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tree format & editing options changed?
sue cutrona
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I don't know if I accidentally changed a setting, but I was looking at "matches" and when I went back to my tree, it looked a bit different. Normally I click on an ancestor and view their information on the far left side of the screen. It was a nice quick look at their life facts, and now I can only seem to get that if I view the entire profile for that individual. What happened?

Thanks for any help. I'm still learning how to use the site.

-Sue

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Rhianna W
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I can understand that you might have doubts when you find the online tree you're familiar with has changed.
 
So, what's so great about the new tree?
 
The look of the tree hasn't changed much so you don't need to relearn how to use the tree. Viewing, navigating and searching the tree is basically the same and editing the tree is very much the same as well. 
 
There are some nice additions though, like the Radar, which allow you to see a "map" of the tree and instantly jump to any place. In the previous version if you wanted to travel through the tree, you had to click and drag endlessly to get anywhere.
 
The new tree editor only has one style (or view) right now - the Classic view has been discontinued - but that will change as we're adding some new styles so you will still be able to see the tree in the view you like best.
 
In the new online tree when you hover over a person or click on that person's card in the tree you get their basic information, rather than seeing it on the left hand side in a panel. This gives you a lot more real estate for viewing the family tree in context and it also shows you information about people in a more dynamic, integrated fashion. If before you had to click on each person in the tree to see their basic info, now all you have to do is move your mouse around to anyone and their info immediately pops up.
 
We streamlined the editing options. For example, in the previous version of the family tree editor you also had a lot of other options that didn't really belong in the ADD phase. All those options have appropriate places now that make much more sense. There are more flexible options for adding dates in the new tree editor. You can add dates like "before", "after", "from...to...", etc. Adding and editing marriages and partnerships is quicker now too as the fields are located in the instant, basic editing fields.
Birthday and anniversary notifications are bigger and brighter, add me cards show you where you need to add more ancestors, you can invite people directly from the tree by adding email addresses and more. 
 
An important change in the new online family tree is that it is now HTML5 based. This means you can access and edit the tree from any mobile device or tablet, which was not possible before. The switch to HTML5 also made it possible for us to offer editing in the MyHeritage app, which is great for people who edit their trees online - you can now truely edit your tree anywhere, anytime.
 
Family Tree Builder users will also benefit from editing in the new tree as version 7.0 of the program will offer the ability to make edits online and integrate them into your tree in the program. 
 
We're really starting to bring together all the different aspects of MyHeritage to give you a more seamless experience. 
 
There are a lot of good things about the new online family tree. I hope you will give the new online family tree a try and come to appreciate the improvements we've made.
Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Batwa Mzamane
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Hi, Thanks for the added features BUT can we Please!!!!!!!!!!! have the classic view back. I found this view very usefull especially when there's over 300 people on the tree. This new 
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Michal Pilař
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Hi, I really appreciate the tree map fature, it is great and helpful. BUT, please bring back some easy and quick way of displaying and editing all basic facts about person selected in the tree (the former left column). I (and not only me) was using it for quick overview of the person, really very often. I have written there my notes and additional info, which I was using during working with the tree. I feel blind without this, finding these information now is really irritating. I think, that these facts could be in the basic info popup (where only header from the former left column is now) or it would be nice to have it on the left side the same way, as tree map - small arrow e.g. in the top left corner, which will open this additional info about selected person, with some possibility of quick editing.

And the second thing, not so crucial - zoomed out tree (in about 1 third from the end) has meaningless fat font.

Michal Pilař
Stráž u Tachova, 280
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RE: tree format & editing options changed? [3]
Rhianna W
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You are not the only ones who weren't happy with the removal of the left side panel. We've seen that this is a very important feature of the online tree editor. The developers are currently in discussions about brining it back. 
Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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RE: tree format & editing options changed? [2]
John Joseph Glenn
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Rhianna W wrote:

I can understand that you might have doubts when you find the online tree you're familiar with has changed.
 
So, what's so great about the new tree?
 
The look of the tree hasn't changed much so you don't need to relearn how to use the tree. Viewing, navigating and searching the tree is basically the same and editing the tree is very much the same as well. 
 
There are some nice additions though, like the Radar, which allow you to see a "map" of the tree and instantly jump to any place. In the previous version if you wanted to travel through the tree, you had to click and drag endlessly to get anywhere.
 
The new tree editor only has one style (or view) right now - the Classic view has been discontinued - but that will change as we're adding some new styles so you will still be able to see the tree in the view you like best.
 
In the new online tree when you hover over a person or click on that person's card in the tree you get their basic information, rather than seeing it on the left hand side in a panel. This gives you a lot more real estate for viewing the family tree in context and it also shows you information about people in a more dynamic, integrated fashion. If before you had to click on each person in the tree to see their basic info, now all you have to do is move your mouse around to anyone and their info immediately pops up.
 
