Provide a compare function (maybe linked to a button, see screenshot, or automatically) within the DNA hit list, that compares the list of names within my (main) ancestor tree to the (main) ancestor tree of the found hit, to identify potential persons listed in both trees. Search should be based on soundex or similar, as you already are using within the normal matches.
2. Capitalized Maiden name as in Myrtle Louise [BARWELL] Shaver;
3. Capitalized Married Name as in Myrtle Louise Barwell [SHAVER];
4. Upper and lower case as in Myrtle Louise Barwell [Shaver] ; and
5. Upper and lower case as in Myrtle Louise [Barwell] Shaver.
It would be nice if we could choose the way we want our names to be displayed. Once we choose, FTB should go through our tree and change all names to the way we have chosen. This would fix the problem of importing smart matches with all kinds of methods which makes our trees look like an infant did them.
I have several photos for some people in my FTB tree - often as a baby, a child, at their wedding, and when older. I note that when printing reports, only one photo (the main one) gets printed. It would be better if the report builder included all photos.
When creating an ancestor report, I consistently get a bug that gives incorrect spacing between the words.
For examlpe, I cut-and-pasted this from the report :
Anne Agate [Martin] was born in 1935 in Hastings,
which looks fine here, but in the original the space after martin] does not appear to be there.
I think the problem is in the spacing of the bold font - in some places in the report, whole words get overwritten. I would change the size of the font, but the "report options" menu item is greyed out and inactive). I am using FTB version 18.104.22.16833
I have attached a jpeg, so you can see that I am not imagining it. Note also the wrong spacing next to person 14 after 'married'.
Note also that the "untitled" attachment below is getting copied whenever I edit the post to correct spelling or add some words.
I have recently been giving some thought to trimming off some distant relatives, to lessen the burden of constantly getting matches for them that add no new information.
I'm referring to people separated by three or four marriages as well as distance - e.g. the cousin of the father of the husband of the sister of the husband of the sister of the daughter of a fourth cousin's aunt's husband's brother.
I regret having added them to the tree in the first place!
Now in the main page of FTB, I can see a column at the left that indicates a relationship as a single number, which is great, but I find it not very useful, because a "12" might indicate something like the above (which I would like to trim), or a direct ancestor 12 generations ago (which is important).
I would really like to have some way of distinguishing between the two situations - maybe something as simple as a negative sign or a "d" in front of a direct ancestor's number of steps?
There is really no point in having a "Back to matches" link at the top left of the page. The way this works is that, from the matches page, we select a matcfh, and wait for download to go to the match detail page. We then select 'confirm' or 'reject' pm each match, and then have to go back to the matches page (and wait to download up to 50 matches) before being able to go to the next match.
It would make a lot more sense to have a "Go to next match" link instead of a "Back to matches" link, or if you worry that some actually want to use up their download allowance going back to the matches page, then have both.
Having a "Next Match" link would (a) speed up checking matches, (b) reduce download time, (c) impact less on your computer server.
Another issue I have is that I am probably missing out on extra information. I might have, for example, a date with the year only, and get a match to someone who has the day and month. Unfortunately, the match only indicates a year so I don't find out. I have given up loading the comparison page - it just takes too long for too little benefit on most matches. It would be of great help if the match somehow indicated that there was extra information available, even if it did not actually duisplay the information.
Los ciudadanos hispanos y portugueses tenemos dos apellidos, uno de parte de nuestro padre y el otro de nuestra madre. Con eso quiero decir que, por tanto, estaría muy bien que, cuando introdujéramos el país de procedencia de los miembros de nuestra familia se estableciera por defecto que (1) las mujeres no tenemos "apellido de casada" ni "apellido de soltera", pues mantenemos nuestros apellidos toda la vida, y que (2), en vez de haber una sola casilla para "el" apellido, hubiera dos casillas para cada uno de nuestros apellidos y que, de tal forma, el primer de los apellidos se sucediera en la cadena hereditaria.
Ptovide an additional reconnect function in the visual pane. Where I can drop a connection and connect to parents, there should be a reconnect with the same parent, but together with (a later added) parent.
Situation: in Smart Search results, there is a list of matches with persons on left and right side.
Suggestion: change layout of search results slightly so that the text starting with the year of birth, the names of rrelated people starts below the image. Do not move, however, the statement which says about the relation I have to that person.
Consequence is, that you have
1) bigger text lines with less names broken from line to line
2) can arrange same names on the same visible line, which imrpoves seeing differences
If needed, contact me for a screenshot including the suggestion
1) Provide a filtering mechanism that can be switched on and off for search, so that only my direct ancestors are shown in a search (I call it the "V" pattern - with me at the lower end of the letter
2) Provide a filtering mechanism that can be switched on and off for search, so that only my direct ancestors and their direct descendants are shown in a search (I call it the "M" pattern - with me at the lower end of the letter and the descendants of my ancestors either in V or in M )
Could look this also like a
case 1) inverted pyramid
case 2) convey hull of pyramdis with the top of each pyramid in case 1)
Reason for that: otherwise, the tree grows to an unmanagable size. I have things like "the third cousin of the brother of my grandfathers father bla bla..." which shifts the focus from my ancestors to whomever...