Starting yesterday, I have not been able to view anything in the newspaper archive. If I click on "full screen" I get a blank screen where the newpaper is supposed to be. If I try to download, I get an error, "XML Parsing Error: no element found." Thus, I have not been able to do any viewing of newspaper smart matches.
I currently have a PremiumPlus subscription and am trying to determine whether it is worth paying the extra A$120 for SuperSearch. When I click on the Research tab and enter some of my family names I get nil results although I have my tree on MH and know that numerous records exist. I can see many other records but not my own. Am I doing something wrong or expecting too much?
Forgive me, I am thinking with my typing finger...
Probably expecting too much; at this stage in the development of your family tree.
I looked at your site, and to me it seems:
that some of the names are a bit uncommon so would not be as easily found in a database;
the tree is small (there are not that many names), and many of the 'names' are "private" so for the purpose of connecting them with others from a database may not exist at all (though if the names are in your tree that may not apply); and a lot of the people come from Ireland so there may be less data available??
You are asking a lot of any 'people matching' system. For the moment.
So, what to do? If it were me I would probably stick with the PremiumPlus for a time, until you get a few more in your tree (and therefore the SuperSearch has more of a chance to be effective -- and cost-effective). Though it is not clear whether you already have SuperSearch; if so stick with it for the subscription period and by the end of that you will probably find it becoming very useful.
Look at the "private" people; do you really wish them to be un-named? All of them? If so, no problem but think about it...
Make sure you regularly check SmartMatches to see if you find new family. And as the tree grows it will grow faster.
Okay. For me SuperSearch is great. I joined it a few months ago and get heaps of information about family members and new people for the tree. Before that the system was developing and frankly not worth the cost.
I will check with you about whether some in your tree may be related to my wife...
I haven't changed any settings to make some names 'private', just accepted the default where details of living people are suppressed. Yes, the tree is only a couple of months old but there are 827 people in it and I would have thought that would be an adequate start. I get flooded with Smart Matches. Also I think that the names are pretty common in most cases, mostly of English origin. There is some Irish ancestry but in the minority. I haven't been able to do a search (to test the system) to find my own grandparents and they have very English names.
For the time being I'll stick with my present subscription as you suggest. I forgot to do the exchange rate correction for SuperSearch so it is actually about A$160.
I started my tree using SmartMatch but I was lucky to have a cousin in MH who had a large tree of my close relations. In fact that is why I joined. I could have got a gedcom tree from her but was a bit put off by the idea of the new (to me) system...
If you do not use Family Tree Builder you may find its Merge function in SmartMatches especially useful for adding the relations of family members in the Matches, and new details of people already in your tree. Although I use the online tree for matches and as an index
( click on Family tree/Smart Matches; choose the particular tree in the top right of the new screen, click on People, Last Name, and the number of the match I am up to, from a handwritten list)
I use FTB and Merge where I can see there are a few new family members. (I have FTB on my second screen, that is magic).
Have fun, it takes a while to get it rolling but after that there are hundreds of SmartMatches still unattended to...
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.