Personal Home Page with Family Tree Maker
- After much experimentation, I finally got my home page from Family Tree
Maker working, more or less, but not according to Holy or Genealogy.com's
instructions. When I followed the rules I wound up with a home page with
an incomplete list of individuals, misspelled surnames, and many omissions
from the trees. That was after uploading the allowed 5 large trees. Only
the last one appeared on the list of "Interne trees" on the site. I don't
know if I was doing something wrong, or if there is a bug in the program.
Maybe it will work better when I get Version 11 of FTM.
To get it working, I created an "all-in-one" rather then "descendant"
tree for one of my oldest ancestors. I then went to "view", "publishing
center" in Family Tree Maker" to upload it, and then "view my home
page". On the home page I clicked on the name of this "all-in-one" tree
but only got an abbreviated tree with from 1 to 4 individuals on it. I
found that by highlighting one individual and then pressing "f" on my
keyboard a list of individuals appeared..
This list was correct but there was no search window above it. However I
could scroll through it to select individuals. Clicking on them at random
brought up partial trees. Clicking one of the oldest, brought up a
complete descendant tree for that person with birth and death dates, if
known, for deceased ancestors. I could also get additional information by
highlighting a box and pressing the "d" key
One time , when I was trying to view my home page, it invited me to
download and install some kind of Java thingee. It took over 5 min, but I
did so. When it invited me to do it again I Alt-ctrl-deleted and ended the
task" to get out of it, and was able to go to my home page again and get
trees by the above method.
On the home page there is an option to make a mailing list and use it to
invite people to go to my home page. I sent it to about 15 relatives and
2 genealogy forums and anxiously await their reactions. I included myself
on the list as a check. I also sent it to help@....
I just received a report from a relative to whom I sent the address. He
clicked on the one item listed under "interne trees" and got a blank screen
with some kind of logo in the middle and the message "click here" after
installing plug in. But there was no pointer hand to click on anything,
and no "plug-in" to install..
Anybody have any ideas about what is happening and what I can do about
it? The ads keep saying how easy it is to make a tree and upload
it. True, making trees with FTM is easy. But uploading a home page and
getting it to work is something else.
I would appreciate some of you trying it and see if it works or, if not,
what is the problem?
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