I'm working through record matches by people, and often find the same record reported twice or three times, particularly "England Marriages, 1538–1973", where I seem to get exactly the same thing, just listed 3 times. I've been going to each in turn (clicking the green tick takes you to the 'extract information' page even if you do not want to?) which takes up a lot of time. I don't want to leave two unticked as that means it will take me forever to get to those people with only 1 match. Is there a way to prevent this duplication or to accept the match without going to the 'extract information' page ?
I often look people up in a Certain Other Genealogy Program (because my wife is a member so I can...)
And sometimes they appear twice or more in any particular Index. Occasionally that is because of different spellings of the place name. A common example is North Hill in Cornwall, England; there is often another entry exactly the same but the place name is Northill.
It might be something to do with the calling of the Banns; which you would know about but (unless you apply for a Special Licence) notice has to be given in church maybe twice before the marriage; and each occasion would be recorded...
Note that we are constantly working on expanding our database of historical records, both within an existent country and also covering more countries and new collections. Therefore, I would recommend you to check SuperSearch and repeat your search once and again in the near future, and you may find something new that you didn't find today.
There are some members of my family tree who are/were quite prominent public figures, so there are lots of newspaper record matches for fairly trivial things which they did. If I accept the matches, then I will get a massive list of source evidence, but if I reject them, will it affect the matching algorithm and possibly lose me future matches which could be interesting?
I agree, the newspaper articles are worthless. I have a whole history in Kentucky and there are no articles. I have articles that my mother had dating back to the early 1900's and they aren't eve listd
Thanks for your response but my question is somewhat different. I am trying to understand the meaning of "reject". Does it mean
1) Smart Matching has made an incorrect match and should not make similar matches in the future OR
2) I am choosing not to accept it as extra data.
I know how to batch reject matches, but I am worried that doing so will mean that I get fewer smart matches in the future. In my case, if my family member has 200 newspaper articles, ten may be relevant (e.g. marriage, birth of children) but 190 may not be (e.g. attended a coffee morning).
When you 'reject' the SmartMatch then you are choosing not to accept the match as extra data. Unless ou eihter ignore the person or family tree that the said match is coming from then you will receive this match again due to it still being available from the family tree in question and the data within your family tree.
I am faced with having to deal with over 20K record matches. That borders on insurmountable. Is there a way for the system to go through and automatically grab/associate/extract all the matches that are clearly matches - i.e. name, date, places are exact matches.
Then present all those that are close matches in a format that I can just go through and say yes/no without having to bring up every record in detail? Those that I say yes to, then automatically extract the relevent data. Maybe give me a second option to agree and then see the detailed match?
Then let me deal with the rest with a more detailed examination.
What I'm trying to get down to is to not have to look at all 20K matches in detail. I'm looking at months worth of work, as it takes most of a minute to bring up the full record to do a line by line extraction even if all the data matches.
I would like to reject false record matches without additional payment. I dont have ancestry in USA, but there are some false record matches from federal census. When I choose to reject the match, there is just request for "data subscription" payment. I dont need it, for me it is obvious false match, I dont have to see the detail record.
You can change the accuracy settings of Record Matches in order not to receive anymore matches with low accuracy (which you called 'fake').
On the top of the Record Matches list you have the option "Volby filtrování", and you can change it to a very high accuracy pattern - move the sliding bar right to have all the stars yellow. That way you won't those matches any longer.
Important to notice that our Content Team is working constantly to add more content on the already existent collections, as well as adding new collections and broading the range of countries we cover. So, if you don't find a specific document right now, I suggest you to try it again in a near future.
If I have my language set to something other than English and visit a page on www.myheritage.com, it redirects me to the native language site. Is there any way to bypass this and say, no I want the english version without having to change my langage settings. It works in reverse, if my langauge is English, I can visite the Norwegien site all day long without any redirect back to English. Is there any way to specify lan=en in the url or something, some trick?
When I have numerous matches (20 ), I like to just view them as a list instead of going through each one. There is a button to "accept all" matches. I was wondering if there is a "reject all" function. Many times, I have matches that show up that don't apply (very low percentage matches). Is there a way to get a "reject all" button?
Unfortunately we do not have a rejct all button, however we do have several options available that will help you filter the results that you receive.
To read about this please take a look at the following link which is from our Help section all about SmartMatches. Here you will find a number of topics that you may find useful and help achieve your goal.
I recently posted family of my uncle. He had the two usual parents and 8 brothers and sisters but when I click on his family tree or anyone in his family, it only shows 2 maybe 3 brothers and sisters. Where are the others? How can I access them or did I just make a big OOPS?