I was just wondering if your invited members get access to your tree for free. When my relatives have tried to join mine they are directed to pay $20 per month whereas it was my understanding that only I needed to pay. I'm still trying to figure out how it works (not so well so far).
My mother's brother was married to my father's sister, making them "double" aunt & uncle to me. Also, their children are my double first cousins. I've tried connecting my aunt & uncle as existing people into both sides of the family, but I end up with my uncle showing as a duplicate, and when my aunt is connected, she shows as two separate partners for my uncle.
I set up my family tree site with a Premium subscription after seeing advertised that inviting family to participate in the site is free. When some cousins tried to access the site, they were asked to spend $20 per month for the privilege. I tried it myself with a second account (alternate e-mail) and got the same results.
These family tree sites look like a very good idea and an excellent way to share my info with family and ensurer my research results survive me, but I can't ask my relatives to each spend $120 for that! Am I missing something?
The SmartMatches and Record Matches are sent to each individual family tree regardless of whether they are WEB based, GEDCOM based or FTB based family trees.
We will not also match you to your own information as you already know this and instead you are matched to other trees records etc from other family site owners. If all the family trees are within one family site then you will receive individual matches specific to each family tree and you can not merge these into one another.
Should you receive a Smart or Record Match and you confirm this and receive another what would seem to be duplicated match however there is a little more information then you can merge the missing information into the profile that you already have.
To assist you with any questions you may have about Smart or Record matching, please take a look at the following two links which have within them many different frequently asked questions from our Help center.
With regards to the changing of family site ownership.
This can be done and we have done this on a number of occasions for several different reason. What would be needed from you (should you decide to want to make another family member or relative the owner of your family site) is to contact the support team and provide the registered MyHeritage email address of the family member you wish to transfer ownership to. Then the site ownership will be transferred over to them.
thank you for the links, I will read them carefully.
Regarding change of ownership.
The site is an asset which should be managed properly. At least I wish to prepare and maintain minimal documentation with Chapter "How to take over the ownership" .
In the case I wil initiate the transfer, I have no doubts, you will support the process. The question "how to" is for the situation if I am not capable (sick or dead) to initiate and process the transfer.
I wish MH to have WhitePater for that.
Kind of suggestion, if you would implement extended rights management Owner could assign (raise) another member to Owner, that's it.
I must agree with what Mr.stewart has written below.
We have been approached on a number of occasions (when the original family site/tree owner has unfortunately passed away) by either a family member or a lawyer that is acting on behalf of the family.
We also have other procedures in place that we use when a family site/tree has become inactive to ensure that the family site member and or family site managers are aware of this and what action would they like to take.
Interesting subject, given that we all must die; and that given the usual course of events and despite a certain amount of luck, some of us are probably much closer to that event than others.
If we take it as given that a family tree is an asset, surely the usual rules for distribution of assets in the case of death would apply.
So if My Heritage were advised of the death of a member, given satisfactory documentation of this and of the authority to act of the person acting as executor, ownership should be transferred as a matter of course, in accordance with the instructions of the executor.
And the happy outcome for the family is likely to be a new interest and enthusiasm for family history; and for MH, the tree continuing with a new owner, and possibly new members from that family; rather than a lost customer.
Everybody wins just by having procedures in place for what is both inevitable and a matter of complying with the law.
Am having a problem with an invite to a family member. I issued the invite to a cousin of mine 'Paul' but when I checked my site member page it lists his sister's name 'Dolores' instead. When I click on the new invited person's name 'Dolores' it display the sister's name under the heading of 'Paul'. The birthday info and the profile links actually refers to 'Paul' . Something isn't right. I've deleted both individuals and re-intered them but when I go about re-inviting my cousin 'Paul' again it identifies the new site member as his sister (Dolores) again. Bloody confusing. Any ideas as to what could be causing this mis-link? Thanks in advance.