Thank you for the reply. My wife is the manager of the site, and has invited me, as we experiment. She made the changes, but when I pull the site up it still says Family tree is managed by (my wife) and cannot be changed by me. Any suggestions?
No I don't understand it unless it is a bug. If the tree was started in Family Tree builder no one can update it online, but I assume this is not the case under the circumstances. My tree has always been open to member edits so I haven't had to worry about what changing the settings would do. You might give it a little while, but other than that I can't tell you anything.
Is it possible that your wife hit Cancel at the end instead of Save? I am not accusing your wife of making mistakes, I just want to cover all the bases I can think of.
Thanks once again for trying to help. My wife sent our question to MyHeritage Support, and they said our Family Tree was created within the program, and that they could switch it to the web if we wanted. That is suppose to solve the problem.
Thank you for your message.We currently do not have this option to export the excel lists as per families.What I can recommend you is to look at the option we offer in the familytree builder software under "reports" > family group sheets.
Whilst I realise that this site is American based, MyHeritage claims to support other countries.
My first question is that my research is based in the UK and I find that when I type a name in I am utterly inundated with American entries. How can I filter American entries OUT from my searches and the SMART matches? Nothing personal, but my interest is in the UK for now and I find trawling through untold American entries makes me just stop after about an hour. Ancestry.com allow you to choose the country of your choice and weeds out
My second question is regarding smart matches. Once again I am inundated with American matches that have NOTHING to do with my family.
My third question is regarding smart matches again. WHY do I find people that have MY ancestors and I confirm that they are obviously related to me - and yet there is NO response? Is there really a point to confirming? I've emailed so many of them ...... yet no replies.
I don't yet have subscription, I only have the free version (for now). I do get the smart matches but unfortunately I can't confirm them, because it is a paid feature. I also found that I cannot contact the site managers to let them know that I want to confirm the matches and that we are related, because that is a paid feature as well (unless I am doing it wrong of course.)
By now I am going to have a TON of smart matches to confirm once I convert to the paid subscription LOL.
Unfortunatly Smart Matches does not work as good as it used to do. Also many users are lazy and dont fill in data as accurate as at least I want. If there is an exact birth date and place I have seen just the year and parish. A lot of people with same name are born in the same parish each year, so who is who? The swedish church records are mostly very precise for the period they cover. When it comes to even older data the precition may just be year and sometime just calculated from the knowledge of when people was married and/or died.
Also some inventive ways of using name fields have made it even worse for Smart Matches.
All this make it hard for the program to make accurate Smart Matches.
If you are lucky you will even get Smart Matches where the gender is different.
Hopefully the next version of Smart Match handling will be better.
WHY do I find people that have MY ancestors and I confirm that they are obviously related to me - and yet there is NO response?
From my experience, the vast majority don't. One thing I do is weed out multiple trees from the same person that all say the same thing and trees that haven't been updated in a long time, and ignore them. That gets the number down a lot.
Thank you very much, Eric and Landers for your input. And want a laugh, Eric? I think you are one of my smart matches LOL see if you have a BRYCE family tree confirmation? landers, I was really interested in knowing there is a new smart match upgrade on the way - all I can say is ROLL ON!! I have been feeling a tad overwhelmed with the sheer amount of smart matches I get - and I guess pretty annoyed at the amount of them that don't remotely match my entries or are one duplicate after another. Oh well - back to the blocking process Happy Olympics over there Eric and hurry up and send our summer back to Aussieland, landers!
it's noon here (cold and damp) and you should be sleeping peacefully in all the pouring rain? LOL Slim Dusty YUCK I have to be honest and admit I loathe C&W - specially aussie C&W (I find it very depressing) My son tells me I'm a messed up kid because of my birth - my dad was scots - my mum is english - I was born in england and raised in Australia! he says there is no hope for me lol Go to bed Eric lol
Jeg oplever at rigtig mange af de oplysninger andre har, er skjult som <Private> når jeg modtager smartmatch.
