very frustrating and time consuming!
Can I merge my Smart Matching results from another site?
MyHeritage’s Smart Matching technology constantly compares new family trees to the database of more than 800 million profiles on MyHeritage.com, to find matches and discover long lost family connections.
Now, members can work together to easily merge the information in their overlapping trees through the Smart Match Merge feature.
Family Tree Builder users:
To merge your Smart Matching results, open Family Tree Builder and open your Smart Matches. Select an individual to see his list of matches and choose a match to open the Compare window.
Click on Merge on the left side of the screen.
This will open the Smart Match Merge utility, in which you will be able to select the people you want to merge and if you want an Automatic or Step-by-step merge.
An Automatic Merge will merge all of the match’s details automatically.
A step-by-step Merge will open the Merge Person Overview, for selecting exactly which details you want to merge with an automatic or step-by-step merge of details.
Online trees (non-Family Tree Builder users):
Under the “Family tree” tab, select “Smart Matches”.
Select an individual and click “Review match” for the match you’d like to merge.
Click on the “Copy and edit details” button. Remember, if you use Family Tree Builder you won’t have this button on your family site. Merging and other editing of the tree must be done within the software.
Use the little blue arrows to copy specific portions of the information in the matching tree or click “Copy all” to copy everything in one go. Click “Save changes” to finish.
Please note that the Smart Match Merge feature is an added feature in Family Tree Builder and online family trees that is only available for Premium users that have upgraded a family site or purchased Family Tree Builder Premium.
I've been doing research off and on for almost 20 years. I've even gone to the Mormon's Family History library in Utah. I'm amazed at how many matches your program has found for me. Agreed, some are far fetched, but when you look at the report and see how many matches exist in one tree, you can narrow it down. Just last night alone, I found 4 trees (out of about 40 possible matches) that had EXACT matches and a LOT of additional information. Keep up the great work! With old fuzzy records it may take a little more time to find your true matches, but it's worth it!
I agree. Smart Matches are a necessity in this line of work. Some fine tuning may be required as I'm confident it will come. Try searching for some information yourself as I'm doing and its hard work trying to find even the smallest bit of info. Just today I got a match. I must admit it could be had by making a phone call but the connections are right there onsite.