We streamlined the editing options. For example, in the previous version of the family tree editor you also had a lot of other options that didn't really belong in the ADD phase. All those options have appropriate places now that make much more sense. There are more flexible options for adding dates in the new tree editor. You can add dates like "before", "after", "from...to...", etc. Adding and editing marriages and partnerships is quicker now too as the fields are located in the instant, basic editing fields.
Birthday and anniversary notifications are bigger and brighter, add me cards show you where you need to add more ancestors, you can invite people directly from the tree by adding email addresses and more. 
 
An important change in the new online family tree is that it is now HTML5 based. This means you can access and edit the tree from any mobile device or tablet, which was not possible before. The switch to HTML5 also made it possible for us to offer editing in the MyHeritage app, which is great for people who edit their trees online - you can now truely edit your tree anywhere, anytime.
 
Family Tree Builder users will also benefit from editing in the new tree as version 7.0 of the program will offer the ability to make edits online and integrate them into your tree in the program. 
 
We're really starting to bring together all the different aspects of MyHeritage to give you a more seamless experience. 
 
There are a lot of good things about the new online family tree. I hope you will give the new online family tree a try and come to appreciate the improvements we've made.

 

 

I agree with previous posters that you need to restore the quick edit option on the left side of the tree display. I used this on a daily basis. Having to go into the deeper profile to edit things like census data and alternate death (which I have not been able to find now) is inconvenient. The info and posting options you get "hovering" over the card are not equivalent. This could convince me to migrate to ancestry.com
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RE: tree format & editing options changed? [2]
sue cutrona
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Thanks for your quick reply, Rhianna. 

I don't really want to pile on to the complaints, but I am a bit disappointed to lose the left side section with personal information.  Before, that was a quick look at a info, but now if I want to know where my g-grandfather worked in 1920 I have to click 3 times through to get to that information.

I really hope there will be other views or styles available in the future soon.

Thank you,

Sue

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Sharon Ruth (Bradley) Casavant
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I have been trying to work with this new system - I spend more time trying to find a pearson - either you have a large picture or no picture or you have lost what you had on your screen or you spend so much time looking for help, you run out of the time you want to spend on the computer and you did not get any thing done.-I much perfer to click on a

family member that is just over the shoulder-like trying to find my husbands family - in the classic view ( those nice little picture frames) just click over my husbands left shoulder and there was his family - so easy- why could you not add these new apps to that classic view. this new view is very frustrating. Sharon Would like to add - I noticed there are two little patches on the right of my name that alows me to go into y family. None on my husand - Why he has a family that is in the computer.

Sharon Ruth (Bradley) Casavant
Ontario
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RE: tree format & editing options changed? [2]
C. Svanberg
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Rhianna W wrote:
I can understand that you might have doubts when you find the online tree you're familiar with has changed.
You sound like a dentist warning of pain before he puts in the drill. Can you hear yourself?
How many beta testers do you have?
 
So, what's so great about the new tree?
 Nothing.
 
The look of the tree hasn't changed much so you don't need to relearn how to use the tree. Viewing, navigating and searching the tree is basically the same and editing the tree is very much the same as well. 
 
There are some nice additions though, like the Radar, which allow you to see a "map" of the tree and instantly jump to any place. In the previous version if you wanted to travel through the tree, you had to click and drag endlessly to get anywhere.
 Still a pain, still clicking and dragging. The radar is useless and acts erratically. Losts of white space with thin lines.
 
The new tree editor only has one style (or view) right now - the Classic view has been discontinued - but that will change as we're adding some new styles so you will still be able to see the tree in the view you like best.
 
In the new online tree when you hover over a person or click on that person's card in the tree you get their basic information, rather than seeing it on the left hand side in a panel.
 You removed what was good about the program, now it sux.
This gives you a lot more real estate for viewing the family tree in context and it also shows you information about people in a more dynamic, integrated fashion. If before you had to click on each person in the tree to see their basic info, now all you have to do is move your mouse around to anyone and their info immediately pops up.
 
We streamlined the editing options. For example, in the previous version of the family tree editor you also had a lot of other options that didn't really belong in the ADD phase. All those options have appropriate places now that make much more sense. There are more flexible options for adding dates in the new tree editor. You can add dates like "before", "after", "from...to...", etc. Adding and editing marriages and partnerships is quicker now too as the fields are located in the instant, basic editing fields.
Birthday and anniversary notifications are bigger and brighter, add me cards show you where you need to add more ancestors, you can invite people directly from the tree by adding email addresses and more. 
 
An important change in the new online family tree is that it is now HTML5 based. This means you can access and edit the tree from any mobile device or tablet, which was not possible before. The switch to HTML5 also made it possible for us to offer editing in the MyHeritage app, which is great for people who edit their trees online - you can now truely edit your tree anywhere, anytime.
 
Family Tree Builder users will also benefit from editing in the new tree as version 7.0 of the program will offer the ability to make edits online and integrate them into your tree in the program. 
 
We're really starting to bring together all the different aspects of MyHeritage to give you a more seamless experience. 
 
