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Being a Dutch (NL) user of my hertage user I have intrested my USA relatives to join and update the tree where needed, with the Research tool of my heritage I found the my grandfather's father and so the search began we only knew until our grandfather and that he was Dutch know we know that:
The frisbee (the current one) is invented by a close relative family member
We might be Decendents of a Scotish king
We have german, dutch, and indonesian roots
We have found more distant Relatives and or relations in Denmark, Netherlands and might have in Indonesia, and USA
The best part is that starting around christmas(2008) until now(jan 2009) in not more Than a month we grew from 50 known relatives to 450 relatives by just searching online and using MyHeritage
I would like to tell everyone that within two weeks of publishing my first family tree a smart match resulted in me getting connected with a second cousin (not a Heritage member-a Rootswebber) who not only supplied much missing info for my tree but also photos of my grandfather and others. What a great day that was!
I sent a message to someone thru myheritage asking a question about a smartmatch. I was plesently surprised to receive a reply from her. Turns out we are distant cousins. She sent me tons of family info that I would not have found without smartmatch. In return I sent her some old family photos. We continue to stay in touch now thru email. Thank you for this wonderful service that has helped me find more relatives and to make a new friend. Sincerely, Sherry
Since I started genealogy searches over 12 years ago, and since joining MyHeritage only this spring, I have found many new relatives that I wouldn't have found otherwise using SmartMatches.
I do have one problem though...when I receive SmartMatches in my email, there are many times that when I click on a specific match ...it comes up with NO matches???
What is up with that?
I have had wonderful comments on my site as there are loads of photos of relatives, and that seems to be the best feature of my site. It is one thing to view lists of people and families, but to have a photo of the individuals makes it all the better.
I initially started my site with about 2700 people and now have over 4460 since June 2008..marvelous!