I don't understand why a match is given at any percentage if the name of the person, the birthdate and the death date are so totally different it's obvious at a glance it's not the same person. I'm getting a lot of these type "matches" and it takes time to "reject" each one, etc. I'd rather be dealing with low percentage matches on the actual same person than wading through all the totally obvious rejects.
Maybe instead of buying FamilyLink, MyHeritage should have spent the money instead for more development teams to work on all these complaints (eg Stupid Matches, clunky interface, no de-duplicating online etc)!
thank you for your feedback. Please be aware that the matches are done by program (and program need also some algorithm), you are right the perscenage should not be given (in case where match is totally wrong) - however our program need some index - and at the moment we can nothing to do about it. However, we will forward your feedback to our technical department - maybe in future we will be able to solve it. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
At least in my case I think this problem mainly comes from the use of multiple last names. Where a person is called by multiplae last names, all but one is actually a middle name, but with no box for middle name, it's entered in the first name box. The SM then think all these persons have the same first name since at least one of the first names are the same. Especially where we use the fathers first name as a last name like hans(sen), Gudrun(sdotter) and John(sen).