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  • #61
    Originally posted by jbarry6899 View Post
    I has been released. I have no idea whether any comments from beta testing were taken into account.
    None that I can see. And it's much worse than the beta testers reported. Bugs, bugs and yet more bugs. Topped with serious design flaws. And bug sauce. Family relations are changed or dropped, people born 300 years ago are suddenly made private, people "floating around" without any connections, all important info hidden until you click on a person, no search on place(?), many trees have had their place info removed...

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    • #62
      Originally posted by MoberlyDrake View Post
      Whenever I look at a tree at Ancestry, the first thing I do is switch to the horizontal "Pedigree View". I never use the default "Family View". The bad thing on Ancestry is that you still have to click on a name to view location data.
      Actually you don't have to click on the name. All you have to do is hover over it with your mouse pointer and it will show you dates of birth/date and location.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by PeterLarsen View Post
        Where do I find the suggested matches you mention?
        "Matches" in blue in the upper left. Seems mostly try to match on first name (OMG...)

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        • #64
          Originally posted by MoberlyDrake View Post
          If you zoom out of the new tree to the point where you get little boxes, the given names are large and bold and the surnames are tiny and cut off. Backwards???
          Very much backwards, yes. And hovering over a box should of course display all interesting info about a person, birth/death date/place - nothing...

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Tenn4ever View Post
            Actually you don't have to click on the name. All you have to do is hover over it with your mouse pointer and it will show you dates of birth/date and location.
            For me hovering over the box only pops up a small box with the name - what is already visible in the box...

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            • #66
              The only positive thing I can see is that I now can follow my tree many, many generations back. Even with the "ALL" setting before less generations were displayed - and nothing but the pure ancestry.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by efgen View Post
                Why would anyone add a random match to their tree without knowing how they actually connect? There would be no benefit to anyone.
                You haven't had a family tree at Ancestry, have you...?

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                • #68
                  Hovering?

                  Hovering doesn't work at all for me, either in Chrome or Safari. I have to click the box to see the details. Also, having to switch from family to ancestry view, zoom out and drag the tree down to see earlier generations is a colossal pain. This would work if FTDNA would:

                  1. Ditch the icons.
                  2. Make the ancestry view the default
                  3. Make the display horizontal and show as many generations as possible while keeping the text readable
                  4. Display names, dates and locations in the boxes without having to click or hover
                  5. Fix the incorrect private matches

                  In other words, imitate Gedmatch

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by tommypeters View Post
                    For me hovering over the box only pops up a small box with the name - what is already visible in the box...
                    Are you talking about your Ancestry tree from your pedigree chart? I just went to mine. When I hover over the name, for instance, of one of my g-grandfathers his picture, name, b. date, place of birth, d. date, place of death. It does this on all my names on my pedigree chart on Ancestry.

                    That's what I would have liked to have seen here.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by MoberlyDrake View Post
                      And I don't need pictures and stories! If I happen to find ancestors in common with another person, we can share pictures and stories privately, or through other online sites designed for the purpose.
                      Actually, I like the "story" feature. Sometimes I'd like to add information that might help my matches determine if the connection is worth pursuing (such as "yDNA testing has shown that this line is NOT related to Major John Doe of 18th century Rhode Island, but is instead related somehow to the Russian/Polish Doezitzky family" or "she was claimed to be a distant cousin of George Washington").

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                      • #71
                        Useless

                        This is absolutely unusable. Just as bad as 23&Me tree feature.

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                        • #72
                          new tree layout

                          Hard to follow. Locations missing. Requires extensive mouse manipulation. Certainly don't need icons, but just the information. Please, please at least offer an option to the previous format.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by jbarry6899 View Post
                            Hovering doesn't work at all for me, either in Chrome or Safari. I have to click the box to see the details. Also, having to switch from family to ancestry view, zoom out and drag the tree down to see earlier generations is a colossal pain. This would work if FTDNA would:

                            1. Ditch the icons.
                            2. Make the ancestry view the default
                            3. Make the display horizontal and show as many generations as possible while keeping the text readable
                            4. Display names, dates and locations in the boxes without having to click or hover
                            5. Fix the incorrect private matches

                            In other words, imitate Gedmatch
                            I agree with every thing Jim has listed.

                            This new tool is awful!!!

                            The format of the tree needs to be to horizontal. Simplify it! There needs to be as much information as possible in a single glance.

                            I have attached 2 screenshots - one of my tree in a full screen on FTDNA & one on Ancestry. Can you not see which one is more useful?
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                            • #74
                              Okay, I just switched from playing to trying to get some work done. I wanted to know if one of my group members had any matches with Blackburns in their trees, because the name was showing up a few times among my family members. After I searched and had my list of results, I tried to view their trees. In some cases everyone was marked private. The search feature failed to turn up any Blackburn in any tree. When I tried to expand branches manually to see if I could do what the search engine could not, I could find no way to get back to where I was before I expanded the branch. Whenever I did manage to get somewhere else, I had no idea where I was, and it was back to full magnification, so that I had to zoom out numerous times to get a decent amount of information on the screen.

                              What we had was much, much better than this! At least I could expand trees to show all generations at once and then use my browser's find feature to locate a surname. Now it appears to be totally impossible.

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                              • #75
                                Is this FTDNA or is it Microsoft?

                                It seems like FTDNA can't do anything right.

                                Finally found a way to add a family tree but Damn, I not going to type in a 1000 names.

                                This new tree tool looks a hell of a lot like Ancestry.Com.

                                I don't much care for it there and I sure don't like it here. Bring back the easy to upload and replace gedcom.

                                Just like Microsoft and Windows 8 and their Metro UI. Don't listen to your customers! and see where it gets you.

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