I was using the family tree on line. I just downloaded the Family Tree Builder software and it looks much better. I guess I need to do everything off line, then post once in a while on the web for my family to view. Is that what you do?
By the way, I put about 400 names into my on line tree. Is there a way to get it into the FTB software? I don't see a way to download to a GED file (or whatever those are called). I am pretty new at all of this. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my note. I will take ANY advice you would give a newbie on any of this geneology software. thanks!
Yes, I use the Family Tree Builder and then publish to the family site. I'm new to this stuff, too, but have been working on it a lot since I started about a month ago.
I haven't tried this yet, but I found a way to export to a GEDCOM. Go to your family tree and click on the "Manage Trees" link. There is an option there to export to GEDCOM. It says that it will send you an email with the file. Then you double click the file after you have downloaded it from your email, and it's supposed to load it into Family Tree Builder. I hope it works. Good luck!
Thanks Tammy! I successfully created a GEDCOM file from my online tree, then imported it into my new Family Tree Builder software with all 400 names (it appears). You saved me a LOT of typing.
I could keep asking you questions forever, but will restrain myself. Good luck with your own geneology project. This is my second attempt in a few years. Each time, I really got into it for a few weeks. Last attempt was with Ancestory.com where I had a year's access to much of their database on line. It was fun going back over 30 generations in a few cases, but I really don' t know if the data is accurate. Maybe you will try that some time, too.
You seem to be hiding how many guests that can be invited with any particular subscription plan. The link you've supplied to other members that have asked this question does not, in fact, answer the question. It only lists the plans with how many people you can have in the family tree itself. It wasn't always this way.
Why are you hiding this information? From the limited amount of info you're now giving, I can see that you've severely reduced features of the plans. However, I'm ready to upgrade my account, but w/o this info I must hold off. Therefore, the sooner you respond with the requested info, the sooner I can decide to upgrade both of my accounts.
is it possible to change a family tree I created with Family Tree Builder to a "Web" family tree. I need to do this as I use Mac OS for some time now.. and FTB doesen't run on Mac. And I don't want to create my family tree from scratch.
Would be great if theres an option that makes that possible.
Thanks for the answer. I tried to import my family tree but it is not working correctly. I only have one person in my family tree after importing. Maybe the Importer program has problam with german special chars Ö,Ä,Ü and so on...
I am creating my family site and didn't realize that it would be so hard to fix marital status'. I have 6 children by 3 relationships. i was never married to the first and am engaged to the last. I have tried deleting the father and putting his info back in but it's not giving me the option to change marital status. Could someone please help me? Thanks
Two partners have a longterm non-marital relationship (with a child) but are getting married at a late stage in their life. I can either record their marriage, OR record their non-marital relationship as 'partners'. Their seems to be no way to record two different relationships between the same two people chronologically.... Or am I missing somethign?
Do you use Family Tree Builder? If you do then it's not a problem at all.
You should edit the person you would like (in your case it's you...) by choosing Edit-->Spouses-->Add spouse
Then you can set also the appropriate relation.
You can later modify it by choosing to edit the "family" status by selecting Edit-->Family and selecting the required relationship.
If you would like to change the father of any of your children, then you should edit the children info by selecting Edit-->Parents-->Replace parents and then select the right couple.
I have no experience with Family Pages so will not be able to help you if you built your site online.
Esther ! Thank you for your response. This is what is needed: DELETE name of John Douglas "Doug" Gadd as a Site Member. REPLACE him with his wife. Her details are: Lynette Mavis "Lyn" Gadd (born Stewart). She is Female. Born 1947 at Warracknabeal, Victoria. To me, she is my cousin's daughter. She is the daughter of George Arthur Alexander Simpson Stewart & Elsie Irene "Irene" Stewart b.Hicks. Their e-mail address is: email@example.com Mine is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you also DELETE: Leonie Milnes as a Site Member. (She is another that we had e-mail trouble with). She is the same person as Leonie Hicks. That is her maiden name, and she uses it as her official name. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Tell either me or Wendy Hicks [Site Manager] how to delete a site member. Despite what others might say, it can't be done through SITE MEMBERS > MORE. There are only one or two options after that, and neither mention deleting anything. I don't think that I can go through this again. Add to it the question of apparently-faulty e-mails, and this 80-year-old is more than ready to throw up his hands and cry 'That's it! I'm out of here' .
I think you can only avoid this in Family tree Builder. Their seems to be no way in MyHeritage to avoid this. If you use FTB, you can later publish or export to MyHeritage and the maiden name will then be preserved.
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My mother and father were never married but I somehow have my mother with my father's name and her "maiden" name in parentheses. I can't figure out how to fix this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I have made mistakes in connecting a father & son, a set of parents to their child and using the "delete" option!....If I delete a spouse because I inserted the spouse in the wrong order of many marriages, will this completely delete just this particular person forever? In my family tree using the free MyHeritage site I can not find the suggested word >"manage" ....to fix my mistakes.... I see the word, "edit," but not "spouse" or "manage".... Is the suggestion 'to go to the manage site' available in MyHeritage or just in the Family Builder site? I am really enjoying this site! Thank you .....