I would like to see the inclusion of a clickable icon between the parents of a family in the Online Family Tree, the same as the desktop Family Tree Builder.
As it is now, the online version of my family tree cannot display the status of a relationship.
If you are unsure of what I mean, please look at this Help article, which has screenshots of the Online Tree, and the desktop Family Tree Builder. The desktop version has a small icon, such as a wedding ring. When clicked on, more information regarding that relationship is accessible.
I would like to be able to do this on the online version as well.
I'm just digging through my Smart Matches. Unfortunately, I can see more and more from different family sites x-times the same familytree with exact the identical matches over and over again. I'm loosing slowly the motivation to check & click this matches and I began to kick this familytrees into the 'ignore'-bin.
It looks like many users don't realize, what an overhead they produce with this kind of creative version handling of their familytrees. It's really hard if You want to work with Smart Matches seriously.
It would be very useful, I think, if MH/Support/etc. write an info to the user community about this problematic.
I have at least one site with eight trees but he is reliable; I can confidently check the first tree and if it is right I just confirm the rest. But I had one with maybe sixteen and she made a lot of mistakes. Certainly they are a pain.
I think the issue is made because people do not understand that when they add or maodify a tree and then SAVE AS- it becomes a extra tree. I think some users are unsure if they save the NEW tree then the OLD tree has gone. So for saftey sake thay generate another tree with just a few changes.
If they saved OVER the old tree then only one tree would exixt.
There are many users who have trees numbered Trial1 trial2 or Test1 and Test2 and obvioulsy have not got a clue and sadly myheritage will not intervene - even in a role as mentor or advisor. I think myheritage COULD be more pro-active in preventing users form haveing more than one tree BUT could issue " premission: if the user could define a reason for more trees and was legitimate and not a repeat after repeat.
It would be a much more productive and uselfull resource if we could all be more attuned to the wider comunity and prevent the overwhelming passion for duplicated trees.
MyHeritage provides people with a platform to enter their family history to which we are also aware that people sometimes create duplicate family trees that can inturn provide you with many SmartMatch results however they are all the same information.
In this situation there are two options that you may try.
1. Ignore the family tree that you are being matches against by going to Family Tree > Smart Matches™. Sort the matches ‘By family trees’ (this is the default setting). View the matches that you have with a specific site. Next to each person’s name, you will see the ‘Review match’ option, which will take you to the Smart Match™. Below the match is a link to the consensus page for all of the matches for that individual.
Above the list of all the matches is the option to ‘Ignore this tree’:
2. Contact the site manager from which the matches are coming and notify them of their possibly innocent mistake and that it might be an idea to delete one or more of their duplicated family tree's.
Within the Help centre there are links to show how to delete the family tree's from both the online family web site and also the Family Tree Builder Software.
I hope this has proven useful information to you all and should you have any further inquiries, problems or questions then please contact us at support@MyHeritage.com and we will be only too happy to help.
In regard to the explanation by Team member Dean.- I think you expressed the situation extremely well.
The difficult thing (from experience) is that if you attempt to contact the user who may have ,in error, published duplicate data- and that user is no longer a valid subscriber, then the contact attempt is futile.
I would like to see MH take a more responsible attitude when circumstances like this occur, and MH should either annotate the file as - misleading, duplicated, and or user - now defunct, so although his.her data might remain, the possibilty of contact is negative and a lot of time wasted just waiting for a reply the cannot ever arrive.
Genealogy is a frustrating hobby - but could be more productive if the resources lke smart match were better managed by the only prople who can manage- the MH team.
When I see the list of "attributes" for a person on the consensus page the are many times when I can see that many of the suggestions are for another person because of the dates and/or relatives. I would like to click on one of those fields and get a page with only the records for that subset. This would allow me to confirm or deny all the records with a given set of dates or parents/wives etc.
We now have a new technology called "Record Detective™", It is the first technology of its kind to automatically extend the paper trail from a single historical record to other related records and family tree connections.
Record Detective™ generates new leads and discoveries by turning a single record into a door to more. For example, a record discovered in MyHeritage’s digital archive, SuperSearch, will now automatically include a summary of additional records and individuals in family trees relating to it, providing new information and clues to take your research to new directions.
Record Detective™ essentially turns historical records into smart objects that determine which people they are about, and it automatically conducts additional research about those people. Historical records are invaluable to everyone interested in their family history. With over 4 billion records available, MyHeritage provides a wealth of documents enabling you to make exciting discoveries.
