You most probably have already received a calendar alert for upcoming events in your family if you have a family site or are a member of a family site. Calendar alert emails are nice HTML emails with photos that are designed to help you remember birthdays and anniversaries for people in your family tree.
Why is it that sometimes certain events are not included in the calendar alert emails even though you know the event is in the tree?
As trees get larger with more and more events, sending alerts with ALL events can clutter your inbox and make it hard to get the events you’re really interested in. In order to avoid this, by default, we send you alerts for events of people who are up to three steps away from you in relation in the family tree.
What is considered “three steps”? Three steps is you > mother > grandmother. Or you > brother > nephew.
It is possible to change a setting on your family site so you will receive alerts for all events in the tree. This setting is unique for each Site Manager and member so if you are looking to change the calendar alerts for everyone who is a member of your family site, send them an email with the instructions below so they can change the setting themselves. How can I email all my site members at once?
Log in to MyHeritage.com and navigate to your family site.
Mouse over your name in the upper right corner of the screen and select “Site Settings”.
Click on “My Preferences”.
Click on the drop down box under “Send me reminders for events of:” and select the proximity of relationship you would like to get reminders for.