Vad menar du? SmartMatch har inget med "include files" att göta. SmartMatch ger dig bara upplysningar om, OM det finns en match mellan en person i ditt släktträd och samma person inågon annans träd. Kan du utveckla lite bättre vad du menar så skall vi se om vi inte får till det.
Jag tror han menade att han försökte inkludera en bild i den tidigare posten som skulle förklara vad han menade. Men det går väl fortfarande inte att göra det fast det varit så länge nu.
När det gäller procenten så kan jag bara hålla med. Ibland verkar könet vara det enda som är samma på personerna som jämförs och kan få rätt höga procent men jag tror att även tomma fält i båda personerna genererar procent så inga barn, partner eller syskon kan då ge rätt mycket procent.
As a relative newcomer to MyHeritage, I am trying to determine the point of "Smart Matching"
If I find a match which appears to be clearly the same person as in my tree, there is usually less information shown on the match than in my tree - what, therefore, is the point of "confirming" a smart match?
Also, I have found a family which is clearly the same as one in my tree, but with an addtiional child, for example, or a birth date I do not have. Why would I add that to my tree if it may well be incorrect - when I checked under the "Sources" tab, all I have seen as a source is "Smart Match" - that is as useless as Member Tree as a source on Ancestry. Sending an e-mail to the tree manger for each and every source is a bit much, I think, as some people say that they have thousands of Smart Matches!
So, can anyone explain the benefit of confirming a Smart Match?
Hi Craig- did you end up with an answer to your question "Why Smart Matching?" I have spent about an hour trying to find the answer on the forums.. I agree with you.. I now have hundreds of SM and most of the data is not sourced, and the trees seem to have less information than I do.. so what is the point? I started messaging the tree owners and now I seem to be linked to all these family trees that are quite irrelevant - although there must be one common ancestor somewhere.. I joined to get decent Record Matches but maybe Ancestry is better despite the cost.
I usually dont add anything from Smart Matches. However I use them as ideas of how to go on in my research. If I have a family that is matched to somebody elses family, and there is an additional child, I can then check if this is true. Sometimes it is and sometimes its not. Old Church books can be hard to read for modern people and families can be mixed by mistakes or family members can be missed.
The main thing for all researchers is to remember to add source for their finds. That help others to deside if the info is correct or not.
I have in the beginning of my research just added the people with birth/death dates/places without sources but now I have started to update my direct ancesters with the full chain of info from birth to death with sources. I hope the source info will help others to deside if my person is the same as their and that my info can benifit to their research.
Anders, I'm with you here :-) I have some 4000 SmartMatches I have not had the time to check yet. Most of the SmartMatches I h-a-v-e confirmed contain less information than my own. However, I have learned pretty quickly who other researchers give credible data, and who don't, and will add from someone I trust!
In general I hope that my work (that I have spent a lot of time and efford veriyfying and uploading here, will be helpful to someone else just because of the SmartMatches. What is the point of research, if one is not to share it???
But I'm definitely tweeking the standards also on my own work, to go back and add more sources on cards, especially the ones I have struggled with, thinking they might be difficult for others later too. And moving forward, I know that I will be adding more and more sources now, than I did in the beginning.
And I'll eventullay work my way through those waiting SmartMatches, thinking I want to contribute to the hive mind ;-)
We are happy with My heritage without upgrading. But we are getting people who make smart match errors that are just patently silly. Granddad who died in the 1940's has been erroneously matched in Austalia to a wife of the same name but is dated in the 1850's. That is just plain dopey but we cannot offer info to anyone without upgrading. And we are happy with the system without needed to expand.
I have had some problems with my tree, some was deleted, some was copied, the Sync didn't work and I ended up with nothing but trouble. But with help from the support team, I now have a "new tree", and everything is in order again...
....Or so I thought... All my Smart Matches are gone!!
I realise something like that might happen, because my tree now has a new name, but will they come back??
I have already informed my Site Members that my Smart Matches were reset, and that they probably would get a lot of matches from me to confirm in the future, but nothing happens.....
