actually the project im doing is for the state historical society and i am near the end of it, amassing data and filling in the gaps, as well as trying to connect some definite but distant genealogical dots. At this stage it seems I might have connected about all I can or want to.
I do think, however, my own personal genealogy could find a good home here. When I have time I plan to plug it in and see how it flies; and I like the compactness of the family tree charts.
I give a replay to another person with a similar problem, but thougt afterwards it was better to send my own question.
When I click on Smart Match™ (or something that leads to the same) it takes minutes before the program get through. It has not always been like this, but lately the problem is there most of the time. I can go and do some other work and get back again before it is finished.
Is there any thing wrong with the program?
PS! Thank you for your quick replay on my question earlier this month.
When I get a message of Smart Matches on another tree and I choose this Smart Matches to confirm them, it lately happens that the list is empty. The message says that I have i.e. 5 smart matshes in this three, but the list dont show them. To day this happened with all the smart matches I got.
Is there any thing wrong with the program?
I've made a print screen to show an example.
OOPS! After sending this message I went back to my Smart Matches and by now alle the Smart Matches with empty list that came to day are gone. But there is still one left, which has been there for a long time.
Fick i dag veta att man kopiera över sina nyfunna släktingar. Efter två år av knappande och drygt 1800 släktingar senare.....bättre sent än aldrig iochförsig. Men HUR gör man? Har försök läsa mig till det men klarar det inte.
Jag går in under Smart Match, klickar upp den första matchningen som ligger där, kan innehehålla 5-6 gubbar/gummor. Några har samma släktingar som jag, dem är det ju bara att godkänna, men de som inte har samma, som har några fler syskon eller barn, hur kopierar jag över dem???
Är det fler som har problem med att det tar sån evinnerlig tid att ladda upp matchningarna??
Jeg har gjort det slik at jeg har laget nye kort for de nye personene, etterpå har jeg kopiert flere opplysninger viss jeg har fått smart matches. (Velg "kopiere og endre".) Men man må jo alltid kontrollere kirkebøker o.l. først, så det er mye arbeid med det når det kommer til slike nye familiemedlemmer.
Spent på å høre om andre har bedre måter å gjøre det på.
Har akkurat lagt inn et spørsmål til MyHeritage om hvorfor det går så seint når jeg velger SmartMatch. Så såg jeg at du også hadde det problemet.
Ja man får vara litet försiktig med sådana extra-syskon. Det händer ibland att man får en matchning där både personen, föräldrarna och barnen stämmer, men där det hela ändå är fel, därför att det andra trädet bygger kopplingen på en alltför optimistiskt godkänd matchning med ett felaktigt inklämt extrasyskon, gjord i något tidigare led här på MH.
MyHeritage actually gives their users the choice to make use of several functions and one of these is the Smart Match™ function.
Smart matches are suggestions and consist of a possible match between two persons cards. MyHeritage offers their users a platform to “expand through sharing” and it is the responsibility of the webmasters, who receive the matches, to check this information and possibly discuss these with the other webmasters through this platform.
The SuperSearch is MyHeritage’s research tool that allows you to search in over 6 billion records from around the world such as birth, marriage, death, burial, census, military, immigration, yearbooks and other types of records, plus scans of original documents. SuperSearch also includes MyHeritage family trees, photos and members that are public – altogether more than one billion unique MyHeritage records from all countries of the world.
SuperSearch includes Record Matching Technology, which can find matching historical records automatically for your family tree.
And we also offer the Record Detective™. This is a new game-changing technology from MyHeritage, which provides users with many records, other records and tree profiles about the very same people. It is original and there is nothing quite like it in the industry. It doesn't replace manual research, but it can often help you save time and find relevant information you may never have found on your own.
If you have specific questions regarding certain Smart Matches in your tree please send an email with a direct link to the Smart Match to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Support Team will check the case.
For the past couple of weeks, I 've been trying to go through my smart matches. But four times I have given up because when I click either Ignore this person's tree or confirm all matches, it is taking about three to four minutes every time to complete the action. So, I give up and log out. Everything else seems to be working quickly, as usual, and I'm not have problems with any other program. Does anyone know why this is happening?
Something weird is going on. Maybe there are plumbers in the system, making things slow, as well as causing other strange events. I have been annoyed by all the false matches I get, for example with people born in different centuries or where gender is the only matching field etc. which I have been diligently rejecting in order to keep the field clear for finding the gold nuggets that still pop up.
