What you must sort of understand is that without any ifo to the contrary it is asssumed that refer to the sacred and almighty and world wide users who think that USA is the centre of the know universe and why would anyone bother with any other country. The USA is , after all the place where the largest popuation of reserchers is gatherd.
I just hope that one day the Indians and chinese get on board and when THEY make the assumption that THEY are biggest poualtion- god help us all the yanks will slit their wrists..
How do I remove my daughters father as my husband on my family tree?
I've never been, nor will I ever be married to him but yet it say we are married?
I even has his familyname which I also never had.
This kind of pisses me off.
Firstly he and you are the parents of the child threfore a "relationship" exixts or existed- it can be identifed as married, parnet, friends unknown etc.
THAT info is contained in the SPOUSE data. and then edit the "married" name field on YOUR record.
Second- is that you connect with a "new" partner.
BUT if you want the father of the child to be= persona non-grata then just delete him, it may, aftere a restrt show that you had a child as as single mum- but thats probably a way to rid hime from your data.
Report back here if it works out or does nOT and others may help.
I just want to add how you can change the last name of your daughter’s father. Go to his profile in your tree and click “edit” and there change his last name. You also want to change his last name in his profile by clicking on “view profile” in the column to the left, “edit profile” and fill in the right name.
Does anybody know if there is a easy way to create new relatives without connections, and move them about in a mindmap kind of way, to figure out the connections. preferably in MyHeritage but at least in a GEDCOM exportprogram
If you are working through FTB, I know you have to delete by right clicking on the photo and hitting delete. Also, you have to go to the family photo listing and delete it there. Hopefully, that will remove the picture from you site, but maybe not. There may be still another step, which I have not discovered yet. I say this because I copied a couple of pictures to my site that were corrupted. I did the two steps above, but still get an error message everytime I sinc and exit the site. It warns me I have two corrupted pictures which were not valid to sinc, and everytime I have to close that box before the site will finish with the sinc! VERY IRRITATING! Good luck.
I am pretty new at this FTB and MH site and I have been posting relatives into my tree from a family record book done in the 1990s. Now I am trying to up date the family tree and contacting cousins who are quesitoning how secure the site is. I can say that only those I invite to become members see the details on the family but is that really true? These Smart Matches compare my family tree with other's trees so I would say the site isn't secure at all is it? I find it frustrating when people make all their family members private as then how can you see if they match. It is a tough decision to make in this day and age of "identity theft". What do I tell the relatives? I have confirmed matches with a family in Europe who are very, very distant and was excited to because they had info on past generations that I didn't have, and they appreciated getting my info for the Canadian immigrants, but I don't know them and certainly can't assure my cousins that their info will be safe with them.
I wish there was a way of having different levels of security that you could assign to different relatives.
Living people can only be fully shown for tree members. For others they will show as Private. In their profile you only get their relatives and if a relativ is not living you will see more info on that person.
It is only the manager of a tree that can give membership of the tree. However it is possible to give more than one member the manager roll so just give the others viewer roll.
Thanks for responding to my question. I pretty much had it right then that anyone you give membership to can see the information on your tree. I am glad you clarified that when comparing Smart Matches the general public can only see those who have passed away. I didn't know that was why there were so many marked private.
I still wish there were different levels of security that you could use in this day and age of "identity theft".
I am glad you clarified that when comparing Smart Matches the general public can only see those who have passed away.
This is not fully correct. If you use a function that is offered via Family Tree Builder you can copy complete branches of a matching tree, including living persons that had not been in the corresponding tree before. I know this because it happened to me.
This is why I stopped using Smart Matches although I find Smart Matching very helpful.
So you are saying that people who you "didn't" give permission or confirmed the Smart Match have been able to copy your family tree? That is very concerning as then anyone could get private, personal information that could result in them stealing their identities. How would you know this has happened?
How I got to know that it had happened? Smart Matches told me.
As there was confidential data among the data I was shown by Smart Matches, the source of the data could only have been my tree.
I contacted the owner of the matching tree and confronted him with this. He was not aware that he had copied "living persons" - he just had copied what had been offered to him. I asked him to delete all data from living persons that he had copied, and I was lucky that he did so.
Oh, btw, our tree has been a "private" tree and still is.
I have been ignoring the Smart Matches as I have been too busy inputting my own data but maybe I should start paying attention to them and deleting them as I receive them. Although I believe many are distant relatives that probably have info that I don't have from our European ancestors, so it is tempting to contact them. But I don't want my living relatives data compromised. Once again I wish there were different levels of security that a person could assign to different parts of their family tree.
"maybe I should start paying attention to them and deleting them as I receive them".
Using Family Tree Builder (and presumably if you are just using the web site) there is NO provision to DELETE a Smart Match. You can leave it 'undetermined'. Which is a PAIN because it remains on the page of matches for that person. Forever; and every time you look at the page you look at the entry and REVIEW IT AGAIN.
Or you can confirm the match, so it stays in your tree. And then delete the person if you don't want information about them to stay in the tree. Extra work but effective.
Or you can reject the match, which seems unfair to the other party to the match if in fact it is truly a match but you are just trying to get rid of it.
My purely personal feeling is that I agree with Charles. I don't care who knows my name (and my age), and the names of my children and parents (and so on); and there is not much more to be seen in my My Heritage details.
(Unless perhaps there are Notes that have not been marked 'Private'. But that is easily done.)
In fact it is kind of nice that after I am dead, my name will still be out there; and future family members looking at the family tree might pause a moment to think of me.
Also you will see, in the person's 'card' in My Heritage (FBT), if you click on the tab "MORE", in 'Privatisation', you can click on 'This person is Private (do not sync to family site).
Someone else may know whether it will still show on FBT SmartMatches or what.