MyHeritage’s Smart Matching technology constantly compares new family trees to the database of more than 800 million profiles on MyHeritage.com, to find matches and discover long lost family connections.
Now, members can work together to easily merge the information in their overlapping trees through the Smart Match Merge feature.
Family Tree Builder users:
To merge your Smart Matching results, open Family Tree Builder and open your Smart Matches. Select an individual to see his list of matches and choose a match to open the Compare window.
Click on Merge on the left side of the screen.
This will open the Smart Match Merge utility, in which you will be able to select the people you want to merge and if you want an Automatic or Step-by-step merge.
A step-by-step Merge will open the Merge Person Overview, for selecting exactly which details you want to merge with an automatic or step-by-step merge of details.
Online trees (non-Family Tree Builder users):
Under the “Family tree” tab, select “Smart Matches”.
Select an individual and click “Review match” for the match you’d like to merge.
Click on the “Copy and edit details” button. Remember, if you use Family Tree Builder you won’t have this button on your family site. Merging and other editing of the tree must be done within the software.
Use the little blue arrows to copy specific portions of the information in the matching tree or click “Copy all” to copy everything in one go. Click “Save changes” to finish.
Please note that the Smart Match Merge feature is an added feature in Family Tree Builder and online family trees that is only available for Premium users that have upgraded a family site or purchased Family Tree Builder Premium.