I guess what I don't understand is the difference between the ones you just haven't rejected/confirmed and ones you might mark "review for addtional research". Let's say you have received fifty smart match names with someone else's tree. You are going down the list of names. You have discovered that you can confirm that they all match except names 11 and 35. So you confirm the other forty-eight names and leave those other two names unmarked, if you do not know for sure that they do not conflict either. What is the difference between that and actually having another option for "review"?
I don't mean to be argumentative here. It would be fine with me if they implimented your suggestion. : )
I wish I had only 50 to go through. I have 695 matches. And most of those are only there because they happen to be the same gender and a similar spelling of their first name. ( a real waste of time ).
If there was a seperate folder for "further research", I could put possible matches into, I could work on researching and contacting website owners with questions, etc. (in between weeding out the "smart ?" matches)
Our new Check for Duplicates feature in Family Tree Builder runs a duplicates check on your family tree, locating individuals that may be duplicates. You can then edit your tree accordingly by clicking on the duplicated people to open their cards and edit their details.
Perhaps I can rephrase that. Why not use the same procedure you use for the 'step-by-step' merging of smart matches for the duplicates. Go through and choose which information will be merge; for example:
And after you forward it "to the appropriate department for consideration", what happens? Do they do anything, or do they just consider it and say, "No, we won't do that"?
I made the same suggestion myself quite early in my use of FTB, sent directly to email@example.com because I hadn't yet explored the forums. I've seen it here three times, so it's obviously a highly desired feature.
This particular thread was started 135 days (4.5 months) ago. Isn't four months enough time to not only consider but also act?
We're adding user requested features all the time. Many new features like the Tree Consistency Checker, To-Do Tasks and exporting custom reports to Excel in Family Tree Builder were added because users requested them.
The new mobile app and the upcoming HTML5 version of the family tree are a direct result of requests from MyHeritage members that want to use MyHeritage on their mobile devices and tablets.
Family Goal subscriptions that allow all the family site members to pitch in toward a Premium or Premium Plus subscription and soon to be released Calendar printing are all suggestions that came straight from our users.
If the feature you're looking for hasn't been implemented, it's not because we didn't hear you. We really are doing our best to find the balance between staying healthy as a business so we can continue to provide you with the services that we do, giving you as many new free services as we can and implementing as many user requested features as possible with the resources available to us.
Thanks, Rhianna. For me, the issue is seeing what strikes me as a good idea submitted several months ago on the forum, followed by a boilerplate (form letter) reply, then no followup at all.
When I submit an idea directly to support, you give a personal (not boilerplate) reply, which is great. It would be nice down the road if someone could eventually say, "Your idea will be implemented in build xxxx, thanks for the suggestion". Given the volume of work that's probably not likely to happen!
I was looking for a way to have a person's name written in both original and official/international language, but could not find how to do it. There can be many instances when a person has one name but is known under his or her psydoname or a name adapted to a different language, written in a different alphabet or missing original characters. I believe this would be a very useful feature for many users born or living in a multilingual environment...
The standard for family tree files is to save all first names (including middle names) in the same field. This is why there are no separate fields for alternate names online.
In our genealogy program, Family Tree Builder, you have the option to add to the information in a person's card several name fields and also to add names in two languages. However, they will not all display online, for the research purposes that you refer to.
Please note that our Smart Matches feature is able to translate and find results for names in other languages.
I have done this as follows: my husband's grandfather's name is recorded as Max Gorczalczany\ Garry; my father used several versions during his lifetime--Johan\ John Louis Muench\ Munch\ de Monch. Do NOT use the forward slash, for that will repeat the name endlessly for some reason. In FTB you can record when and where the name changes occurred.
You're right, there's Name Change in Facts, but it's not only the change of name I am talking about. Some people have different and interchangeable names their whole lives or the names that vary in spelling (for example, Aleksander/Alexander/Sasha or Robert/Bob). The practice is common on other social network websites, like Facebook. There you have "Alternate name" field where I could write my name in Cyrillics for whoever might look for me under my Russian name.
That's the opposite for me, I want as many relatives as possible to be able to add and edit information in the tree, and that's why it's of great importance that the relatives who don't understand Russian can still read the names. Writing all names in Latin alphabet does not solve the problem, because there are so many different ways of transliteration and "westernization" of slavic names...