Jeg har nu i en periode skrevet tilbage til vedkommende og gjort dem opmærksom på problemet med at godkende et smartmatch, når en del oplysninger er skjult. De svar jeg får er, at de ikke har lavet begrænsninger og at de ikke kan gennemskue hvorfor nogle navne er skjult.
Jeg har gennemskuet at man skal huske at angive en person som død, selv om det vel skulle være ret enkelt programmæssigt, at angive alle personer født for mere end 120 år siden som døde.
Så, hvordan undgår man helt sikkert at ens personoplysninger bliver skjult.
I bland dyker “privata” profiler upp bland de Smart Matches som du mottar. I dessa Smart Matches finns det matchande information gömd bakom den “privata” fasaden. Det är därför som du fortfarande får dessa Smart Matches. Den matchande släktplatsen administratör kan enkelt åtgärda detta.
I just signed up for MyHeritage and I am investigating if this is the place where I want to safehouse and manage all my family records.
One of the most important things I look at is migration of data (import/export). For records like this where data intends to live basically forever, the product lifecycle becomes vital. Many things can happen. MyHeritage might go out of business (in X amount of years), I might want to host the data myself, I might want to choose another provider for whatever reason, etc etc. I would never put myself into a position where my family's data is kept hostage and all the invested time is locked in.
So I am very happy to see that you can easily export a family tree into the GEDCOM format and that you also can download an entire photo album (you even give us ZIP compression that takes CPU power). That's great!
However, I am looking for a service where my family members can contribute with precious meta data. A photo is not much without the context, and when my older family members have passed, I can't go back and ask them about a context for a photo again if that data would be lost or held hostage. But this kind of meta data doesn't seem to be possible to export? If so, where? I am talking about the tags, keywords and notes for photos. If there would be some way to export that as well that would be AWESOME!
"We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any content posted by you and/or any family site, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website and/or Service at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without any liability, financial or otherwise. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any family site at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without any liability, financial or otherwise, if we deem that the family site is in breach of this Agreement in any way."
Ok, I know you wouldn't just delete stuff without cause, but it could happen. So I prefer to take a personal backup once in a while.
I also thought about scanning my pages automatically once in a while to back it up, but then we have this:
"...systematically download content and data from or through the Website to make or populate another database for any purpose. Scraping, crawling and/or harvesting of any data and any pages from the Website without our explicit prior written consent is strictly prohibited."
Which means that I wouldn't be able to back it up that way either.
Veeery long monologue here, but the bottom line question is: How can I back up the meta data of photos?
Thank you for using our forum and thank you for your suggestions.
In your web tree can your comments be saved, if you choose to export your tree (Gedcom). It is done in the following way, if you click on one of the profiles in your web tree, then click on “edit profile”, and then “personal info”. The information you put there will be saved in a Gedcom file as notes.
Regarding photos and comments made on photography’s; these comments will not be saved when making exporting your tree. Though what you are suggesting is a very good idea.
Please remove this reminder option. It really is annoying. At this moment I really have no time to work on my tree. And I hate to receive reminders to evaluate their smart matches truely EVERY day.
I tried the ignore this family option, but that doesn't stop the annoying mails. I am about to quit using MyHeritage when this spam continues any longer without any option to blacklist annoying people!
I try to wait to send reminders to give people at least a few months to respond, but after that I feel they should take a look and send a reminder. A few months after that I might actually send an email, although While I have a lot of matches unconfirmed, and even more before I reset my matches(turning matches off and then restarting resets them), I have only sent one email. They never responded either even though they were still updating their tree every day. I have tried to ignore trees from any user that never confirmed before. Although all of this depends a bit on how often they update their tree. It's one thing if they haven't updated their tree in 6 months, I can assume that they aren't being active in the system at all, probably not even logging in, but if they are updating every day and still haven't checked the match in 6 months, I would defintely be willing to contact them. There needs to be a consistant way of making smart matches viable. Such that if a person turns smart matching off for themselves, we don't get a match for them either.
I do have to disagree and say that the reminder option is important to have. Maybe there could be a limit such as you can't remind someone until a certain amount of time has passed. Maybe you have to have confirmed a match 2-3 months before you can remind them to do the same.