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Michael Topp
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Hi I get smart matches where my person1 is matched with other person2 and my person2 is matched with other person1.

Another question is it possabile to filter the smart matches criteria so I can select all smart matches or confirmed matches , rejected matches or matches awaiting to have something done. 

 

Michael Topp
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RE: Cross matching
Eric Dalton
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Hi I get smart matches where my person1 is matched with other person2 and my person2 is matched with other person1.

 

I get that sort of thing too sometimes. Doesn't make any sense to me either. 

Eric Dalton
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RE: Cross matching [2]
Ilana Bierman
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Dear Eric,

First of all I would like to get the opportunity to say Thank you for taking the time to answer other users' questions and concerns. This is highly appreciated.

Regarding the Smart Matches, please note that there are several aspects that the Smart Matching algorithm takes in count when it is comparing two people in two different trees. The main aspects are: name, last name, date of birth, relatives, among others. This is why in some cases, the system matches two persons that are not the same. For example: two cousins with the same last name and place of birth, a father an a son with same name and last name, etc..

I recommend you to take in count the 'match quality' percentage which will indicate you if it is an exact match or if it is not exact.

Please note that we are currently working on a new and improved version of Smart Matching, that will allow better control over the info displayed.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly to support@myheritage.com for further comments or questions.

Again, thank you for writing in our forum.

Best Regards,

Ilana

Ilana Bierman
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RE: Cross matching [3]
Athol Geoffrey Stewart
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I have problems with this and the question is what do I do about it?

I have a Smart Match at the moment where the main person matches in every respect.

And in fact so do the details of all the individuals; and she has about twelve kids and ten siblings.

But two of her sons each have John in their name and the computer insists that Henry John (in the Smart Match sent to me) should match with John Francis in my tree. And vice versa to account for all the children, and of course that is wrong too.

I have rejected the entire match because (I guess, this is a bit of a mystery to me) these two will become linked/ merged together/ something like that in my tree. And because if others see that I have confirmed the match they will think everything in it is correct and they will rely on it when completing their own family history.

Should I have rejected the entire Smart Match? And does that mean that I have to check all the detail in a match before I confirm it?

Geoff

Athol Geoffrey Stewart
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RE: Cross matching [4]
Athol Geoffrey Stewart
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Athol Geoffrey Stewart wrote:

Okay, (in Family Tree Builder) I reviewed all the old (mostly previously confirmed by me!) and new Smart Matches for three Main Persons (each with their own entry and ID number in the List.)

They are all siblings in a family of ten children. The family includes (actual given names, in my original letter I used made up examples):

Stephen John, and John "Joseph";  William (who died in infancy), and William (who lived to old age); Sarah, who died in infancy, and Sarah "Sis" (who lived to old age).

And six others of no special interest here.

The Quality of Match percentage was good to high (mostly 73% upwards) and the Explanation box (link next to the percentage) usually showed "Brothers and Sisters, 10 Matching".  Probably I believed that when I compared and confirmed the first matches. But on reviewing fifty or more individual Smart Matches, person by person for the ten siblings, I rejected all but a handful of the Smart Matches because one or more of the individuals did not match those selected on my tree.

Common mismatches were Stephen John matched with John "Joseph", young Sarah matched with old Sarah "Sis", and young William matched with old William; or vice versa.

In several classic mismatches young William (say) in the Smart Match might have been matched with BOTH young William and Old William on my tree; or the same with the Sarahs. I wouldn't have thought that could happen!

It's been onerous but interesting.

Geoff

I have problems with this and the question is what do I do about it?

I have a Smart Match at the moment where the main person matches in every respect.

And in fact so do the details of all the individuals; and she has about twelve kids and ten siblings.

But two of her sons each have John in their name and the computer insists that Henry John (in the Smart Match sent to me) should match with John Francis in my tree. And vice versa to account for all the children, and of course that is wrong too.

I have rejected the entire match because (I guess, this is a bit of a mystery to me) these two will become linked/ merged together/ something like that in my tree. And because if others see that I have confirmed the match they will think everything in it is correct and they will rely on it when completing their own family history.

Should I have rejected the entire Smart Match? And does that mean that I have to check all the detail in a match before I confirm it?

Geoff

Athol Geoffrey Stewart
Australia
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RE: Cross matching [5]
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Dear Athol,

It is indeed strongly advised to check all details carefully before confirming a Smart Match.

Kind regards,

Michael

MyHeritage.com team 

 

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