There are a lot of good things about the new online family tree. I hope you will give the new online family tree a try and come to appreciate the improvements we've made.
Not a damn bit, return to the old.  This is sickening.
Ask your users what they want before changing anything. 
C. Svanberg
Sweden
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Rhianna W
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Dear sir, it is absolutely your right to post on these forums, but please have the courtesy to use them respectably. 
 
You may not like the changes and you may feel very strongly about them - that is fine and it is important feedback for us.
 
However, it does not give you license to attack anyone personally. Nor does it benefit anyone reading these forums.
 
If you have problems using MyHeritage we will work to fix them. I see in your other post that it looks like you might be having some specific issues that we can investigate. If you would like me to look into them for you, please tell me.
 
The bottom line is, changes are inevitable. It's not only MyHeritage that makes updates to their products and services. This is a simple fact of life on the internet. There will always be features that you like and features that you see and ask why?
 
We cannot please everyone. However, every person on the MyHeritage team knows we do the best job we can. 
 
If you want to provide feedback that we can use to improve we are definitely listening... 
Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Jo-Ann Brule
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I hate this type of tree  bring back the claccis 
Jo-Ann Brule
Ferndale, MI
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Sharon Ruth (Bradley) Casavant
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I am not happy with the change. I went in to the Video Tutorial and there is no sound, so was not easy to follow.
Sharon Ruth (Bradley) Casavant
Ontario
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Sharon Ruth (Bradley) Casavant
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I went into the Video Tutorial 932 there is no sound, no sound in 706, 819,739, there is sound in 626.
Sharon Ruth (Bradley) Casavant
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Rhianna W
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There are several videos that were not recorded with sound by design. They are short tutorial videos showing how to do various things like import a GEDCOM, etc. 

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Rhianna W
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Can you send me a link to the video you saw?

Was it this one by any chance? http://www.myheritage.com/help/videos/how-to-add-family-to-an-online-tree/

We'll be releasing a video overview of the new tree improvements shortly so keep a lookout.

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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C. Svanberg
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I also agree,

I think I want to throw up.

This new format moves even slower, 30 persons moves OK, 300 painfully slow.

GENi web tree moves around FAST even with 1000 people in view.

 http://www.geni.com/family-tree/index/6000000002457013227

...and the SIDEBAR with supporting information is just GONE in logged-in mode.

PUT IT BACK !Skrikandes

I will not recommend this site, and will look for alternatives.

Zooming up the page makes it ridiculously LARGE, with no added information, like birth place and death place. Making it small does not scale fonts. 

The profile page has content irrelevant to dead persons. Contact information is superfluous.

 

On the plus side location of birth is added, a necessary step for provenance.

Still the Swedish language is fawlty, "birth date" is written as "birthday".

Editing options have been locked, when adding a wife, imposing a married last name. (this is a legal "thing" and says nothing of the persons provenance. Maiden names should be kept intact. Any idiot can see if she is married she may use her husbands name. 

 

C. Svanberg
Sweden
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Rhianna W
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You shouldn't have any trouble using the family tree very quickly even if you have thousands of individuals in the tree. 

If editing is "locked", perhaps you are using Family Tree Builder? Family Tree Builder trees cannot be edited online.

Married name preferences for women can be adjusted both in Family Tree Builder and online. Married names online can be configured in the Site Settings menu under the Genealogy section. 

Here's an FAQ for Family Tree Buider: 

How can I prevent Family Tree Builder from assuming married names for women from their husband’s married name?

If there is a translation mistake, we can fix it easily. Send your feedback to translations@myheritage.com and we'll fix it asap.

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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C. Svanberg
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Rhianna W wrote:

You shouldn't have any trouble using the family tree very quickly even if you have thousands of individuals in the tree. 

Even with a PC with a core i7 and $200 graphics card the new layout is slow. GENi is faster, (maybe because they don't render off-screen info).

If editing is "locked", perhaps you are using Family Tree Builder? Family Tree Builder trees cannot be edited online.

Not at all. I have that too. I find your remark condescending.

Married name preferences for women can be adjusted both in Family Tree Builder and online. Married names online can be configured in the Site Settings menu under the Genealogy section. 

 Yes, but is is "grayed" out. Want a screen shot as proof?

Here's an FAQ for Family Tree Buider: 

How can I prevent Family Tree Builder from assuming married names for women from their husband’s married name?

If there is a translation mistake, we can fix it easily. Send your feedback to translations@myheritage.com and we'll fix it asap.

C. Svanberg
Sweden
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Stanislav Řábek
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Here is petition thread for GIVE US BACK OUR LEFT PANEL!!!!

Let them know, you want your informations about relatives back, not burried each to several clicks.

http://www.myheritage.cz/support-post-674161/petition-give-us-back-our-left-panel#posting674161

Stanislav Řábek
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Laura Gardner
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Hello Stanislav!

I saw that it was said that they would return the left panel.   Mine has not returned, and I can't find any way for that to be an option.  Is it fixed for you?   I was just wondering when they might finally put it back so that it works again.  I, too, used it VERY frequently and miss it very much.  

Thank you!

Laura Gardner
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