This complaint has been made here before. Export is done via the Manage Trees function, and the result will be presented to you by an e-mail which will provide a down-load opportunity.
Have you followed those steps?
Yes I have requested and received a GEDCOM file as you outline. But now the greater question is once the file is received how do you save it after download. When I open the file it indicates it is still online; hence no way to save it for future use.
I cannot answer your question since I don't know what system (Windows or MAC) you are using or what internet provider or mail program your are using. For me (AOL & Windows), the e-mail text is a boiler-plate notice that there is an attchment (i.e., the GEDCOM file) and that I can either open or download it. I choose download, specify a target folder, and then close the e-mail message. FTB can import the GEDCOM file, but I don't know what would happen if you tried to open it directly.
I have not worked on my tree for quite a few months and had not being paying attention to the upgrade changes. I have just seen the new Family Tree layout and that the Classic View has gone. 7 years ago I joined MyHeritage because I found the navigation around trees in Ancestry and nightmare and thought the Classic View was brilliant.
I have seen posts were someone got the Classic view put back on, is this still possible?
I liked having my efforts put into my own little tree, that was viewed simply and I could share with others. Over the past 7 years it feels like MyHeritage is more interested in making every tree connect at a Global level and that every member you invite can add data they have lost site of the people who just wanted to share there hard work with their family.
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 truly 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.
(And for those of you who are curious, that specific use of "February 30" is the only known actual historical use of that day. Thus if somebody is born on February 30, there is only one country, one calendar, and one year for which that is true.)
My cousin is adopted by my uncle, but naturaly born by my aunt. Uncle is mye biological family.
Is there possible to make this happen in the family tree?
I can only find the option of changing the kinship of the parents and not parent(without the s).
The father of my cousin is not in the picture and never have been, so i dont want him in my family tree, but at the same time for matches to match i want her to not have my uncle as her father as i have now.
Well, the simple way is to record the biological father not the adoptive father, as 'unknown' or 'un-named' (as a parent with the mother); I have used the name (say) "Mary's father" rather than 'unknown', it sounds better. And record the adoption as a 'note' on the 'child's' record.
But I have only used that for relations who are not close to me, and I think there is another way to record adoptive parents.
I have a new trick to cope with the overwhelming number of smart matches. I choose "Smart Matches" from the menu and then "By People". Then I scan the list for only "Direct ancestor (xx generations)" - no aunts, uncles, etc. Thus, I only review/confirm direct ancestors in the smart matches. This is much less time consuming, and I think I get the most information in my time spent. I would like to know what others think of this procedure.
I know that it would be good to review all, but it is clear to me that I will never catch up with the incoming flood of smart matches.
My online family tree has been slow for a couple of days. There have also been times when I haven’t been able to add people there or basically do anything; I’ve just received an error message saying that there was an error, please try again later. Now, when I try to access my tree, I get directed to my family sites list and there’s a message under my site saying that the site is on maintenance at the moment, please try again later. I can access the other sites I’m a member in just fine, just not my own one. Has anyone else got this problem?
I started off with MyHeritage by entering two family trees - one for my husband and one for me. However, this has become very clumsy so I wonder if there is some way I can combine the three trees. I want to put both my and my husband's trees into a joint site.
Can anyone help me with this please? The way things are going, everything is going into my family site and nothing into hubby's or the combined tree.
If anyone can help please contact me, I would be most grateful.
I made sure to have a separate tree for myself and for my wife.
But I included (her and my) parents, and our siblings and our children (only) in both trees, and the rest of our descendants, etc. (grand-children...) in only my tree (because of the surname, it didn't otherwise make any difference which tree was used).
I actually find this system LESS clumsy.
To me it would not matter if little was going into the spouse's tree; maybe that means it is a small family, maybe not much information is available...
you can do this off-line wirh FTB.
1. Export tree #1 to GEDCOM.
2. Open tree #2, import GEDCOM of tree #1
3. Connect tre trees.
NB Before doing this i suggest to delete same person in one tree in order to avoid doubles, there is no automated tool merge person.
I certainly feel for your situation. My wife's family is straightforward; no (or few) cousin marriages and probably none of her relations are related to mine.
But my own tree...I certainly could not have a separate tree for my father and one for my mother. I think a lot of it is from the times when children from a big family, say twelve children, got to know, and to marry, the children from the farm next door. Several from one married several from the other...
And many of the people they got to know were family members; going to the same church, family get-togethers, marriages and funerals so there are heaps of cousin marriages, double-cousin marriages (which is not the same as a person being my cousin twice, once from my father's family and once from my mother's family).
I have a couple of cousins with whom I can trace SIX SEPARATE RELATIONSHIPS. Really truly.
For as long as I can remember, I can see messages on the family wall stating that I have joined several trees on myheritage, even though i have not done so.
Why is this? Can I get rid of those messages? And if I really am registered to those trees, how can I clear all the "auto" registering and stop it from happening again?
Please fix this.. I will not accept that I am automatically registered as a member of a tree.
And one more thing, where is the link to the REAL support page? where I can get in touch with MyHeritage suppor staff directly? I could not find that link, and the support link leads to FAQ and the forums, not the actual support page!