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Copy relatives
Olav Bringedal
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I suggest a (premium ?) feature where you can copy relatives from a smart match. I have tired to illustrate it in the following attachment

 

Also it would be cool to have the details in the results as links. As it is now, the mouse pointer suggests it is, but it isnt. 

 

Thirdly: copy paste in the flash part of the tree is very sucky (shift insert/delete doesn't work for instance). The less Flash the better!

Olav Bringedal
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RE: Copy relatives
Lior Shaked
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Hi Olav,

Thanks for writing to us.

Regarding your first suggestion, please take a look at the following FAQ. I thin you may find it useful:

How do I copy information to my tree from online Smart Matches™?

 

 Thank you for the other suggestions. I will be sure to forward them to the appropriate department for consideration.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas as we do value such input from our users.

Best regards,

Lior

MyHeritage.com team

 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: Copy relatives [2]
Olav Bringedal
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Thank you, but my suggestion is not to copy DETAILS, but to copy RELATIVES,
Olav Bringedal
Norge
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RE: Copy relatives [3]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Olav,

Thanks for your suggestion.

Please note that you can merge Smart Matches for each person separately, or add the relatives to your tree manually.

 Best Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage.com team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: Copy relatives [4]
Olav Bringedal
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To get a smart match (which you need for a merge) you need more than a name, which is all that the parent smart match provides. Neither does it say whether the name is forename or surname which smart match seems to care about. The only way forward then is to try find someone with a reliable tree and compare the trees manually, which is to say it a bit careful; cumbersome

I have attached an image illustrating the problem. 

Olav Bringedal
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RE: Copy relatives [5]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Olav,

Thanks for your reply.

The reason that we don't have this option is mainly for security reasons, so that people don't copy whole trees and lots of information without permission. Like you said, if you want to copy relatives from a tree, you need to contact the owner of the site, request a membership and copy the details manually.

Best Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage.com team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: Copy relatives [6]
Olav Bringedal
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I don't completly buy that explaination. With the suggested feature, it just makes what is already possible easier. If you compare trees you dont need to request a membership to see the members (if the site is open). And if the site is open, why would we need permission?
Olav Bringedal
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RE: Copy relatives [7]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Olav,

I'm sorry that you don't agree with our policy.

Good luck with your family research! 

Best Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage.com team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: Copy relatives [8]
Ben Domenico
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I agree with Olav, 

The explanation for not allowing copying of relatives from matched trees does not explain the negative policy.  MyHeritage could enable the feature and make it's use contingent on mutual consent of the managers of both trees. 

The current policy makes the long lists of "smartmatches" pretty much a nuisance for me. 

-- Ben 

Ben Domenico
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RE: Copy relatives [9]
Aviv Ben-Arie
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Hi Ben,

Thank you for your input, we will take it in consideration as well.

Regards,

Aviv

MyHeritage.com Team  

Aviv Ben-Arie
Israel
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RE: Copy relatives [8]
Olav Bringedal
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Im sorry i couldnt phrase my suggestion in a way that was comprehensible. :)
Olav Bringedal
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RE: Copy relatives
Eric Dalton
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I agree
Eric Dalton
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RE: Copy relatives [2]
David del Coso
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Ancestry.com allows ou to copy relatives in a very easy way... I am very dissapointed myheritage.com doesnt... At least there should be a message or something telling you wich of our confirmed matches have extra information on direct ascendants... This system is not that smart at all.

 Best regards, David 

David del Coso
Spain
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RE: Copy relatives [3]
Eric Dalton
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I've thought about this more in the last two years since I wrote that, and I don't think that ancestry.com has such a great system after all. Because it's possible to add everyone on somebody else's tree, it's way too easy for a beginner to add junk and end up with a nonsense tree. Most of what is on ancestry.com is junk. They have good scanned documents, but they are just added along with everything else that isn't so good. Whatever else anybody thinks of myheritage, their trees look a lot better and make more sense. It wasn't until I transferred my tree to myheritage from ancestry, that I started seeing a lot of obvious errors. A lot of information has been transferred either directly or indirectly, and hasn't been corrected. I saw one "Product suggestion" on this forum where someone suggested that they correct the dating system because they had found ancestors born in "BC" times. NO ONE alive today can do that. Not me, not them, not even the Queen can do that.
Eric Dalton
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RE: Copy relatives [4]
Tom Gray
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Eric Dalton wrote:

Because it's possible to add everyone on somebody else's tree, it's way too easy for a beginner to add junk and end up with a nonsense tree.

Yes.  People copy without checking or investigating, so they copy ridiculous errors.  I've seen the same errors repeated again and again in trees that overlap with mine.   It's one of the reasons I don't pay much attention to smart matches, frankly.   I check out a match, think, "Well, that's wrong, that's innaccurate, I have better information than in that tree and I'm just getting out of here."  I won't confirm or deny.

I also see photos from my site repeated all over the place.  I don't mind sharing, but it's polite to ask rather than just take.

Tom Gray
Canada
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