In previous versions of Family Tree Builder (pre Version 8) I could easily merge two trees by importing one into the other as Gedcom files. I am now informed that this facility is not currently available in Version 8, which is a real pain in the backside. What I want to know is, when will it be available again?
I started my tree with my 3rd great grandfather and later expanded to my 6th great granfather. My problem is when i what to print my tree it prints fom great grandfather #6 to #4 then I have to start printing again and this doesn't keep the generations correctly.
I just downloaded Family Tree Builder. My main tree is on Ancestry, ~6000 people, with lots of sources. I started a small tree on MyHeritage to work on my Norwegians lines. So now I have the small tree on FTB and MH that has ~400 people, of which ~50 are in my Ancestry tree.
I was thinking that a good way to proceed would be to use FTB to merge the Ancestry and MH trees, and then split into branches, then upload those to MyHertitage. I also have a Legacy, Roots Magic and Family Tree Maker desktop software but only the Family Tree Maker tree is current.
Is this doable? Is this a good approach? What would you suggest?
I upgraded my builder to 8 and today I noticed I have lost my virtual cemetery. Tried installing the latest version today but it still is missing. They are all gone (although the photos are in the file) There is no feature to add new photos to the virtual cemetery. Your help manual says there should be.
Hi, I'm having a problem that I had the same problem before. In the "Family Site" There are some names which shows the names as "Unknown". When I change the language of the website to Turkish " I can see the names of the persons who had unknown names. But other names became unknow now. Before I solved this problem by merging person to one language. But I can't find that option in the new version anymore. How can I fix this.
My parents never married yet the software doesn't ever change the status. You can choose partner or friend but when you print off a report it always says husband and wife. I would rather something like Male and Female partner. That way the information is more accurate because my dad is not my moms husband and that is confusing when the report says husband and wife.
An example attached and the status for their relationship is partner so you know.
I have recently spent a lot of time going through the photos in FTB, deleting duplicates and making sure that each photo is properly assocuiated with the people in it. This would have been a lot easier if there were:
1: A way of sorting the photos in the table view using the column headings - that is, the normal way of sorting a table in a database, by clicking on the column heading.
2: A way of searching the photo database for a particular photo, by name and/or associations. I have found a photo in an album that I want to copy to another album - which is a great idea, but I cannot find it in the main photo list, and dragging it from its existing album moves it rather than copying. I know that you can put the photo in two albums, but it seems this can only be done from the 'all' photos page - it is difficult to find the right photo out of the over 800 I have.
Jeg skal endre på skrift-type og størrelse når jeg lager nytt diagram (er inne på "avansert tilpasningsvalg". Rubrikkene for skrift-type, størrelse, linje mellom boksene og ektefeller responderer ikke. Har tidvis hatt problemer med dette siste tiden, da jeg bruker disse funksjonene relativt ofte.
My mothers Grandfather was from Denmark and there are loads of other people by the same last name who came over the same year. I have linked them to my Ggfather but can't find them to sort them out. Where are they????
Here's the scenario. Ida has a son, lets say, Lars. Ida marries a man called Art. Ida and Art have 4 more childern. On the website, the 4 children and Lars end up bening connected to Art, and Lars is shown as a full brother. I can break the connection to the married couple but I can't connect it to Ida alone. There doesn't seem to be any provision for doing this. Maybe I'm missing something. Is there a way to connect Lars to the mother only and not the step father too?
I've seen similar issues on the Forum which had not been resolved so I hope that there's a solution to this after all.
I started fresh after my laptop had been stolen, downloading and installing the latest version of FTB 8 over the weekend. I'm on the latest version of Windows 7 SP 1 (no updates outstanding). When syncing my changes everything seems OK until it reaches 99% where it sits - even when left overnight in the hope that it's just slow.
Ironically it sends out notifications of deceased updates from my side to all members every time I try the sync but it does not update the site accordingly!
Due to a computer failure, I've had to rebuild the harddrive. I use Windows 10.
I reinstalled Family Tree Builder and sync'ed with my website. Everything looks okay, except the photos.
When sync'ed, only the photo meta-data is restored; when I try to open it, I get, "failed to load photo". However, if I go to the menu 'Photos/Restore photos from family site' and enter, it will download the photo for ONLY the person I'm looking at.
As I have hundreds of photos, this is extremely time-consuming and irritating.
Is there a method that I can to a restore of all photos at the same time?
Attempting to download a file built on the website to FTB with Restore Project. The file is selectable and I am logged in. When I click on download, a window opens to show the status of the download. The DL fails repeatedly when the DL staus reaches 16%. What do I do next?
I installed FTB yesterday and in the syncing process I have lost 300 people from my tree. I've uninstalled FTB but my My Heritage site still has 300 people missing. It's also deleted some records and unattached names from photos. What can I do?
I was using FTB 7, but I was starting to receive constant errors "Sync reviision mismatch" and changes would not sync between PC and website.
I tried upgrading to FTB 8, still no change, sync problems persist.
I also tried deleting the entire project locally, and restoring from website. The restore works fine, but when it's done it starts refusing to sync again.Mostly the status is "sync pending", but if I forcibly close everything down to logging out from the computer and back in again, I can initiate a sync, but again with "sync revision mismatch".
I tried contacting support a few days back but have not yet received any response. Any further ideas on what to do?
For some reason everytime I sync the desktop application "Family Tree Builder" it marks many of the persons as deceased even though I clearly had them as living before I started the sync. I've had to keep changing even myself back to the living!
I decided to download and try the FTB to generate a list report as I've had issues with the online reports not generating properly.
First let me say I do all my work online, I only wanted to use FTB for the reports I could generate. When I first installed and synced it to my online family tree, the report was great, just how I wanted it but then I did updates to my "online site" and tried syncing with the program and got nowhere, it wouldn't sync - as a matter of fact I was pretty scared it would sync information from the program (outdated information) "up" to my online site and mess up all the new information I had imputed - that's how not-very-confident I was about the FTB program.
I decided that maybe I needed to completely uninstall it and install the new version. When I installed the new version I thought I was easily going to be able to sync to my online site but (maybe operator error), I was prompted to start a new tree by adding individuals and appeared not to be able to connect to my online site? (hope I'm explaining this good enough). So now I have uninstalled the program again and don't seem to have much faith in it.
As a matter of fact, I am once again, right at this minute trying to generate another multiple page chart with the onine utility and it's been in progress a Long time and nothing yet?
Can someone tell me - is the FTB designed to be used as the default research tool and to upload discovered information to your online site? If not, can someone tell me what I am doing wrong (yes, I've read and re-read the manual).
Also, is it possible (if I do try the FTB again) when syncing for the program information (which in my case is outdated since I do my work online) to overwrite all my current information on my online site?