After you confirm a match, it will stil wait for confirmation by the other site manager.
Once both of you approve it, you can link the two trees, and start a conversation over the match.
Noam / MyHeritage Team
I am using Family Tree Builder. If I want to "link the two trees, and start a conversation over the match", how EXACTLY do I do that? We are talking here about instruction "for Dummies", please consider me computer illiterate.
And if I succeed in starting this discussion, can I/ we use the web page to make any changes we agree upon?
And will this innovation interact with Family Tree Builder? Or will stuff have to be transcribed manually?
This feature currently only exists online, and not in Family Tree Builder. We will add it to FTB in one of the future versions.
What you can do now, is publish your tree to your family site, and in your family site (you can get to it from FTB by using Publishing > My Sites > go to my site) go to the Family Tree > Smart Matches page.
Here you will be able to confirm matches and send emails to other site managers, who will confirm them back. You will then be able to converse over the match, and see the details in the other tree. You can also ask to be a member in the other family site.
Changes to your tree cannot be made online, as an FTB tree is only editable in FTB. This too will change in the next version we release.
Thank you, Noam, you have answered around half of my question.
If I have information on the web site (from this interaction with others, from on-line smartmatching which is apparently more advanced and user-friendly than with FBT; or whatever other information);
HOW do I get it into Family Tree Builder? Copy and paste? Screenshots (which I have heard of but have little idea of how it is done) ?? Look at it on one screen and re-type into the other?! (Yes I have two WIDE screens which is fantastic for this work).
And when do you think the new version of the software (web and FBT if that is what it takes) might be available, for better synchronisation?
Yes, you will need to user Copy & Paste to add new text to FTB.If you get a new photo through a Smart Match, you can copy it to your online tree using the copy photo interface online, but it will not sync to your FTB. If you decide that you want it in FTB as well, you can download it from your website, and add it to FTB. You will then have to delete the photo from your family site to prevent duplication upon the next publishing.To download a photo from the site, go to the Photos page, click on the relevant photo, and then click on the Download button.All this is very cumbersome, but we are already working hard on FTB 7.0 which will feature a full sync between FTB and the family site. I can't give you an exact date, but I estimate its release in about 6 - 7 months.
Does anyone else feel more exposed with the new smart matching feature showing all our family photos to anyone who matches, even remotely, to our family members??
I am a bit upset at this new feature, as I have all my photo albums locked on "private", so only my site members can access them, and now, very personal photos are 'out there' for anyone to copy.
I want to be be able to tag people in my photos, so without opting out of smartmatching altogether, how can MyHeritage resolve this issue please?
from an unhappy customer :(
........later added.........Oops! Silly me.....didn't realise I had an option to stop site managers from copying images within smartmatching. I have now turned off that option. Sorry MyHeritage, I lost my cool too quick. I am really enjoying the smart match makeover. It is a huge help. Thanks for your efforts to get it working so well.
Can you clarify the contradiction here as I'm still not clear what you intend to do. Part of the post reads, "Mutually confirming a match creates a virtual link between the corresponding profiles across family trees. In the future we plan to show these links in the trees and allow you to jump conveniently from a profile in your tree to another tree with which you have mutually confirmed matches, and we'll add other visual enhancements to allow navigation in a mega-tree of confirmed matches. Judging from the amazing pace of new confirmations that we are seeing (approx. half a million confirmations in the first 2 days since we introduced this), the users of MyHeritage.com are now building what could arguably be the world's largest family tree very quickly, by forming confirmed connections between the 680 million profiles in their 17 million family trees. We'll keep you posted on our blog as to the pace of growth of this gigantic mega-tree."
"It does NOT merge profiles, and it does NOT cause two family trees to become fused into one. We are against that. We believe that users on MyHeritage.com should remain the owners of their tree, in full control of their own tree, always able to export or delete it, and without anyone else coming unexpectedly to modify its data. MyHeritage.com has another competitor that is building a big tree by luring users into merging their profiles with other people.... There is no "single truth" and trees must not be forced to merge if there are differences of opinion, every user should be at liberty to pick what data they want to add to their tree, from the research of others."
People invited to my tree can update it. I am no longer the single owner. Yet your matching will never merge the trees in to one so that a match can reveal lots of other people in another tree, to my own. Matched trees and subsequent invited users will be a part of BOTH trees, not a single larger tree, requiring that the user then start updating both trees. Is that correct?
Forgive me for trying to be so clear it's just rather confusing. Contradicting your post, when it comes to family, there is only a single truth - people can't have a difference of opinion about an ancestor - you either are or are not related. I see what you are trying to ensure, control, privacy, etc. but Smart Matching seems to still only give you access to more/better data than what you might already have while preventing collaboration on a single tree of related parties.
I see for basic subscribers (lots of moikreni and dynastree subscribers) this disables email contact with members you have never contacted before. So for someone to contact me about a smartmatch, they have to be a paying member. They have to pay myheritage to see my data. Looks like I will be turning smart matching off...
It is weird. As a basic subscriber we are allowed to copy another members data, but we cannot contact them?