GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy softwares. A GEDCOM file is the most widely recognized file format standard for creating a family tree. Most genealogical programs recognize this format, which allows you to easily move your tree to the genealogical program of your choosing.
Note: A GEDCOM file is a text file, that doesn't include the actual photos but it may contain the links to the photos original location on your computer or family site.
Therefore you will need to manually re-attach the photos from your computers location to the profile cards of the individuals.
Please read my post again. The Family Tree Builder program on my PC did read my GEDCOM file and it did bring in the photos that were linked from the GEDCOM file using OBJE tags. FTB does have my photos and I can view them from the Photos tab and all that. It is just that I am unable to view the photo that belongs to an individual and make it the official "personal photo" for that person.
I do understand that if I upload a GEDCOM file directly to the web site, there is no way for the photos to be uploaded along with it. But this is all a moot point since I had so many issues with FTB and trying to sync with the web site that I removed FTB from my PC and am just working on the site.
In a case where there are 2 spouses, the ex-wife appears with the ex-husband. I want the current spouse to show with the current husband. I followed the instructions in the user's guide, that is, in "edit" I changed the sequence, moving the ex-wife into the 2nd position and the current spouse into the 1st position, clicked OK, and nothing happened. It reverted back to the sequence with the ex-wife in the 1st position. Am I doing something wrong?
I added a custom fact - Marriage. I associate the scanned document with the correct person and then associate the marriage fact but the image doesn't show up as it does for birth and death... any suggestions?
I have just downloaded FTB 8. After the new project is created I get no possibility to add any family to the project. The add family bock after the new project is created does not appear either. When I try to reopen the newly created project I find no ftb file in the folders which can be opened. I used the previous version before, all worked well.
Downloaded version 8.0 on my new computer, currently using 6.0. The reason why stayed with 6.0 was that the notes created in the tree stayed with the person and didn't refer you to the end of the report as it did in 7.0. I see 8.0 has fixed that but now has all the command prompts showing in the PDF report when I opened existing trees and created new report. Any chance you can fix that or tell me why it is happening. Thank you.
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Version 8.0 seems to be pretty buggy. I upgraded it to it and now the tree synchronization ends up in neverending loop. I cannot do anything. If I click on anything, it says "Synchronization is in process" and it never ends.
Hi i tried the BETA vesion worst mistake i made in regards to my family tree.Lost a tree with 7000 people and the restore did not work worth dam.Have since had to restart building the tree and am using version 7,i doubt if i will go to version 8 in the near future.Mind you they gave me a 1 year credit(big woop).
Also I made the mistake to upgrade too quickly to FTB versio 8.0. I have lost all my fact-details (feitvermeldingen). I noticed the missing info too late, since my upgrade I manually added appx 200 new persons...... Now i am back to version 7, and an older databackup. It will take some time until I am back on track.
My advise for anyone who wants to upgrade to FTB8...... Make copies of your FTB7 dataset, make a copy, make a backup, and make a gedcom (the more you have, the safer you are). After the upgrade; check your data, check the details, check, check, check....
Thanks Remo! When the Consistency checker, Translation wizard, GEDCOM merge (into existing project), TODO tasks and “Save-as” button are back on again like in FTB7, I seriously consider upgrading to FTB8.
I have been using MyHeritage Family Tree Builder (FTB) since approx 2010, and things have worked fine.
Today I installed version 8.0, and there are some problems.
1. Earlier versions of FTB have worked fine with the Complete Genealogy Reporter. Version 8.0 does not; pictures and documents disappear, notes are rubbishly formatted.
2. Some persons loose their personal pictures in FTB 8.0. The connection between the picture and the person exists, but it has to be deleted and then reentered to make the picture appear again.
3. It was said earlier that MyHeritage will be integrated with 23andMe DNA tests. The only "integration" so far is that the 23andMe logo appears on you MyHeritage Web site. In FTB 8.0, 23andMe is not an option.
4. I think MyHeritage should provide a link so that users who are not happy with FTB 8.0 can reinstall e.g version 7.0.