I recently found contradictory information on Ancestry so painstakingly removed a whole line of people and their children and their parents. I have no idea who I originally got that information from but sent an e-mail to 2 people that are working on the same tree in MH to ask them where they had gotten that information. They have not answered my e-mail of a few weeks ago. Now, today I get a Discovery e-mail for the exact same people that I had removed. Is there any way I can prove those people right or wrong since it was way back in the 1700s? I'm not finding any of those people on any other genealogy website.
Yes, I also have seen Discovery having the wrong names of people with 0 verification by the people who posted it. I have communicated directly to those people with limited feedback and no changes to their trees. Lots of people do not verify their data and even sometimes will miss spell the names of the people, when you provide them with documented data, they will not change their trees. Selling a miss-managed data base is a good gig if you can get people to buy in.
The names could be misspelled because the census misspelled them. In my line, my GGGrandfather's surname was Peery however it's spelled Pery, Piery, Perry and Pey on different census. I'm getting more and more frustrated with MH and their Discovery Hub AND unbelievable number of Smart Matches of which I'm getting numerous repetitive matches from the exact same people about the exact same people. The more I confirm or reject, the more that come up to be confirmed. Lots of money spent for a year's subscription only to be constantly frustrated with MH.
Yes, I understand your concern and frustration. I sent them a copy of the headstone marker details and more data, then I received a Discovery, with the wrong spelling!!!! I do not like doing the flat out - rejections, I would like to work out the details with the people, facts/documents....however, if they are in agreement and then never fix their site/tree....what is one to do. I know there are like sites out there and I have been looking to see if others have this level of problems/issues.
I think they do have problems. I go to a LDS genealogy library near my home and we talk about the different sites all the time. #1 Answer is don't copy someone else's info unless they have legitimate sources. I've been doing nothing but rejecting Smart Matches since I replied to you a few hours ago:( Right now the best site and more accurate and FREE seems to be Family Search but then you don't have ALL these other people wanting to match with yours. I've been using the comparison of other trees on the individual Smart Matches. If there are enough that agree than I confirm. If there are only a few then I reject. Good luck!
No you do not have to be a LDS member to use their resources. I've been using it for years and now go to their local church library where quite a few of the volunteers are not members either. You know they are like the storage house for archival historical data. One thing I particularly like is some data is automatically filled in on your tree once you get started. One distant uncle's information is now going back to the year 169 and includes a lot of royalty!!! Yes I said 169! However, Family Search has pointed out several "mistakes" in that particular tree. I'm working on trying to figure it out. Just go to their website, establish a login and get started on your tree. As I understand it, if you are a LDS member, you automatically have a free membership to Ancestry. I go to the library because they have free access to many resources, including Ancestry. From what I can see, Ancestry is just as mixed up as MH and many others with entries from individuals who have not really checked thoroughly the information they post. One particular thing I'm having trouble with is children born after the mother died or born before the parents were born. Family Search flags that so you can research and fix it. One thing I do like about MH is the concensus that you can look at which might clear up doubts about a new Smart Match.
Good luck, Gordon. If you need any more help, I'll be glad to help. You might see if there's a LDS library near you.
Lots of good details in this post. I am in a city that has a boat load of resources, many LDS locations, however, some are identified as Private or I need to call to make an appointment. Are they open weekends or late? (any suggestions?). Have you ever used the feature to upload from MyHeritage into FamilySearch, using GEDCOM format? I am thinking about doing this as I currently have over 5000 entries.
No I haven't uploaded a Gedcom to Family Search...just started from scratch. You would look for a LDS church that has a library. The one near me is open several days a week, including Saturday and also has classes on Thursday night. I just loggedin and clicked on Help then clicked on Find Local Help and it lists three libraries near me. Clicked on one I haven't been to and it shows the hours of operation and more. I have to say some volunteers are very helpful and others not so much. You'll soon figure out who are the "experts".
I was thrilled to find the (new?) Discovery Hub function, because finally I could drop my FTB for Windows (I use a Mac, and the Mac portation is not very good).
And testing it, it seemed very intuitive and good, I added 25-35 people to my family tree in 5 minutes... But the, suddenly when I wanted to add more, the Discovery Hub presented me with a price for Premium Plus membership??? So this function is only for Premium Plus? While it is free using the FTB?? (almost the same)
I don't understand this. It seems like you are pressuring everyone to the Premium Plus plan? What about some cool functions like this for Premium? Maybe let Premium users have only 1 or 2 free Discovery Hub search and add's per day?
All MyHeritage users now have the opportunity to enjoy this feature to make instant family history discoveries. All first Discoveries will be free, with subsequent Discoveries requiring a PremiumPlus subscription. Discoveries will always be found and shown to you for free, but applying them to your tree in one click (after the first few Discoveries given for free) is what requires the subscription.
If you already have a PremiumPlus subscription, you'll be able to apply any number of Instant Discoveries you wish with no limits.
NOTE: Due to the technical reasons, Instant Discoveries will initially be available only for family trees having 25,000 or fewer individuals. After applying a Discovery, your tree will change, and hence new Discoveries will need to be recalculated. Once the re-calculation is complete, which may take between a few seconds to 24 hours, MyHeritage will offer you additional Discoveries.
I became a premium member in order to use the discovery hub and add familiy to my tree. But there is no no more discoverys - only smart matching! I accept all the smart matches but nothing is added to my tree.
What's is the point of smart matching? Does it add family to my tree?
With Premium Subscription you get both SmartMatching and Discovery Hub.
SmartMatching indicate you the person who is matching to the person in onother site. It helps you to find the sites with the trees which can extend your family tree. Another function - it let you to compare the persons data in your tree with person data in another tree and to transfer the selected data from that person to your person. Play around and you will get the point.
Discovery Hub is a tool which identify the possible extention of yout tree form another site and let you accept this extention automated way. If you do not find ny discoveries, it means that there is no possible extentions found.
mor details here: http://helpcenter.myheritage.com/Research/Instant-Discoveries/57038367/What-is-the-difference-between-Instant-Discoveries-and-Smart-Matches.htm
Hi and thanks for your reply.
I still don't understand; because in smart matches i found my grandfather. and this person i were aske to match with also had my grandfaters parents in his tree. Why can't i get those persons over in my tree?
This is a discovery ?!
Hi and thanks for your reply.
Let me ask agian, when using smart matches i find my grandfather and I find that someone have addes his parents in their familiytree.
How can I add my grandfathers parents into my tree? When i do "copy details" it only copies my grandfather. Do i have to put them i manually ?
Instant Discovery™ and Smart Matches are two different things.
An Instant Discovery™ is a "package" of family history information that you can apply in one click. If an individual in your family tree connects to a branch in another family tree, you'll be alerted about this and can then choose to add everyone in that branch (up to 40-50 people) to your tree, who is not already there, in one go, rather than manually add people one by one, and amend the data piece by piece.
A Smart Match online is a coincidence of a certain person in your family tree with the same person on some other MyHeritage user's tree. You can copy through Smart Matches the information pertaining to that person, such as birth and death dates, place, etc. Only information that is 'inside' the person's card. Not the relatives around it.
Ok, i was hoping it was possible to add relatives from smart match.. but why doesnt this come up as an instand discovery? I missing a lot of people here.
And also, what's the point i confirming smart matches? And why comfirm back? i add nothings to my tree. why should i use time on confirming smart matches?
i dag er der kommet 2 af hver person i alle mine godkendt smart match, dvs at hvor jeg igår havde 500 godkendte er der i dag 1000 godkendte det må være en fejl hos jer der gør at alle godkendte personer nu står 2 gange som godkendte , venligst ret fejlen