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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.
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