I agree! Today, as many times before, I recieved about 30 "smart" matches that had absolutely no comparence to the names in my family tree. For instance I was told that "Erik Lundin" was a smart match for "Lars Andreasson". Even if one is not familiar with the language ,everbody can see that there is not even one letter in the same place in these two names. I don´t understand how this matching technique works!
Yes my problem is with Smart Matching. I don´t know what else information I can send you.
I wrote: "as many times before, I recieved about 30 "smart" matches that had absolutely no comparence to the names in my family tree. For instance I was told that "Erik Lundin" was a smart match for "Lars Andreasson". Even if one is not familiar with the language ,everbody can see that there is not even one letter in the same place in these two names. I don´t understand how this matching technique works!
My question still is: How can your program suggest that Erik Lundin is a smart match for Lars Andreasson?
I'm having huge problems with the Smart matching too. Working properly, it would be an immensly valuable tool, but as it is I recieve emails every week that several people in my family tree have been matched with up to a thousand(!!) other random people, with no common denominator whatsoever... (the screenshot of Per Larsson and Anders Jacobsen is only one example). Changing the settings for the Smart Matcher does not seem to have any effect at all (it even seems to change back on it's own). This is turning into a major annoyance for me! My tree contains more than 500 people and is growing steadily. If the Smart Matching tool worked properly I would seriously concider upgrading to premium, but as it is now I have no reason to believe this is worth the money.
I am also wondering wether changes in the Display-options in the Tools-menu should be permanent? I keep making changes to the way my tree should be displayed (show age, for example), but every time I open the program it is back to the original settings...
I have a new computer and want to transfer all my months of hard work over to the new one. I downloaded a new family tree builder and transfered my tree over but it dosen't have the smart matches. I tried to run the smart match on the whole tree but nothing happened. please help me. I have a premium account on the site. thanks Pat
sorry for being a bit stupid but why does this sites smart matching match my relatives with people born 250 years later or born on different continents who i know for a fact have absolutely nothing to do with my tree . i have not had one smartmatch that actually matches a george ball b. notts 1779 from about 60 smartmatches.all i am saying is this site site doesnt need to send a match unless it actually matches with a specific search criteria
The last step of manually merging a smartmatch is to decide if a citation should be added. I always want to add a citation if new information was merged, but the citation should be attached to each updated fact or name. The only time that a MyHeritage family tree citation should be added at the Person level is when a new person is added and all the information came from this one source. From a genealogy research standpoint, it is very important to track sources at the fact level because each fact could have come from a different source, with a different level of confidence.
An even better option would be to allow me (the user) to choose during the merge process whether to add a citation to each changed fact, or to add a general citation. Same is true with notes for an individual fact versus a general Person level note.
Also, when the merge process adds a new citation source, it should assure that "MyHeritage.com" is cited as the Repository.