I have entered email addresses in the spot for email addresses in the Main information for each member on the tree. I want to display this on the charts generated. What field should I enable to display the email address on the charts? I can't find the field for email addresses to be enabled. Can anyone shed any light?
Hope you can help me with a problem I have of showing a female relatiives surnames correctly.
Before her first marriage she was a Brown, after marriage she became a Smith. I've entered this data into her proifle under the respective fields and all is well. Then, when I add another spouse and she changes her married name to Green and I add this in as her married name FTB shows her as a Green in her first marriage. Obvious realy as there only appears to be one field for married name, similarly for maiden name.
Is there any way round this issue so that she can be shown progressively changing her surname?
This is what I do and it seems to work fine (although I was told it would take up too much data or something);
I enter her in the tree as Mary Brown, and to do that I have to have her parents John Brown and Alice brown in the tree.
Then she gets married and I 'add spouse' Alec Smith and unless you have set the settings differently she now appears as
Mary Smith [Brown]. If she just shows as Mary Smith right click on her 'card', left click on edit details and insert her 'maiden name' ...
Then she gets divorced and I right click in the long space under the individuals (the bit about marriage and such) and left click on the arrow to the right of the bottom line, "Status", and select 'divorced'.
There seems to be no place for the divorce details so I will probably note the details on her OWN 'card and maybe his....
Okay. she marries Allan Green. Right click in her 'card', select 'spouses', and 'add spouse'. You will get a warning, 'do you really want to...' and you click 'yes'.
Fill in his details in his card as usual. SHE MAY now show as Mary Brown, we may have confused the system.
THEN, right click in her card, and select 'edit details' and you will get the 'main' tab.
Leave her maiden name as Brown (of course);
and for married name insert Green (formerly Smith).
When I installed build 7143 on WIndows 7 on my desktop computer, I noticed two new icons in the top RH corner of the window, to the left of the standard "Minimize", "Maximize" and "Close" icons. These two new icons are to "Open Virtual Keyboard" and "Help".
However, on Windows 10 the two new icons are superimposed on the "Minimize" and "Maximize" icons. This makes minimizing quite difficult - I either have to fiddle with the mouse pointer over the icon until the "Minimize" tip is shown before clicking, or right-click on the top border then select "Minimize". I would guess it's even more difficult on a tablet without a mouse.
Since you posted your question in this, the Family Tree Builder forum, I replied with suggestions about the FTB program. But your further reponses seem related to your browser's access to the Online Family Tree Site. To get a better response about those problems you should post your questions in that forum.
After You entered both at their corresponding family (as a child to their parents), click on one of them with the right mouse button. On the drop down menu You can see Spouses.
Move the mouse over this and You can see the Attach Spouse action. By clicking on it and if there is already a spouse there, You will see a warning message.
After clicking OK or there is no spouses there, a window will open Attach Existing Spouse .., where You can serach the other cousin by name. Select the one ifrom the list an click on Select.
If this second cousin has already another spouse defined, You will see a warning message again.
After this (with or without the warning message) You will see a form with both cousins as Husband & Wife data part and the Marriage data part. In this form You can enter more infos about their marriage or other partnership, like data, locations, children, etc.
The date format is Month.Day.Year but if the moth number is greater than 12 it recognize it as day.month.year.
Since it is an international tool it a pitty that we can not set the date format of our choice that match our national preferences. The only way to be sure that the date is right is to type it in as 4 jan 1950. I would prefer it as 1950-01-04 so it will be sortable in reports. Excel does not handle dates before 1900.