'We found a Record Match for your 1st cousin 3 times removed, Thomas Chester Ansdell, in the collection Compilation of Published Sources.'
OK - except it doesn't relate to Thomas Chester Ansdell; it relates to his father, Richard Ansdell. And it dates back to the same year Thomas Chester Ansdell was born.
It's a list of members of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1846 session. The name Ansdell, Richard appears on the list, along with an address which makes him identifiable to me. However the Record Match program has failed to neatly pick this up. Instead it's taken his surname Ansdell; the town name Chester (from 2 other member's addresses) and the Christian name Thomas, which is the first name of seven of the other members on the list, to come up with the name 'Thomas Chester Ansdell' - which, of course, doesn't appear as a person's name anywhere on the list.
While I find this mildly amusing it is also very sloppy. The programming for this function of the website clearly needs a lot of work.
Anyway, I've saved the record to my 1st cousin 3 times removed, and now I'm going to see if I can add the record to the father and then disconnect the son from it.
And this appears to have worked.
I had this same issue with 8 more Record Matches, one after the other, that should have been linked to the father but were linked to the son.
I have run across a problem when adding people to my FTB tree through a discovery match.
After syncing, FTB sets all people added through a discovery as relationship = 0, which means that they are supposedly the home person. Attempting to look up the relationship to myself (by right-clicking and selecting relationship to me) just gets a screen saying that the person is the home person.
The attached file shows the problem. You can see that the 12 recently added people all have relationship = 0.
Closing FTB and reopening gets all the relationship information reset, but this should be done when the discovery is added during the sync, shouldn't it?
Again...! This has been happening on and off for the last few weeks and getting worse. I am in the United States and look for records in US papers. My searches are bringing up very few of the US papers, and again, today, the only papers that came up in my search were newspapers from Australia. Get your act together MyHeritage. No matter what I put in the search box, even for an exact search, the only papers that come up are from Australia. A response from administration would be appreciated.
Can anyone help me with this: once I hit a record match and extract all the indexed information, how do I then find an image of the original source document so I can examine it for additional information that might not have been pulled out when indexed? I have the citation info but I don't know how to use that to get anywhere but back to the extract.