MH doesn't do anything automatically; if and when you decide to update, you must go to their home site and download the new version. (But first, you should scan through all of the fora's Version 8 posts so you are aware of known problems!)
Hi, I just joined today and have started on my tree. I have 555 smart matches and 77 record matches now. I'm concerned, though, that by confirming the same person I will replace the info I have with the info somebody else has that may have several discrepancies or errors. Does confirming a match replace my info with theirs or just tell them that we have the same person in our trees?
I know there is more than one way to show married and maiden names; and I have no quarrel with that.
I use what to me is the common system.
An actual example from a SmartMatch is probably the easiest way to demonstrate this:
The main person is Mr. Richard Eastwood. And in the 'relations' is his wife, Elizabeth, born Wilcock.
And in my entry she is shown as Elizabeth Eastwood (born Wilcock).
So I show her full married name, with the maiden name in brackets. And because of the word "born", which would have been put in by the program because I do not insert it, it is impossible for anyone to be in doubt as to the exact meaning.
However, the site owner of the 'matching' tree must have her program set to show the full maiden name, with the married name in brackets.
so the actual entry looks like this; Elizabeth Wilcock (Eastwood)
And I have to think very hard, firstly to notice that the names are in a different order and then to figure out what it means; if I am not alert it looks as though a girl born Eastwood has married Mr. Wilcock and I may include it in my tree that way.
So could you (MH service people, who are very helpful and who watch the forum...) PLEASE use the word 'Born' in every case.
In the case of the "other" tree it would look like this: Elizabeth born Wilcock (Eastwood)
I am sure a lot of us have been confused not because the system is different but because it is not SHOWN to be different.
In fact a fundamental 'rule' in a 'matching' system has been breached; information is not shown in a 'matching' way (or in a such a way that there is certainty)
I can only agree. I would like a match to be shown the way I have selected it to be shown in my own tree to make it easier to compare my entry to the matching one.
However I have selected it to show married women with their maiden name since that is what their actual name was all their whole life in Sweden at the time. I have a problem with the other way around with some trees that only shows the married name because that could actually hide the fact that the wife had multiple marriges and I am not aware about the one that the match is showing and I can not tell if it is a match with just the married name and no parents.
The naming in Sweden was to take the fathers given name and add son or dotter to it for the son and doughter. This practice ended in the late part of the 1800s and we moved over to keep the fathers sirname as family name. It seems to be unknown even for some swedes whom are using the family name also for older generation.
I don't want to pay for expert help for this simple question. I was wondering if and when peple started stating the cause of death? Also if this information is availabe, where this information can be found?
I'm just wondering because I have been adding this information to my trees if I know it and I have several relatives that this information is missing for. I'm trying to determine if it is worth my time and effort, to try to do research for this infomation.
There is a big history of cancer and depression(some suicides) in one line of my family and I think it is important that other family members know this.
I think it is only of value in terms of your family story if you truly know the actual cause of death. Even reading the death certificate cannot suffice at times. For example, one of my relatives died of malpractice although she is listed as dying from sepsis (which of course was caused by the malpractice). The effect on the family was significant. Another died when a drunk driver hit his car. Again, of significance. But I know these facts only directly from the sources. The only relative I put "old age" as cause of death was my uncle who died at almost 101.
Hello, is it possible to lock or do something how to disallow people to copy(steal) informations and peoples from my trees? There is a lot of people who only copy all informations from someone's else trees and do not check it. So they spread not checked informations. And of course it is not their work. Another problem from this situation - now is not possible to remove someone from my tree, who don't want to be i my tree or update information about someone, because other people copied this person from me, so that person is in other trees (and with bad data). So I will not share information anymore with this myheritage...
When asking how to do something, you should specify where you wish to do it: directly in the Online Site tree, or via the Family Tree Builder program on your own computer's copy of the tree. The functional environments are different.
I hope someone can help me. I am running Windows 10 and for some reasosn my family tree blocks have turned black. I can see the icon of the person, but everything next to it is black. I was playing around with colours a day or two ago, but I have changed everything back (I think) but I still cannot read anything about anyone other than the pics.