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Linking Child to Parent
Donna Newman
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I'm posting this as a new topic in addition to asking it in a reply of someone else's same problem.

I'm using the Heritage Family Tree Builder software and have published my family tree to this website.  I have now added a living child and consequently re-published my tree to capture this addition.  My problem is I cannot link this child to his parents.  I've tried right clicking each parent  in hopes that the 'add child' option would appear.  Not! I've also right clicked the child hoping I'd get an 'add parent' or 'link parent' option.  All I get on right clicking is the option to 'zoom', etc.  I do not get any boxes above this isolated child to do anything with him.

What do I need to do in order to link this child to its parent(s)? 

Thanks for your help!  Donna

Donna Newman
Euless, TX
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RE: Linking Child to Parent
Iuri Meireles de Paula Colares
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Hi Donna,

When you publish a tree from Family Tree Builder (FTB) on Family Pages, the tree is published in FTB format which doesn't allow online edition. In order to edit a tree online, you need to publish it in GEDCOM format.

First, in Family Tree Builder, export the GEDCOM file to your computer in options File and Export GEDCOM. Then, in Family Pages, import the GEDCOM file from your computer in options Family tree and Import GEDCOM. Then, you'll be able to edit the imported family tree collaboratively online. Unfortunately, exporting and importing GEDCOM doesn't copy family tree photos from computer to family tree. Then, you'll need to add the photos online in Family Pages again.

I hope this helps you.

Best regards, Iuri Colares

Iuri Meireles de Paula Colares
Fortaleza, Brasil
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RE: Linking Child to Parent [2]
Per Erik Strid
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Luri, are you sure your workaround is working as presented?

I tried your solution but it seems GEDCOM imports behave exactly as FTB imports on the web, i.e. none are possible to edit online. I still have to rely on editing offline and then publishing again. It's a pity as I need to make a few advanced relations and want to keep the nice feature of the Immersive tree where all members can assist and edit the tree together.

Per Erik Strid
Poitiers
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RE: Linking Child to Parent [2]
Donna Newman
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Thanks, Luri, for such a quick response.  Now that I understand about the GEDCOM uploading and THEN being able to edit that,  I'm well on my way.  I didn't realize that you can't edit the FTB format.  Unfortunately, it still didn't solve my problem with linking the child with his parents.  I even re-linked him in my FTB file, but no change.   He's obviously linked in the FTB file.  I'll keep trying to re-do it in the FTB file and then upload again until I get it right. 

Imagine, I got help from someone in Brasil.  Isn't the internet amazing?  This would not have happened 15 years ago.

Thanks again,

Donna

Donna Newman
Euless, TX
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