The same thing happened to me. I got matches immediately. It was really exciting. Every time I added another ancester as I was putting them in, more matches would appear, then I could only click on them once and you can't print them and now they all went away. It doesn't make sense that I could see them immediately after I had published but now I can't. I'm not interested in a membership until I understand what I'm getting and it was very disappointing. If the initial smart matches are just a teaser, then the suscription plan should say that because it looks uncredible with things disappearing like that.
I am looking into the situation that you are describing regarding your matches disappearing. It is possible that you had many matches with one tree that has since been deleted. I will investigate it further.
In the meantime, I see that on your site you have a family tree that was created online, and that you last edited on February 15th, and that you have new smart matches that are pending.
Please try waiting a few days before editing your tree again, at all, and this will hopefully bring you new matches within a few days.
Could I add a comment. I have not had any SmartMatches despite uploading a tree containing 102 people. However, if I understand your replies correctly every time I upload the tree it resets my position in the queue for smartmatches. Is that correct?
I FTB the "matches" page says that smart matches are curently being calculated by MyHeritage.com and says "please visit this page again shortly and click Update Now". I read this to mean that you have to click update now for the software (FTB) to check if there have been any SmartMatches found. However, clicking update now will result in the family tree being uploaded again to the site and (if I have read your comments correctly) putting me to the back of the queue again. So if I click update now every day to check if SmartMatches have been found (and in the process cause the tree to be uploaded) then I will never get my SmartMatches calculated because I will always be at the back of the queue.
Thanks Esther I now understand. However, just as feedback I would say that it is a bit ambigious in FTB and there is a potential implication that clicking "Update Now" is necessary to get SmartMatches or download them (whereas it resets your position in the queue and should therefore be avoided).
Also there is a time/date stamp issue with uploading (which you may be aware of and isn't serious). When I upload I think that the sysem says that the already uploaded version is newer and do I want to overwrite it. I think that this is because the site timestamps are based on a different time zone. Therefore if I uploaded a tree, do some more edits using FTB and then upload a second time the system thinks that the first version (uploaded to the site) is newer than the editted version on the PC. Does this make sense. Its only a minor issue but just thought that I would mention it.
In the genealogy centre you can search for a name in the existing family trees on the site. However, this can yield many results. If there any way to provide an "advanced" version of this site where you can specify a keyword or date (date of birth/death) that is used to narrow the seach down. I guess that this is what, in part, SmartMatches is doing. Therefore could I suggest that you make a seach tool available on the SmartMatch algorithm so that people can search themselves (avoiding the delay waiting for SmartMatch to provide results).
Thanks for looking into this. It would appear that when someone new first puts up a tree, that all the matches show up but it's set up that you can only click on them once, then they all disappear. I got so excited to see all those matches that extended back earlier than the extensive research that my mother had done before online research existed. And your prices are competitive so I was ready to sign up. Then when they all disappeared, it left me wondering if the original smart connections were just a teaser or if the site would be functional if I joined. I hope this gets fixed. I find this site really easy to naviagate for someone new at this but having the links all disappear was very disappointing.
I have read the discussion on disappearing green tags, and although some time has passed since this discussion has been running, some people might still be interested in this problem.
There has been a serious misunderstanding between the users and the support team. Users asked for the meaning of the green dots that appear immediately when you enter a profile and the system knows of a similar profile in a different tree. These dots diasppear as soon as you leave and re-enter the tree. To make them appear again, just do the following: click on the birthdate of the person in question, then make a click into the birthplace field, and finally click the enter button. That's all. You will see all the green tags re-appear, like magic.
The support does not appear to be aware of this function. This is the only explanation I see why they misinterpreted the questions and talked about the "Smart Matching" function that will produce a list of matches for several trees.
I hope this may help anybody browsing through this topic looking for an explanation for the miracle of the disappearing tags.
I had explained the logic behind why the green "ad hoc" Smart Matching icon disappears in earlier posts. Sorry I missed this post.
The reason you no longer see the green icon is because the code that runs the "ad-hoc" search doesn't yet know how to search names if they aren't being typed in. This means that when you come back to your tree the "ad-hoc" code runs on your tree looking for names like normal.
BUT It doesn't "see" the matches you typed previously because you aren't typing the name anymore. Due to this fact it doesn't "see" those matches and won't display the green icon.
That's the reason why the green icons reappear if you click on the birth date.
This is a limitation that we're working to fix right now.
I hope this makes sense. Let me know if I can offer a better explanation.
I'm wondering what's going on with this too. I understand how I would be put at the end of the queue for new matches to show up, but once a match is found, why does it disappear? It's very frustrating to only be able to look at potential matches once! I wanted to show one to a family member and when we went back it was no longer possible for either of us to view the match.
The same thing happened to me and I am still not totally clear what I should do. I have not used FTB, just created a tree on line. When I entered a new family branch, they were all matched immediately. The next day the green icons had disappeared. I sent an email message to MyHeritage, but received no reply. From reading the other queries and responses, I think that I should not make any changes for about a week and then see if the matches re-appear. But I'm not sure if just checking to see if the matches have re-appeared will again put me at the back of the queue. (Since I have not used FTB, I, like a previous poster, did not know what "publish" meant.) And like another poster, I am having doubts about paying for the service if this will continue to happen. Yes, it's very frustrating.
I have refrained from making changes and the icons fail to reappear. Since I have had 4-5 different matches, I find it unlikely that all the other users have deleted their trees after I have had the chance to view them once. I just want to say again this is a very disappointing glitch as I haven't been able to share the matches with other family members. We are definitely going to hold off on subscribing for a premium account until this is fixed.
I have waited for several days and re-imported my family tree still the smartmatches has not been processed. I have two individuals on my family tree now, but not sure how to make them the same. Smartmatches hasn't picked it up. Does the Premium edition also have same problems? How long should one wait before the smartmatches start working?
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You can research your family history using the following methods:
1. Use our specialized genealogy search engine MyHeritage.com Research, found here:http://www.myheritage.com/research. It utilizes a unique approach: each search that you run there, will be applied on 1,500 different genealogy databases and websites (including MyHeritage.com) and you will receive consolidated results. Each search takes time but will save you months of manual searches.
2. Use the MyHeritage.com Smart Matches feature. This unique feature compares your family tree to the millions of other family trees on MyHeritage.com and discovers family trees that match (overlap) your tree. This is found in the Family Tree > Smart Matches page of your family site, or in the Family Tree Builder software. If you are using Family Tree Builder, be sure to publish your family tree first as this increases the quality and quantity of your Smart Matches.
3. Use the Smart Research feature in Family Tree Builder (Premium feature). It will research your entire family tree automatically in more than 100 of the world's best genealogy websites and databases.
4. Submit a question to other genealogists on our genealogy forums, here:http://www.myheritage.com/genealogy-forums
Good luck with your research!
In our family tree software Family Tree Builder one of the Premium features allows you to automatically merge matches into your tree. (as opposed to manually copying the information)
If you are having problems with Smart Matching, kindly explain what happened and we'll help you. Please make sure to clarify whether the problem occurs in Family Tree Builder, on your family site, in an email that you received, etc.
If you need help learning how to use Smart Matching have a look at our Help section: http://www.myheritage.com/help/topics/smart-matching/en/