I haven't had much time to look at the new record matches yet in detail but a few comments, suggestions
1) Do you really expect me to manually extract info from the match once you've found it for me? Makes no sense to me. I expect you , once I've confirmed a match, to attach it to the record. If it is hard data , like a death date, which conflicts with existing info, I expect you to ask me how to resolve this
2) In displaying the list of record matches, it would help greatly if you indicate how many of each i ahev already confirmed, rejected or are still waiting for review
First: Thank you so much for your comments. They are highly appreciated.
Please note that we are planning to add the option to automatically copy the Record Matches to the feature, but we have a little more work to do on the structure before we can make the switch.We will add the option in the next version of the Record Matchest to be released. For more information about what is comming next, I would like to recommend you to see the blog post:http://blog.myheritage.com/2012/09/introducing-record-matching/ specifically the section: "Enhancements on the way"
Thanks again for your suggestions. Please contact me for further comments or questions.
Thank you for the message. Yes, in a few months we will release a new family tree (based on HTML 5). If you have iPhone, iPad or Android - you can download our mobile app - and see moreless how it will be looks like.
We are also planning some changes - soon we will inform about it. Please follow our updates on the blog: http://blog.myheritage.com/.
I tried to install the app to take a look, but I suppos my OS on my phone is a little bit outdated, so it would not install. Anyway I took a look on Youtube and based on that video, the app does not include the feature to present the familly tree horizontal instead of vertical. It is even more suprising on an app, since these devices have smaller screens than laptops and stationary pc:s. If I were responsible for the development I would make sure that the screen is used as effective as possible.
Can you confirm that the alternative horizontal tree layout is something that will be provided in the next release of MyHeritage?
Thank you for the message. I am very sorry for the late response. I am not sure which tree layout you have in your mind? Please be aware that we are working on new tree in HTML 5 - and soon all our users will have the tree in HTML 5 only - simmilar to the mobile app tree. Could you please provide me an example of the layout you have in mind?
As you can se in an Ancestry family tree, having a tree where each generation is placed to the right of the younger one is a far more effective layout than having each generation on top of the other on the screen. I.e. to browse amongst the generations of a large tree in the first alternative is far easier, than to scroll sideways (or zoom in and out) and often have nothing but connection lines on the screen.
Thank you very much for the details. We are not Ancestry, and we have different products. I am sorry to say we do not have it at MyHeritage, however it is possible to create simmilar charts (but as PDF). Please check those details here: http://blog.myheritage.com/2010/11/part-two-a-guide-to-creating-family-tree-charts/ - I am sure you will find something for yourself. Kindly let me know if you have additional questions.
I know you are not Acestry, but as a software engineer for thirty some years I know that one have to develop ones product in line with the requirements and the wishes of the customers, otherwise they will abondon the product and choose the competitor.
The purpose of having a family tree presented on a screen is obviiously to browse around to different branches of the tree. Creating a PDF-chart is obviously not a very attractive alternativ for the use case we are talking about.
I would have hoped that your development team at least would give a reasonable argument why not to plan for such an obviously superior solution rather than come with the argument that "we are not Ancestry".
I have to respect that you have not any interest to meet this suggestion and of course I have to reconsider my options.
Thank you for the message and your suggestion. It is not that we ignore our customers needs, but we are evaluating each of them (our product managers are making the final decision). You need to be aware that we are not able to launch every customer suggestion. We are getting on daily basis planty of them. I added your suggestion to our users suggestions program. If I will see it is a plan to launch such layout I will let you immediately know.
Jeg har gennem tiden modtaget i tusindvis af smart matches og brugt alt for meget tid på at afvise slægt, som på ingen måde kunne matches, mit spørgsmål er, kan systemet ikke se forske på, f. eks. Rasmus Knudsen og Knud Rasmussen eller kan man justerer i systemet så man kun modtager når navnet matcher f. eks. Rasmus Knudsen = Rasmus Knudsen. Det vil reducerer arbejdet med at gennemse ikke brugbar slægt, og vil øge interessen for at søge i MYHeritage hvis man kun modtager brugbar smart matches.
