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Smart Matches appear to be rather dumb.
Jack Lamphier
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I dont understand many of these Smart Matches. They often can have totally dissimilar names, both given and surname and in many times are 200 years different in thier dates of birth and or death, what gives??

 

Jack Lamphier

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RE: Smart Matches appear to be rather dumb.
Vickie Gibbons
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I have been having the same problem.  Good Lord, they don't even have the same name. 

Have to admit though, sometimes I do get a little tid bit of info.

Vickie Gibbons
Mustang, OK
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RE: Smart Matches appear to be rather dumb. [2]
Roberta
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I have the same problem, but it seems to only happen with my Swedish branch.  Here is an example:

Ingrid Emma Paulina Axelsson in your family tree was matched to: margareta elisabet Johansson, in a family tree of 234 people submitted by peter Arlekrans from Sweden, on MyHeritage site "Arlekrans Web Site". This family tree was last updated on Oct 26 2008.

The only thing remotely similar about those two names is the -son on the end, and  that's nearly universal in Swedish names!

 

When I click on the link, it doesn' t bring up the presumed match:

The table below lists a possible Smart Match™ for Ingrid Emma Paulina Axelsson. One additional Smart Match is not displayed due to strict matching settings.

  

Roberta
Edmonds, WA
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