My wife has a different surname from me, and I have registered her with the correct surname, but never the less she is mentioned in recordmatches with my surname instead of her own, how can I correct this????
When I research a specific person, I see Family Search Family Tree as a result, but when I look at the actual records and details I don't always see a source listed. Is this being offered as a reliable source by MyHertiage? Can we rely on this as a reliable source?
The FamilySearch Family Trees are trees built by FamilySearch users.
When you look a the record itself, you can always see on the left side of the page the name of the collection where that record comes from. And on the bottom of the record information, you have a link for the FamilySearch website as well.
Important to note that the information is received by us, from different sources, but we reformatt it with the 'looks' of MyHeritage. Therefore, you always see the records results in a similar design, that is the MyHeritage design.
Moreover, when you save and extract that info to your tree, it will appear both on the Records section on the top part of the person's profile as well as on the source citations the information that that record comes from the FamilySearch collection.
I guess I was really asking about the reliability of the information given by family search trees since they do not alway have a source listed. After looking at more of them, I think it really falls into the same category of reliiability of trees posted by other individuals - you just have to see if they are sourced and if the source given is reliable.
Oh, yes, of course. The FamilySearch trees are created by users. It is different from FamilySearch collections of records.
The trees created by their users fall into the same category - as you said - of trees created by MyHeritage users. You can't be 100% sure always about the veracity and reliability of the information added by a user that you don't know and/or trust in his/her work.
ie a Record match would be a birth, marriage, or death record. Matching someone in another tree is NOT a record match. There really aren't many record to match on Myheritage, that's why Smart Match, and Tree Profiles counted as records in record match. You basically have to subscribe to Ancestry.com too, if you want access to a record.
When you find someone in a U.S. Census record, can you page backward and forward to other pages? So far I have not found a way to do that. It's useful for finding other familes, or obviously if the family starts on the previous page or continues onto the next page.
Unfortunately you are not able to view previous or next pages in the census records due to the record being specific to the person you are researching and that they would not appear on another page from that specific census record.
I am looking for information about the service as a Methodist Episcopal Minister by Jefferson Davis Cain, born 22 Sep 1863, married to Henrietta Louisa Boies 17 Sep 1884, and died 12 Aug 1931. I am hoping to find sources, detail, and stories about his service as a clergyman with the Methodist Church. The only reasonably reliable information I have is that near the end of his life he served as a minister in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in the state of Oregon.
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Hi can some one please tell me what records are actually available through MH as asking MH is a waste of time they just refer me to the subscription site, having been with ancestry for about 5 years and Genes Reunited prior to that I am looking for a site that will offer me access to WORLD records that include BDM, CENSUS, GRAVE RECORDS etc but just being told I would have smart matches does not tell me if it would smart match records from around the world or if I would have to pay for these records on top of the annual fee of joining MH any help or advice would be helpful thanks
I am interested in your plight- but ponder why you would switch from Ancestry and or Genes -- you must keep those active --
Many users leave heritage and migrate to Ancestry-- and You are going the other way---
Your comment on heritage (management) as a waste of time-- odd that you shou;d come to taht conclusion so quickly-- it took most of us aover a year to figure that out-- congratualtions.
and be wary of SMART matches-- thay are wrongly named and are filled with incomplete and duplicted records-- the TRUE smart match has been overshadowed by the hundreds and hundres of duplicated trees on heritage-- it seems that the guru's think that by having an organization with fift million users haveing 30 million trees- is a bonus-- if you look at smart matches you often (too often) get a match witha user who has six, eight perhaps TEN trees and you get sya 4o matches multiples by his ten trees-- thinking ytou have got 400 mtaches when in reality you have 40 and some of them are dubious.
I have just subscribed to MH Research and my very first subject highlighted an important lack in the system.
The lady's name is Jane Clyde Weir Medlow (Russell) so, guess what, eighty record matches, probably all from the United States, some for Jane Russell the film star; and I think for another lady of the same name.
I want the option to tell the system to please ignore information from the United States (or wherever).
I want to filter the information by country or by dates or whatever, preferably more than one criterion at a time.
I know my Jane was never in any other country, only Scotland and Australia.
If there already exists a filtering mechanism please tell me about it. I do NOT want the system to follow an automatic matching procedure, it's not working. I want to TELL it what to show.
It would take me nearly an hour to reject matches for this lady; probably none are about her. Let's say I have a couple of hundred similar matches, that is two weeks of full-time work, with more coming all the time.
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Okay, it seems that my previous comment was about the research heading of Newspapers and taking that into account I stand by what I said.
I have just spent some time with the next name, John Powell, and a promising UK census entry. Which could almost have been him except that his wife was born in County Cork, Ireland, and so was he.
The wife of the man in my tree was born in Wycheproof, Victoria, Australia, so I will reject the research match. But I would have liked the opportunity to put a note on the 'match' explaining that, so that no-one else makes the mistake that I nearly did. Which anyone could have done, not knowing the birthplace of the wife.
So, please, a place for comments, as we have in the SmartMatch system.....
P.S. It is just possible that it is the same man and his first wife died and the Wycheproof lady is his second wife... G
P.P.S. I would like to be able to 'reject all' record matches in a particular tree for a particular name.
I have rejected every match individually for my main tree and just want to click 'reject all' for the other tree. G.
Have to agree - typical American empire. Quite happy to take my money but apparently I and my entire family don't exist as I can find nothing about my Australian family at all. Can only find American records. Will be trying to get my money back and definitely won't be renewing my subscription
Is there any way to (temporarily) block sources of record matches ?
I find a lot of matches to Geni World Tree and Wikitree, and, to be blunt, do not trust either - I have found incorrect data in both (not MH's fault of course - the fault lies with whoever uploaded the wrong information in the first place). For example years of birth or death (that I have confirmed by looking at government BDM websites or have personal knowledge of) don't match those on those sites. I have found little information on those sites not already in my tree.
What I'd like is a list of all sources, with checkboxes about whether to include them in the record match display - that is, I'd like to "ignore" matches to the two sources named, and just look at others, for the time being.