Smart matches are NOT record matches, they are profile Matches, a profile match can be made without records....so the whole idea behind them is garabage. IF you want records you have to also join Ancestry.com
This is just another way to display Trees, more friendly then Ancestry...for sharing. But there are no records here really.
Beyond the Census, there's nothing here.
And the proof in point is you need to access another tree, Wiki, Geni to get anything, beyound that you need to go to Ancesty.com to get the records that built those trees. YOU can't build a tree HERE based on records from HERE. YOU need to access another tree that was built on Ancesrty.com Records.
Truth Hurts, delete all my posts, but you have to ask yourself first, what the hell are we doing?
One of the best physical record sources we ever had was find a grave, and you can't give that too us, because ancestry.com bought it, before then you were getting it for free, and giving it to us for a fee.
I have all of my setting off, I have closed and deleted all my albums, and I don't know how people are still getting my photo's. I guess when they smartmatch it gives them my photos even though I have locked this feature off. Can you suggest what I can do to further stop this from happening. Thanks Linda
Yes, I understand what you are saying. However, people who are not even related in anyway are coping your photos, and by the way some even get paid to do so on the internet, that becomes a problem. Go into the internet, I have even found my own and my parents on the internet. That is wrong!
I am no longer a paying member of MyHeritage, but my Rootsweb showed a match and I checked it with the idea of maybe rejoining. Not going to happen. The individual on MyHeritage is shown as married to his niece (my great-grandmother) with a really screwed up list of children. If this can be fixed, please tell me where to write and I will submit the correct info. I can't see paying a subscription to correct someone else's mistake.
I must disagree. I am receiveing Smart matches like 129 matches to 27 indivuals. This comes from a number of different trees. So you are telling me EVERYONE of these site owners moved or deleted their data at the same time? Not likely. I would like to know what is causing this.
I am quite sure that it does not happen due to a mass deletion of multiple users at the same time and your thinking is correct.
It can also happen each time a family tree owner edits the family tree and re-publishes the edited version of the tree, thus re-starting the calculation process for the SmartMatches. Multiple edits and publishing of the tree causes a stop/start calculation process which will inturn effect matching family tree's and the owners results.
I trust this has helped explain the process a litte further for you.
The Smart Match hits I'm getting now don't have a means of copying data that my tree is missing. What ever happened to that feature, and why should I go to all the trouble of confirming matches when I cannot profit from the time and effort?