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...
MH sent an e-mail direct to me indicating that the duplicates and triplicates are coming from different sources, so they are not going to do anything about them for fear of losing information. Since the triplicates I've received have EXACTLY the same information, I replied and suggested that they do a merge/delete on their database, which suggestion was "passed on to the relevant department for cosideration".
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.