In research on MH, I find people and relations that might someday fit into my family tree, but I am not ready to paste them in now. Is there a good way to save these interesting findings for further consideration?
What about saving such findings as separate trees? As you may create as many different trees as you want on your family site, I find this the best way to save information that might become useful some day.
I am sort of working on the same idea but in reverse.
I want to have a family tree that does not include people too remote from me, as a permanent record, and another to work on.
At the moment I have two trees. I started the second when I was worried about possibly losing some data because of some computer difficulties.
Like you I have a tree that includes many people I think might be related or might lead to people who are fairly closely related.
So. I will probably keep the second tree as the permanent Record. I will trim off the branches or twigs not wanted, and set THAT tree up so that no-one can alter it, and so it is not connected to Smart Matches etc.
I've used the discover hub a couple of times now, and for my needs, adds data from other trees more efficiently.
The issue I have is if there is multiple Discover Hub 'finds' for very differnt tree bracnhes, if I accept the first 'find' and return to the Discovery Hub link from the main page, the other 'finds' are gone for a few days.
Is Discovery Hub losing the additional matches until it recalculates?
An Instant Discovery™ is a "package" of family history information that you can apply in one click. If an individual in your family tree connects to a branch in another family tree, you'll be alerted about this and can then choose to add everyonein that branch (up to 40-50 people) to your tree, who is not already there, in one go, rather than manually add people one by one, and amend the data piece by piece.
Every Instant Discovery™ is based on a match, which is found by our Smart Matching™ technology, and we filter out incorrect matches automatically. Instant Discoveries™ complement Smart Matches™ in how the information is applied to the user's tree. With Smart Matches™, information is added to the tree one fact at a time, one person at a time, manually. With Instant Discoveries™ an entire branch can be copied in a single click, along with all facts, events and photos, and source citations are automatically created in the target tree to document exactly where the data came from. To protect the privacy of other users, Instant Discoveries™ never bring information on living people.
We've already processed millions of family trees on MyHeritage for Discoveries out of the 28 million existing trees added by our users, and found that more than 50% of the trees will enjoy one or more Discoveries! The success rate increases as your tree grows (for example, a tree with 100 individuals will enjoy at least one Discovery almost always, and often many more). Even if your tree isn't growing, the success rate will still increase each day as MyHeritage adds millions of records and profiles every day, collecting more data to compare against your tree.
World map of Discoveries
MyHeritage users around the world have already begun enjoying Discoveries and adding them to their trees. To get a feel for the great things people are discovering, we've created a fun interactive map, showing the users making Discoveries on MyHeritage around the world, almost in real-time. Click the image below to view the interactive map.
World map of Discoveries - click to view the interactive map now!
Notifications and the Discovery Hub™
MyHeritage users will soon receive email notifications about Instant Discoveries™. About once a week, users will be informed about the best Discovery we've found for them. Additionally, all Discoveries are accessible as of this week through our newly released Discovery Hub™. This new and easy-to-use section in family sites on MyHeritage, which is as innovative as the technology behind it, allows beginners and advanced genealogists alike to automate long manual processes and add new information in a few simple steps, using a beautiful and animated set of screens.
The new Discovery Hub™
In the coming few months, the Discovery Hub™ will evolve and pool all Instant Discoveries, Smart Matches and Record Matches in one place with easy-to-use functionality and new features, that are more than a year in the making, providing a full, rich platform for users to discover their family history using our technologies.
Getting Started with Instant Discoveries™
All pages on MyHeritage family sites now have a new menu for easier navigation. The menu now sports larger fonts that are easier to follow. A new "Discoveries" tab contains all areas related to family history discoveries such as Smart Matches, Record Matches, and the new Instant Discoveries™ through the Discovery Hub.
To access Instant Discoveries™ click the new "Discoveries" tab on your family site and select "Discovery Hub".
The new family site navigation
If a Discovery was found for you, click "View Discovery" to view its details. If not, add some more people to your tree so that a new Discovery will be found.
The Discoveries Hub™ page where you can view your best Discoveries
Note that the Discovery Hub shows you the best Discoveries found for you, and you can flip through the top ones if more than one is available, using the arrows provided.
The page also tells you where the Discovery was found. If it was found in another tree, it will tell you who manages it, and their country of residence.
Viewing a Discovery will display the match on which it is based, and you will be asked to confirm whether MyHeritage got it right. Click "Yes" if the person in your tree does seem to you to be the same person in the other tree or record.
Confirming the match upon which the Discovery is based
If you confirmed, you will then see the additional people that can be added to your tree, along with their names, relationship to your match, and their profile photos. Click "Add to my tree" to automatically add all this information directly to your family tree! We call this "Applying" an Instant Discovery™.
Click "Add to my Tree" to apply the Discovery
Alternatively, click "Reject Discovery" if you are not interested in applying it, or you now think that the match on which the Discovery is based, is incorrect.
When a Discovery is applied, your tree gains all available information about every individual: all names, events, dates, places, etc, and any photos tagged to that individual (including the profile photo).
