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 was using Smart Matching and finding numerouse matches as I have an extensive tree. It was working fine yesterday morning but last night it just quit. I know there were actual matches in the morning but didn't get to them before the sudden crash.
I keep getting the alert there are smart matches on my tree just like I did in the morning but when I go to Smart Matches I get "There are no SmartMatches for ..." I know these matches were there yesterday morning and I contacted one of the family tree owners (a cousin by marriage) and was told the tree is still active with no changes for 4 years.
I'm sorry as I know I have already posted once, but that post seems to have vanished.
I understand the dynamic nature of Smart Matches, but I'm not understanding why in the span of 2 hours my Smart Matches went from working to not working. My "Overview" tab still shows tons of matchs (627 for 114 people) but none of them work. When I go to the "Compare" tab every single one says "No Smart Matches for...." and I have clicked on everyone to be sure.
This feature is very cool and worked at 3 PM EST yesterday but did not work at 5 PM EST yesterday and hasn't worked since.
I read and understand that people who modify their trees can effect this feature, so I contacted one of the tree owners for a smart match that is no longer working (she is husband's cousin) and she assured me she hasn't touched her tree in 4 years. This makes me believe at the very least her matches should still work, right?
In addition, my posts on this forum seem to disappear immediately after I read the response and won't allow me to do additional replies.