In FTB, when right-clicking on a person and selecting "relation" to open the relationship calculator, the result is in text. For example :
A is the daughter of B
B is the sister of C
C is the husband of D
D is the brother of E
E is the father of F
and so on. While this is useful in some ways, it is not easy to see whether A and F are what I would call "close" or "distant" relatives - whether they are actually blood relatives or related by marriage. I would really appreciate an option to show the relationship graphically. Names would not be important (though some users might prefer them), so something like dots joined by lines, where a single dotted horizontal line is a marriage, a solid horizontal line a sibling, and vertical lines show descendents/amcestors. The above would look sonething like (forgive the poor representation, as I am limited to typed characters):
I inserted the letters for clarity, but all I am asking for are dots to represent the people. maybe pink and blue to indicate sex. Looking at this digram, I can see MUCH quicker that A's parent's sibling's spouse's sibling's child is F, than I could in the text format. I can also quickly see that A and F are related by marriage, not blood.
Given that your program has already calulated the information in text, converting it to the diagram should be easily programmed.
You could widen the realtionship calculator window and add the diagram to one side of the text/memo box.
What it is doing is that it is disallowing any query to be posted on the site. It just displays a loading message and nothing happens...
Your older method of contacting customer support was functional and response was also good.
I wanted to find out how to nest a photo album into another album. For example, I make a grandparent album, under it make parent albums and under them albums forall the children. Automatically all photos would get loadedin thecorrect place.
I am unable to find out how to nest an album within another. Something akin to a tree structured directory/folders
Please guide me how to do it,
And in case the faciliy is not there, please buildit in.
I note that your website for FTB still advertises smart match technology, even though this no longer works properly in version 8.0. I have just downloaded build 8225, and clicking on the green circle on a person's tab gets me a statement that there are "35 smart matches" for a person I recently added to my tree, but none of the matches show up, even after clicking "update now". However clicking on some people, that I have previously confirmed matches for, sometimes does show the matches. FTB has a bug!
Suggest that you update Scottish records eg. Census - there are records after 1861. Please make it clear before people sign up that your Scottish records are limited and when a search is made for Scottish genealogy sites your name pops up. Misleading
I would like to see the Apps page of your main site modified with a user choice of downloading either Version 7 or Version 8 of Family Tree Builder. This option would be a life saver for many of those who have reported and complined about failures, loss of function, and loss of data. The injured could recover function with backup files, while the bloodied but unbowed could bravely soldier on.
In version 5.x we had a very great treeview (next to the list). Since version 6 or so its no longer there.. why leave out this practical navigation method? I'm still working with version 5.. waiting untill it returns..