Merging would be great as I have three medium to large sized tree's for my family alone with each containing several thousand individuals. I have myself in all three and one branch is for my ancestors, my wifes, and an uncle. It would be nice to merge these up with the extended family pages out there as well. The Familysearch website has already started using "Ancestral file numbers" and this would be a great start for MyHeritage to base these on...
I'm sorry. I don't remember how I started Smart Matches on here. I'm not very good with computer and was just lucky I found this place where I could put in my information and they do most of the work. Maybe you could ask the people who are in charge. Somewhere it says how to ask for Support from them, rather than just the people who are members. But the first thing I would do is try to delete the Smart Matches that you have and start from the beginnng again. They told me to "run Smart Matches again" . So I'm sure it can be done. I just have to find out how to do it also. :) I will reply again if I find the right place to go to start matching again.
I can still see old smart matchs via the smart match link. But new entries don't seem to be included, and the little symbol that used to show up next to the name in the actual tree have disappeared. Am I missing some update? Or is my tree broken..? Probably something I've done hehe. Thanks in advance for anyone who answers.
I do not believe that it is working anymore! Don't know why, but since the new version was released and I installed it, I cannot get a new list of "Smart Matches". Last one I received back was over a week ago.........
Matching just a single person and showing every match like that creates a lot of noice, if it was able to match more then one person in the tree to a different tree the signal to noice ratio would be much grater. I already have 3000 matches and i have only so fare added 270 people from my family tree. with this many matches it makes it near imposible to use them for any thing.
when viewing as tree the matching dosn't care if the relations are compleatly differn't in the two trees or if there birth and death dates are a total mis match.
It aslo seams to care alot more about gender and last name then the persons last name. This is a bit silly as girls ofthen change there last name when they marry, but rarly is the first name of a person changed, even when moving to a diffent contry.
heres an excample
Christian Hansen - Born: 1816 - Died: 1868
was matched with
Jens Jørgen Kristian Hansen - Died: Nov 13 1960
yes they share gender and last name but Jens is much more likly to be Christians son then the same person. no one has ever lived to be 144 as fare as i know and it is already established that Christian died in 1868 almost 100 years befor Jens!
I have several instances where there is intermarriage within the family..nothing incestuous but it results in the same person being listed more than once on my tree. Example: my ggma, Cora O'Guin, had a brother, Porter O'Guin, who was married several times, but two were to sisters who were Cora's stepdaughters. JD Gore was the girls' father but also Porter's brother-in-law.JD also had a son from a previous marriage, Elzie Gore, who married a divorced woman with children, one of whom was my father, making Elzie my dad's stepgrandfather and my mom's stepgrandfather. Is there any way that when we run into these situations we can toggle the previous listed individual into position so that it shows these additional relationships without having to re-enter the information? Also is there anyway we can specify the relationship of stepparent rather than adoptive parent?
Is there any way that when we run into these situations we can toggle the previous listed individual into position so that it shows these additional relationships without having to re-enter the information?