The false matches seem to center on certain individuals, who get clusters of false matches. Finally I was curious who would be first to have more than 100 false matches; there was this guy who had had several batches of up to 40 false (and by me rejected) matches, so I checked in on him again (was it 86 or 94 rejected matches?) - and to my surprise he now had only his three confirmed matches and all the rejected matches are gone! Might be wise to stop spending click time rejecting those droves for the time being.
I understand you sometimes receive incorrect Smart Matches.
I apologize for the inconvenience, we are constantly working on improving the Smart Match System.
Regarding the rejected matches you are referring to, I would need to see a direct link to this match to understand what happened. I wrote you in a private email, since the link and the information probably contain personal information from your family tree which should not be posted here in the public forum in order to protect your privacy.
Speaking of "personal information" in Smart Matches, I have experienced matches which, in side-by-side viewing, show every field datum as <Private>. If the SM code can find data for all the fields to be presented, it should have the sense to realize that no comparison is possible and then just bag it.
I understand you sometimes receive Smart Matches, that do not match the individual in your tree exactly. We are currently working on improving the Smart Match system. I Can't make any promises about time frames for the release of this new system - there is still a lot to understand about the scope of the project before we can define and promise a time - but I thought you would be interested to know it's in the works.
Within the Family Tree Builder you can set criteria for Smart Matches in Family Tree Builder by clicking on "Tools" and on "Options" and choose "Smart matching".
Konrad, you will probably also get a canned answer in private email from staff, part of which says that they are working on a completely new system for the SmartMatches, they just cannot give any information about the planned release date.
So, waiting and hoping and meanwhile rejecting hundreds of false matches.
On the other hand, and to be fair (and no, I don't get any freebies) :
I have built my tree from around twenty to over five thousand, USING SMART MATCHES.
And I have built my wife's family tree from maybe twenty to nearly fifteen hundred, USING SMART MATCHES.
And I am currently working through my wife's tree for the sixth time, USING SMART MATCHES. Using just her tree, indexing by People and Last Name. Finding new people, new details, checking item by item.
So there is one happy experience.
PS You said 'Is there any places I can set up the Match criteria for my Family tree ,as : First Name, Surname, Places, Country ?'.
So, in more detail this is what I do;
At my left hand I have a notebook, A4 spiral bound or similar; I just use it to write down each name. I have two screens and on the right I have the web tree; set to Family Tree, Smart Matches, with my wife's tree selected at the little arrow on the top right; then I select People, Last Name, and the page (which I note in my book). And I just use the names in the web site, those that show 'matches to confirm' as an index to find the new names or names to be reviewed.
The left screen I have set to Smart Matches and this is where I make the changes using Family Tree Builder.
Konrad, See THIS FAQ to set the match criteria for the online tree. It doesn't give you very much control at all.
In Family Tree Builder, click the Help button and be sure you have downloaded the latest version of the Users Guide. Then go to p. 439, Configuring Smart Matching. It doesn't have much of an explanation (in fact, none at all!), but play with the settings. Set the First Name field to NO and set the Last Name field to Very strict, or Exact names only.
It's not entirely what we as users want, but this will get rid of some of the worst of your matches. It will possibly filter out some good matches, too, unfortunately. Back the settings off until you get a level of quality that is tolerable.
Eva, yes, we all look forward to the release of the New Improved Smart Matches (NISM) and hope that they live up to their name.
I'll take this opportunity to mention that Geoff does not simply merge the SMs but does due diligence and careful fact-checking before he incorporates them into his tree.
I hope the NISM incorporates your excellent suggestions, Geoff
Tom I put this here because you also had a couple of apposite (great word, I only learnt it a few years ago...) comments on the system; also so it becomes the last in the forum and people are more likely to read it...
It is a mystery to me why, when a post is deleted, it is ascribed to "Deleted Member".
I saw it a few times and thought,"Oh, golly, someone has been, if you will, drummed out of the regiment. In front of a full ceremonial parade, his sword broken across the knee of the regimental sergeant major and his insignia of rank and regiment ripped from his uniform... "
But I think it might mean 'We have deleted the post and the name of the writer has also been deleted'. Dull boring stuff, no slow, dramatic tap, tap, tap of the single side drum...
So why don't they SAY 'Member's NAME deleted" ?
Whichever way you read it, 'Deleted Member' is incorrect. He has not been killed! And he apparently has not been removed from the membership roll.