Having had no response to direct emails i thought the community might be able to help me. I joined the site among others with genuine intention of a longer term membership of one or maybe more of these sites, but it is nice to be able to see what you might get first rather than popups demanding money every step you take. So I instantly gave up on my heritage feeling it falsely advertised as having a free search. If i can't trust them this quickly why would i trust them later was my thinking.
Then i got a free trial premium membership and i thought 'great - I should be able to see how this site will work' - but alas, is exactly the same, i click on a name and popups demanding $10 just to look at the file. So if i do extend the membership presumably the popup will continue to demand $10 every time i want to look at a record?
I am only now trying again because a distant family member contacted me and in his message was the statement " I don’t know if you are familiar with MyHeritage but you can join and access the family tree without incurring a fee." Popups tell me i still have time on my premium membership but I still cant get past a search that gives me a name and i can't even check in anyway it is the correct record without paying presumably $10 per view.
Could cost me millions! Surely this is not the case and it is in fact me or a setting on my computer? Given my experience so far i don't expect myheritage to respond but if any members have had any experience like this and worked it out i would be so grateful for any help!
I have found errors on this site. How do you correct this information. The incorrect information for one of the errors appears to have been writen by who ever took the pictures at the grave sites, where they substituted "L" for "F". So now you have the last name Ford instead of the correct last name "Lord". This is just one of the errors I have found. I must admit this has left me wonderig how accurate the MyHeritage database is to begin with.
I am a graduate from China and i'm doing my masters dissertation about a chinese embassador to the US called Liang Cheng. I'm very happy to find some precious newspaper records in your website. However, it seems that i can only subscibe for 1 year to gain access. I wonder if there is any way for me to use these records for just a month.
MH doesn't do anything automatically; if and when you decide to update, you must go to their home site and download the new version. (But first, you should scan through all of the fora's Version 8 posts so you are aware of known problems!)
Hi, I just joined today and have started on my tree. I have 555 smart matches and 77 record matches now. I'm concerned, though, that by confirming the same person I will replace the info I have with the info somebody else has that may have several discrepancies or errors. Does confirming a match replace my info with theirs or just tell them that we have the same person in our trees?
I know there is more than one way to show married and maiden names; and I have no quarrel with that.
I use what to me is the common system.
An actual example from a SmartMatch is probably the easiest way to demonstrate this:
The main person is Mr. Richard Eastwood. And in the 'relations' is his wife, Elizabeth, born Wilcock.
And in my entry she is shown as Elizabeth Eastwood (born Wilcock).
So I show her full married name, with the maiden name in brackets. And because of the word "born", which would have been put in by the program because I do not insert it, it is impossible for anyone to be in doubt as to the exact meaning.
However, the site owner of the 'matching' tree must have her program set to show the full maiden name, with the married name in brackets.
so the actual entry looks like this; Elizabeth Wilcock (Eastwood)
And I have to think very hard, firstly to notice that the names are in a different order and then to figure out what it means; if I am not alert it looks as though a girl born Eastwood has married Mr. Wilcock and I may include it in my tree that way.
So could you (MH service people, who are very helpful and who watch the forum...) PLEASE use the word 'Born' in every case.
In the case of the "other" tree it would look like this: Elizabeth born Wilcock (Eastwood)
I am sure a lot of us have been confused not because the system is different but because it is not SHOWN to be different.
In fact a fundamental 'rule' in a 'matching' system has been breached; information is not shown in a 'matching' way (or in a such a way that there is certainty)
I can only agree. I would like a match to be shown the way I have selected it to be shown in my own tree to make it easier to compare my entry to the matching one.
However I have selected it to show married women with their maiden name since that is what their actual name was all their whole life in Sweden at the time. I have a problem with the other way around with some trees that only shows the married name because that could actually hide the fact that the wife had multiple marriges and I am not aware about the one that the match is showing and I can not tell if it is a match with just the married name and no parents.
The naming in Sweden was to take the fathers given name and add son or dotter to it for the son and doughter. This practice ended in the late part of the 1800s and we moved over to keep the fathers sirname as family name. It seems to be unknown even for some swedes whom are using the family name also for older generation.
I don't want to pay for expert help for this simple question. I was wondering if and when peple started stating the cause of death? Also if this information is availabe, where this information can be found?
I'm just wondering because I have been adding this information to my trees if I know it and I have several relatives that this information is missing for. I'm trying to determine if it is worth my time and effort, to try to do research for this infomation.
There is a big history of cancer and depression(some suicides) in one line of my family and I think it is important that other family members know this.
I think it is only of value in terms of your family story if you truly know the actual cause of death. Even reading the death certificate cannot suffice at times. For example, one of my relatives died of malpractice although she is listed as dying from sepsis (which of course was caused by the malpractice). The effect on the family was significant. Another died when a drunk driver hit his car. Again, of significance. But I know these facts only directly from the sources. The only relative I put "old age" as cause of death was my uncle who died at almost 101.