Growing your tree
After applying a Discovery, you will be taken to your family tree where a message will summarize what has just taken place:
Confirmation of a Discovery applied to family tree
Your tree will be updated, showing you with "NEW" labels all the new people just added to your tree:
Family tree enriched with new information
The convenient "NEW" markers will remain for 15 minutes and will then go away.
You can now explore your tree and click on the new entries to view their profiles and see what info you've just gained about each individual. You will also begin receiving Smart Matches and Record Matches for those new entries, as well as additional Instant Discoveries™, so your tree will now expand even faster.
And when it brings backthe 'discoveries' they can be the ones you accepted previously. That is why I keep a list of the 'discoveries' I accept.
Also because I am cautious about accepting any form of bulk transfer without checking all details; by keeping a record I can have at least some oversight; a chance to review the close relations of the principal persin in the match.
How does one handle 2236 Smart Matches? I am over whelmed! A problem is that many researchers have two or three or more identical trees on their site and I get duplicate matches of the same names on the same owner's various duplicate trees. If I review all the mached names in one tree, I do not wish to review all of those same names (I am talking 30 to 60 names) again for each duplicate tree belonging to the same reseacher. What happens if I press the red X for the other duplicate trees of the same researcher even though the names would match if I wished to read the names all over and over again? The Smart Matches feature works well. The matches it makes are usually correct, but over and over and over the same names from the same researcher? On the same site? Please!
I would like a means of clearing out those hundreds of Smart Matches without having to click green check mark or red X mark. Then I could review new matches from other researchers.
I own and manage the site, and on this site are three trees that have me as a person/card in the tree. But my "card" in two trees is treated as just another living person. How do I make that card be me. How do I make it say "This is you"?
We do with the Photo Albums, we have an Album for Causes of Death. Called Causes of Death.
Within that album there are pictures representing in our case, wierd or extraordinary causes of death.
Got their head Chopped off or burned at the state....died of the Plauge ect...we put a representative Photo in the Causes of death album and when we find a wierd death by an ancestor we associiate a person to it.
There are a few in the family that really stand out over time.
This being my favorite on my Mother-in-Laws side;
Elizabeth of Anjou, d'Anjou (born Heiress of Vendomme)
Her husband Fulk had a violent, but also pious temperament, was partial to acts of extreme cruelty as well as penitence. In his most notorious act, he allegedly had his first wife, Elisabeth of Vendôme (c.970 - 999), burned at the stake in her wedding dress, after he discovered her in adultery with a farmer in December 999. On the other hand, he made four pilgrimages to the Holy Land in 1002, 1008, and 1038 and, in 1007, built the great abbey at Beaulieu-lès-Loches. As a result, historiography has this to say about him.
Fulk of Anjou, plunderer, murderer, robber, and swearer of false oaths, a truly terrifying character of fiendish cruelty, founded not one but two large abbeys. This Fulk was filled with unbridled passion, a temper directed to extremes. Whenever he had the slightest difference with a neighbor he rushed upon his lands, ravaging, pillaging, raping, and killing; nothing could stop him, least of all the commandments of God.
I guess that takes care of getting a divorce when the Church is agaist it. Just haul the Old Lady to town and burn her.
We associate the person to a Photo in the case of a wierd death, along with military service, battles, or Immigration, among other things. Like Riding Naked through town.
It makes the site more accessible to those that want to explore. Along with those doing research.
Then you can just go to a Photo Album Causes of Death and see who got their damm head chopped off, and from there you can go to the individual profile and see what for.
The Documented Immigration Photo Album also serves the same purpose, you can see who was on what ship, when each photo in that album is set to represent a different Crossing. Those ancestor are associated to a ship Icon if you will that were on.
Each Photo in the particual albums, represents an event, and we associate people to it.
We also have an Album for Historical Events;
We have a Photo in there that represents Revolutionary War Service. Now also in that Folder are individual battles fought during the revolution with a representative Picture. Like washington crossing the Deleware River to represent the battle of Trenton that we have all seen.
Those relatatives we find who were at that battle get associated to, the Event Revolutionary War first via picture, and then those that where at the Battle of Trenton get associated with that picture too. Those that simply served and commited treason and set on there butt, get no mention for combat but they still are related to participation in the Revolution Photo.
For instance; in there is also a represtative Photo for Valley Forge...those that were there get that distinction too.
We also in that File have WWII, WWI, all the Wars, Icon Photo's, and associate people to that event. By doing that you know who potentiallly you can do more research on.
When you have thousands of ancertors it's the only way to easily track down there lives.
Or who's files are yet incomplete.
Or who you can get back too...like I knew I had an ancestor accused of Being a Witch in Salem, then when I looked at the event picture; I remembered my 2nd cousin on my mothers side also had two on her mothers branch.
It's just a really good way to keep data organized.
It would be nice if Myheritage allowed user defined events in this manner then you coulld solve your problems. or breakup your tree as you see fit.