Vi arbejder på forbedringer til Smart kampe fra selve grundlaget for funktionen. Vi vil foretage ændringer for at tillade en langt højere grad af nøjagtighed af kampe samt matchende på grundlag af mange flere kriterium. Dette skulle reducere antallet af falske positive resultater, du modtager, og returnere højere kvalitet, mere relevante kampe til dig.
Dette er en væsentlig ændring, så jeg håber du vil forstå, at det vil tage nogen tid, men vi forstår behovet for denne ændring, og arbejder på det så hurtigt som vi kan.
I apologize for the automatic translation.
We are working on improvements to Smart Matches from the very foundations of the feature. We will be making changes to allow a much higher level of accuracy of matches as well as matching on the basis of many more criterion. This should reduce the number of false positive matches you receive and return higher quality, more relevant matches to you.
This is a major change so I hope you will understand that it will take some time, but we understand the need for this change and are working on it as quickly as we can.
I didn't see this idea anywhere (I didn't look much either).
How about the ability for the software to make "Need Lists".
When you decide to populate certain fields, like birthdate/place, death date/place, occupation, etc., You set up a Need List menu with those fields.
Then the software figures out for what people you still need to fill in those fields for, and can put out a list by person, or branch (a person and their direct ancestors/descendents). Then you can print or e-mail those lists to your relatives, and they can fill in the details that they know about (for themselves and/or their direct branch).
Or these lists can just be used by yourself, so that you know what to look for, without having to look at each persons details all the time.
I also have some approximate dates in some fields, and it should still recognize that you need an exact date for those.
I have reseantly been forced (economical) to change my windows to a opensource (ubuntu) Operation System, but now i cant run, my heritage any more, is there anyone that got a solution for this problem? Or is there a patch on the way?
Hope to hear from someone, soon, my mail is, email@example.com
I was just wanting to inquire about the "slideshow" option in the menu at the top of the screen when viewing online family trees in "classic view". I"ve noticed that for at least the past two years it has says "coming soon" when clicked on. Will this feature ever be completed?
The 'Classic' view is a very old format that we stopped developing a few years ago. This means that it is missing very important and useful features, and many fixes that we made (for example the profile pages, name display format and more).
The 'Modern' view is our newer and supported online tree editor. I strongly suggest that you switch to work in this view.
If you choose to stay with the 'Classic' view you should keep in mind that there are many features and fixes that will not be included.
The 'Slideshow' option is currently available from the Photos section.
It appears that the need for "step" relationships has been recognized and asked for for a number of years. Given that my wife and I both have children from previous marriages, it was one of the first things I tried. It was disappointing that this very common situation has not been addressed.
As step-parents with good relationships with our former spouses it would feel disrepectful to show our step-children as "adopted", or "natural". Neither is true. Yet there is a strong and valid relationship as step-parents.
I understand the argument that a step-child is not a true blood descendant in a family tree, but then again, neither is a husband or wife of a descendant.
Your software is good, easy to use and easy to understand. It seems to do most things well (certainly that I need it for anyway). I would absolutely consider upgrading to the premium edition but not without a "step" relationship facillity.
We understand that the "step" relationship is important for many of our users.
I see that you mentioned it, but I just want to make it clear to others that will read the post: It is possible to add children from previous marriages, the only limit that they we don't have the "step-child" or "step-parent" relation.
We are aware of the request and it is being considered.
I hope that the "step" relations will be supported in the near future.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has a standard for the writing of calendar dates in all numeric form (ISO 2014-1976). The standard, also set out in Australian Standard (1120-1978) specifies a descending order of year(four digits) month and day. For example 19870810 a hyphen or space may be used between year and month, and between month and day: 1987-08-10 or 1987 08 10 . The form you use Oct. 10 1987 is North American and is not natural in say, Australia and Great Britain. Offering this alternative form of presentation would be great improvement to some users of your programme.