Will I get the Smart Matches back???
I will happily confirm every one of them, just bring them back, please
And thanks again for your previous help, and for a fantastic site and program,
Our friend from MH is right, they will return. Only problem is, if the same thing happens to you as happened to me, you will have to go back and re-confirm every smart match you've already confirmed or rejected in the past. You're lucky if you only have 460 persons in your tree when this happened. I have over 8,000 in my tree and I lost months having to reconfirm matches. Maybe an update has corrected this bug. I hope so for your sake. Good luck.
They have come back, all of them, and while I only have 460 people in my tree, it's still 1600 smart matches. And yes, i have had to re-confirm them all. But compared to your amount, that is next to nothing, so to speak.
But it was my own mistakes that brought this mess around, so I am just grateful that my site is working again.
Glad to hear you're back on track. By the way, my mother was born in Holloseby, Denmark in 1910 and came to America in 1914, through Ellis Island. I have no idea how she ended up in Texas? Her name was Christine Dorine Johansen at birth. I was just curious to know if that is anywhere close to where you live? Have a great day.
I can't find the town Holloseby anywhere, but I see we have a town called Holløse By, in the northern part of the island Zealand in Denmark (Sjælland)....is that the one?
I live in the opposite end of Denmark, in the southern part of Jutland (Jylland), just 5 km from the german border.
But if you need help to research your mother or other relatives in Denmark, feel free to ask, and I will see what I can do. The danish archives have been great at putting records online, and there is still more to come.
I have corrected the spelling of Hollose. Thanks. I'm afraid I know very little about mom's family. Her parents died when she was only three and she and her four sisters were all adopted by three other families. Mom was adopted by a family named Hansen, who were distant relatives of her parents, the Johansens. Anyway, it was very kind of you to offer. If I find any new info on her that will give me even a hint to her parents' names, etc., I'll keep your offer in mind. Have a great day and Happy Hunting!
I did some digging, and there are several possibilities for Holløse By:
Sorø County, Øster Flakkebjerg Township, Gunderslev Parish - Place name: Holløse
Holbæk County, Merløse Township, Kvanløse Parish - Place name: Holløse
Holbæk County, Merløse Township, Søstrup Parish - Place name: Holløse
Frederiksborg County, Holby Township, Vejby Parish - Place name: Holløse
All of them are located on Sjælland (Zealand), but the last one, Vejby Parish, is in the northern part, and is still there today. I did a quick search on "danish family search", and there were Johansens living in all of the above. But your mothers name didn't come up. I looked through the church books in all parishes, but her name was not there. But perhaps she was just baptised in a nearby parish.
I hope this can give you some clues as to where to look, and help you on your way.
The cost of the site. I am a non paying member which I will remain to be until "Dumb Matches are removed. My Heritage wants me to pay for the privalege of sorting out their Dumb matches that clutter my site. I dont thinks. Some members who are paying expect me to accept their matches , but I am not going to pay so that they can be happy and share in my 40 years of rsearch. The site should pay me for information and agreeing to Smart or otherwise matches.
Hi Steve, the challenge of this site for me is the supposed "Smart Matches" which are in fact "Dumb Matches" and the site/programs inability to deal with people with a single name. Many of my NZ ancestors only had a single name and now they are shown as "Unknown Bill" or "Bill Unknown" instead of Bill (a theoretical example). I think that it is disrespectful to refer to them as "Unknown" because they are well known to their descendants.
I am a relative neophyte but I do have a vision.It is of a grand, worldwide system that connects all of the main data of all countries.One stop shopping.But because it is so vast, it also contains software that, with a few clicks, you can see a schematic map of where you have visited (e.g. Demark, Torslev parish registers, 1868-1882, record 9-13-22-68) and with another click the search terms you used (e.g. Niels, Niels Peter, Christian, Niels Christian).The problem is that it all becomes a big blurr after a while and you start searching at random wasting you time in places you've already exhausted.
Another nice bit would be if the software was able to tell when you land on the very best match in the megasystem, even if it is not an exact match, and automatically inserts the information in your family tree.