To reject a Smart Match in your family tree online, select “Smart Matches” from the Family tree tab. Find the person you want to reject matches for and click “View Matches”. If you’re sure it’s not a match, reject it now. If you’re not sure, click “Review Match” to see the match in more detail.
To confirm a Smart Match in your family tree online, select “Smart Matches” from the Family tree tab. Select whether you want to view matches by family trees or by people and click ‘View Matches’ next to the name of the project (or person) to see the list of all matches found. If you’re sure
To reject a Smart Match in Family Tree Builder, click on the Matches button. Find the person in the list you want to reject matches for and then click on the “Matches” tab. Click on the specific match you want to reject to highlight it and then click the “Change Status…” button in the upper
To confirm a Smart Match in Family Tree Builder, click on the Matches button. Find the person in the list you want to confirm matches for and then click on the “Matches” tab. Click on the specific match you want to confirm to highlight it and then click the “Change Status…” button in the upper
Smart Matches cannot currently be deleted. Rather than deleting matches, you should confirm or reject them. Rejecting gives you the opportunity to review matches later as your research progresses, even if you decided they weren’t good the first time around. It sometimes happens you’ll receive a match that on first look seems completely wrong and
In our newly released Enhanced Smart Matches, we now show you ALL of your matches, the high quality matches and the lower quality ones. The list is sorted by quality, so you’ll see the best Matches first, but we also show you the other matches below, so that no information will be hidden, and all your research
If you no longer wish to see Smart Matches™ for a tree that you are being matched with, go to Family Tree > Smart Matches™. Sort the matches ‘By family trees’ (this is the default setting). View the matches that you have with a specific site. Next to each person’s name, you will see the
If you no longer wish to see Smart Matches™ for a specific person in your tree, sort your matches by people, select the person, and click on ‘View matches’. You will reach the consensus page for all of the matches for that individual. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the list
The new Consensus Page (view example screenshot here) aggregates data from all Smart Matches™ – presenting the big picture for each person. The Consensus lets you skip doing many one-on-one comparisons with individual family trees, and fill in missing information about relatives more quickly and with more confidence. It conveniently displays a summary of the
Unfortunately, Smart Matches™ are not fully synchronized yet between the Family Tree Builder software, and the family site. Even if you are using Family Tree Builder, you are encouraged to use the new Enhanced Smart Matching™ on your family site, and enter new information you learn using Family Tree Builder.
The improvements released recently in Smart Matches™ include a complete overhaul of the presentation of Smart Matches™, and new premium features for organizing and reviewing matches more efficiently. The new Consensus Page (view example screenshot here) aggregates data from all Smart Matches™ – presenting the big picture for each person. The Consensus Page lets you
Copying information from an online Smart Match™ is a Premium feature for Premium and PremiumPlus users only. To copy information from a match that you received on your site, just go to the match, and click on ‘Review match’. There you will see the option to ‘Copy and Edit details’. You can then choose to
There is now a Smart Match™ panel on your homepage, to let you know of any new matches that are awaiting your review. Just click on the review matches link to be taken directly to your matches. Pending matches are matches that you have not yet confirmed or rejected. New matches are matches that you
Copying photos through an online Smart Match™ is a Premium feature available to members who purchase a Premium or PremiumPlus family site subscription or those that purchase Family Tree Builder Premium. If you do not wish to allow others to copy photos from your site through SmartMatches™ please change the settings for Smart Matching™ for
Receiving Smart Matches™, viewing them and comparing trees side by side are free for all users. The following features are available only to Premium and PremiumPlus sites: Expedited matching, the Consensus Page, confirming and rejecting matches, initiating contact with other tree owners, merging matches in Family Tree Builder and copying photos and details from trees
To change the Smart Match™ settings for your tree on your family site, go to Family Tree > Smart Matches™. Next to the name of the tree, click Settings. To completely disable Smart Matching™ for this tree, un-check ‘enable Smart Matching™’. Alternatively, to just not allow Photos to be copied through Smart Matches™ for this
When confirming a smart match in Family Tree Builder, you can choose to mark the source of this individual as coming from a Smart Match. If you publish a tree with a Smart Match source citation, then you can see this source under the Family Tree > Sources tab. It will also be shown under
If you are working online in a family site, make any change to your family tree. This should send a request to process Smart Matches on your tree. If you are working in Family Tree Builder, then every time you publish your family tree, a request to process Smart Matches on your tree is sent
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
Smart Matching is a specialized genealogy technology developed by Pearl Street Software and further advanced by MyHeritage, to connect family trees. It works by comparing millions of names, facts and connections intelligently. When two family trees are connected, both their owners are informed, and benefit from the opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other.
In order to contact someone from another family site regarding a Smart Match™, use the Contact Site Manager link. You can find this link at the top of a particular Smart Match™ when you are looking at a specific match. Please note that this is a Premium feature.