Sometimes users cerate new sites mistakenly. We can tell that they are mistakes because there are no new members invited to the site, and there are no trees on the site. This is why we automatically deleted this site.
It still shows on your MySites page, as that page takes a few days to be updated.
Hi Esther, as I said "I did not create this site" someone used my log in name and created the site but the main thing that makes me wonder is it was deleted the same day would a hacker have access to create then delete on the same day?
Same thing happened to me and was told I must have done SOMETHING (several possibilities were offered, none of which I did) and was told to just delete it, which I did. It must be this new kid they hired. There is one person who has at least 30 sites, which, unfortunately, have a couple of smart matches with mine. I alerted this person, but he so far has done nothing about it, so I just clicked 'Ignore this tree' in the choices.
I guess people have a good reasoon for having all those different trees, but it's hard to believe it is important enough to make it that complicated. I think the people who do that, and the people who have 300,000 names on one tree, many of which are repeated, are both trying to do the same thing. I am just not sure what. This is why I do everything online. I do research in FTB, but that generally isn't very helpful. Pretty much everything it catches I have already seen or just leads to ancestry.com.
I have researched every single person on our family tree as carefully as possible and never add anybody from any other tree without verification whenever possible or using common sense--I never just copy or import! I use the FTB because I won't let anyone else mess with the information or the format. I am very suspicious of very large trees: the information is frequently wrong and at least sloppy. I have seen trees as large as 500,000 people! How can you possibly do any verification or even know what you've got?
Just recently I have not been able to open the photo/video pages. the message 'Loading' comes up but just sits there not doing anything. Yet i can upload new pictures and these come up on the home page to say they have been loaded but cannot see them on the photos page...Has anyone out there had this happen to them and if so what was the fix? i have load the latest version of Flash player for MAC and still no difference.....very annoying ...!
I'm having a similar problem. I can import the pictures, but they fail to load or copy. The funny thing is a couple of my pictures loaded just fine, but the others fail to load out of the same batch. Yes, this is extremely annoying. I'm running windows 7 on a new computer and I've just update Windows. Any idea what is causing this. Also I was getting a run time error and could not get the software to open, but updating Windows seems to have taken care of that.
How do you connect one person to two family trees. We have several 2nd and 3rd cousin marriages. Since family trees were already built, how do we connect someone and show them as a spouse when a marriage is discovered to an existing tree
I find it annoying that the default setting for showing women's last names is to show the father of their children's last name. To change this I had to search through Help topics to find out how to do it.
This seems to assume that 1. The man & the women were married when they had kids, and 2. The woman took the man's last name when they got married. In the 21st century this should NOT be the default setting.
This didn't happen only in the 21st century - just had such a situation in the 1800's where the woman and man did not marry, he was the father of all her children and mentioned them in his will, but they used the mother's surname. The man had two other marriages, the woman had one previous marriage, and some records list her with children with all three diferent surnames. Very confusing to say the least!
I have noticed one family tree with the same family name as mine (Loomer) that has a pattern of inaccurate data -- and I mean obviously so. Each member of the family dies at the age of seventy. They are born at two-year intervals.
Because we share the same family name, I already have some of the data for these ancestors, and I know this person's data is WRONG. This kind of garbage threatens to corrupt a lot of family trees if we use Smart Match.
Has anyone else had experience with a site user like this? What if anything did you do about it? It certainly seems like sabotage to me, and with a tree with ovre 7,300 records, I do NOT wish to rebuild from scratch.
Thanks for responding. Since I wrote I also came across another family tree where many (but not all) of the death dates were 100 years after the birth -- the birth years were fine, but i happened to know some of the death dates, and they weren't 100 years after. it just makes me more careful looking at other people's data. i won't even look anymore at the first one i found screwed up.
My own problem has to do with marking people as deceased (with no death dates). My family has a great gift for longevity, and I want to assume family members are alive (on the tree, anyway) until I hear otherwise. I end up getting a few notes from family members who tell me their uncle passed away twenty years ago when MyHeritage is still generating birthday notices for him. Anyone have a solution for that? I give people the benefit of the doubt up to age one hundred, but a few of my family members live past 100, too!
Ran accross this again in searching for something else. Were you able to satisfy your concerns? I personally would not give the benefit of the doubt past the age of 100 even in your case where you say some people in your family do live past that age. If you find out for certain that a person is still alive you can always change their status from dead to living.
That may or may not be intentional, especially on the level of the particualar tree involved. Yes, there is a lot of obvious junk that someone started at the beginning, probably as a joke which has been copied by everyone who comes in contact with it. Another genealogy website, which shall remain anonymous, has a way of copying info without even looking at it. It's easy to see how everyone got the same ridiculous info. A lot of them have the same person at the same place on the same tree(Three Johns being born to the same father like John 1 being born in Jan, John 2 being born in March of the same year, and John 3 being born the December before them both. Even if the dates are wrong, the likelyhood of the same parents having three sons named John is rather slim in my opinion. Not just repeated elsewhere, but on the very same line. Others have obvious mistakes like having parents dying before the child was even born, or a person in the tree having dates two or three hundred years different from their siblings. Others have Jesus or King Arthur as ancestors. I think I even saw a tree which went back to Adam and Eve. All photocopied from the very same origin. It pays to really keep an eye out on family trees websites like this one. Even info placed with the best intentions that looks right may still be wrong.