You can learn more about any record or profile provided by the Record Detective™by hovering over its thumbnail. The summary will show a confidence score, ranging from a half star to five stars, indicating the likelihood that the historical record correctly belongs to the associated individual. Click the name of the record or person, which are links, to view them in more detail.
Hover the mouse on the record’s thumbnail to reveal a tooltip with a detailed summary of the record and the confidence score of this find according to the Record Detective™.
That feature has nothing to do with my suggestion concerning the SmartMatch Consensus page.
I oft times get 50 or 60 matches for one individule. The smartmatch function many times will try to match with 2 or more OBVISOULY different people. The birthdates are 50 years apart, the names of the parents are different etc.
I currently look to see whether there are more correct matches of more mismatches.
I then go through each entry and only confirm the good ones or deny the bad ones.
I then group deny or confirm all to take care of the rest.
If there are questionable matches then I must research them before I can continue.
If I could select the subset of records with the obviously wrong birth date or obviously wrong set of parents and deny them as a group, then select the subset with the obviously correct data and confirm them as a group then I could concentrate my research on the ones that are left.
This would increase my speed and accuracy and decrease my fustration and irritation with a function that needs LOTS of improvement.
Hi, I've tried working out how to do this and I can't so I post this in the hope that someone can advise me, or failing that to request it as a feature:
I know I can set up past events, e.g. military action at <place> on <date> for someone in my tree, but what I'd really like to do is enable that event as an anniversary event, similar to birthdays and wedding anniversaries. Obviously the 'floating balloons' image probably wouldn't be appropriate, but I'd like to be able to remind the family members who look at my tree that on date <X>, this relative was wounded in action, or killed in action, or whatever. Particularly with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW1 less than a year away, I will have several such events to mark, and I'd like for people to get notice of those as and when they come up.
You can create an "event" in your website. Just click on the events > family events option. At the right upper side you need to click on the blue " create an event" option. There will not be any symbol next to the event placed and the members of your website will get a notice before the actual event.
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I tried using that method, and although it allows me to set up a family event, I can't set the year to be earlier than 2011 (obviously it's intended for arranging family reunions and the like). Not only that, but there's no option for making it a recurring event, in the way that a birthday or a wedding anniversary would naturally be.
In the calendar menu it looks as though I can in theory enable up death anniversaries - this might potentially work for the obvious situations, but unfortunately it's an 'all-or-none' option, and I wouldn't want anniversaries of recent deaths to be shown, for the obvious reason.
I think it would be a really useful feature if, when creating an event, there was a check box to tick if one required the specific event to be an annual anniversary.
Thank you for your posts here on the forum and for your suggestion.
This is a nice suggestion however this is somewhat impossible to do as what you wish pertains to a specific event in history and not directly to a person in your family tree.
The events are created for only people in a family tree as the system can use Birth/Wedding/Death dates etc in order to produce the event and then this can therefore become an annually recurring event within the calender producing reminders both in the family tree home page and within the family tree itself.
I don't really understand why this cannot be seen as a specific event for a specific person in my tree? Yes, it's historic but then so are his birth and marriage.
Obviously WW1, for example, is a world event, affecting millions of people in different ways. I don't wish to have an anniversary that is 'outbreak of WW1'. I am however able to define an event against a single person in my tree (e.g. my grandfather) which relates to a specific thing which happened to him, e.g. 'wounded in action'. That specific event is unique to him, in the same way that his birth and his marriage are. It is a personal event, which to my mind is worthy of marking annually. I wouldn't expect this to happen for all personal events, hence my suggestion of a check-box on the event.
And it gave me an idea for my blog: This Month in the Gray Family History. Each month, I could pick out three or four events and develop them a bit. Heck, I could do one a week for different family branches.
I'll have to check to see if there is some easy way to sort everything by date... back in a minute...
Timeline report is for a single individual. Guess if I did timelines for half a dozen key family members, i could pull from those. But might miss some fun stuff that way.
Aha, Custom Report. Darn, won't include any of my Custom Facts. Grrr. Still, once it's in my spreadsheet, I can easily find all instances of Nov. then pick and choose a few for the blog. Hmm, got to sort by each date field...
Not as easy as I'd like it to be, but still workable. Check the blog from time to time to see it when it's finished.
If a person comes in two different family tree and this person is linked together with a Smart Match (confirmed by both their parts) should be the person's profiles also merged. Everything I update about this person in my tree should be updated in all the trees where this person is.
Moreover, it should be possible to link all family trees on MyHeritage with Genis world tree or creating a world tree on MyHeritage.
Another missing feature is the ability to see how many blood relatives a person has. If the person has 13 blood relatives in the family tree, this should be written on their profile, as it's on Geni.