When I am doing Record Matching it frequently happens that I get correctly two persons to match. In addition the system suggests a considerable number of persons to be added at the same time. The problem is that I some times clearly recollect them to already exist in my system. A tedious check confirms this is the case. Sometimes I do not remember their existence and these additions become duplicates. Unfortunately there is no fast way of confirming a suspicion. Removing duplicates is a tedious and time-consuming as an efficient removal process is lacking. A browsing facility would be perhaps help?
There is more on the same subject. Sometimes it happens that in the family to be matched the ages of the children are such that their identity is hidden by the system or by the web site manager. It follows that these children have no particulars to be matched in the Smart Match process. Hence they actually do not have any identity, hence labeled Unknown. I may be wrong, but it looked me that when several Smart Matches were offered, all with the same set of Unknowns, the Unknowns are re-introduced as new entries every time. It might be impossible to resolve this issue. Comments?
I am looking for advice and a solution, hopefully from a MyHeritage staff member.
I have found a MyHeritage account that I believe contains information about my ancestry, from what little I can see of it. But it is locked down and I can't access anything about it. All I get when I try to go to the page is "This is a private family site" with no options about what can be done.
I believe the person who added this information to MyHeritage is deceased.
I must be doing something wrong?? When I confirm a census record match (with all family listed), I'm getting multiple entries for the same census. Say a person has 4 kids and each time that gets confirmed for each kid muliple "events" are created? I happened to look at a record after spending an hour confirming record matchs and found all the multiple "events" ..I suppose now I have to spend many hours undoing...
i need to find out the county in Mississippi where my parents were married. I need a site that lets me look up one thing w/o a subscription. Does anyone know of one? Apparently Mississippi does not centralize their marriage licenses.
For the last several months, Jan-Mar, I have been doing searches for information in newspapers in the midwest. Now, it seems that they have completely disappeared! None of my searches return anything. Can someone tell me why and if these will be available again and when?
Same thing happened to me. After sending multiple emails and calling the billing office, I finally got someone to tell me what was happening. The servers are being replaced in a data center that handles newspaper archives. Person I talked to told me that it happened suddenly, was out of control of the company, and that people would be receiving emails regarding it. Newspaper archives would be down until at least March 23. I believed the story until I saw a message on a local newspaper archive (a FREE site, by the way) that had a ribbon running across the top stating servers would be down from March 17 to March 23. So obviously it is a large data center affecting many archives. Disappointing that MyHeritage could not have the decency to also forewarn customers of an impending service delay. Someone, somewhere did not do their job!! I never did get an email from the company until the newspaper archives had been down for 5 days and I noticed today that all previous posts on the forum regarding the subject seem to have disappeared. Messed up my research project bigtime! Not a happy camper!
Thanks for that information. Looks like they could have let us know about the problem. Fortunately, I had finished the project that I was working on. I am wanting to start another, but I can just wait until the information is available again.
What if you discover what you think is an error in researching someone's family tree. Since the information is only as good as that given by the peoson providing it, I am sure this happens occasionally. Is there a way to discover if the information is, indeed, an error.
Happens a lot. There seem to be two main categories. Discrepancies and uncertainties.
Often if something in their tree is different to what I have (a discrepancy) I contact them; very frequently it is an obvious error and they are happy to change their details or explain to you how you might have the error.
I use the on-line smart-matching, works well for me; and I REVIEW every individual Match and watch for anything different between their record and mine.
Like the recent one where the other person had someone born after they had died. Told the site owner and they were happy and fixed it.
The MH add-on Records Matching deal is really useful, and I have access through my wife's subscription to ancestry records.
Uncertainties are more serious and I wish MH had a third category of matches; confirmed and unconfirmed we have but the unconfirmed (where we have reviewed the match and can't confirm it) stay there forever. We need the third category...for matches that are To be Reviewed (or some other designation). With a place to record the reason we think it MAY be a match but need more information or some uncertainty resolved. Otherwise it sits there unconfirmed and I look at it as a new 'possible match' next time I see it because I have forgotten...
And then others could see why you are (not yet, anyway) able to confirm the match and maybe come up with the answer...
I have addressed all of the my SmartMatches and Record Matches but my site shows there is one SmartMatch still to be processed and 4 Record Matches. If I click to display the items nothing is displayed and there does not seem to be able get rid of them. Has anyone else seen this? Is there a way of identifying the records?
Discoveries > SmartMatches > (select the tree I am working on) > People > Last Name > and go to the page number I am working on (from a handwritten record) and select the next entry with matches Pending.
That's just my preferred method and it may not make any difference to the situation.
Anyway I process the matches individually ('Review") ; and in as many sometimes one in ten Names that I match, I run out of Matches for that name but the record shows One Match Pending. But there are no match details!
And when I go back to the alpha list (click on SmartMatches to go back to the alpha list) it is the same. The list shows One Match Pending but if I click on that there is no match.
I reported it awhile back and got a nice reply and it seemed to be getting better but the situation persists.
I don't actually know if a match has disappeared or maybe there is no match actually there...
Today I got a nice hint about an obituary for one of my ancestors. When I went to the hint, I saw garbled text (no doubt an OCR problem). So, I clicked the "full screen" button and saw a black screen where I expected to see an image of the newspaper page in question. There was a drop-down list of, I assume, pages in that particular edition of the newspaper, but every page was black. Unable to view the original OR understand the OCR version, I'm left with nothing useful. See attached screenshot.
If you search my Fiance on google he is the only one with his name that pops up, whereas if you search me there are several other people with my name. His last name when searched does not bring up much just the family members whom I already know of and it ends with his great grandparents. His grandfather claims his last name never changed when coming over from Poland and that it has always been the same (I have found passenger lists from the ship he came over on and it's that same). His grandfather while living in Poland was forced into a concentration camp and after everyone from the camp was liberated he came over to America. Does anyone have any idea as to why I can't find anything on his last name? I had heard about peoples names being changed while imprisoned in concentration camps but like I said before he says his last name has always been the same. My fiance can google his last name and tell me excatly how he is related to every person that pops up. I would love to figure out relatives of his further than his great grandparents but have no idea if that's even possible. Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated!
I have found that I am running the same family tree on both my husbands side and my side because there is a common family member in both our trees (by marriage). How do I get the two trees to connect to each other because I am getting lots of matches as a result on both trees within my site.
If you have two family trees with a common ancestor yet in two different sites then you may wish to simply merge the two trees together and then delete the one that is no longer required. Two trees from individual sites can not be linked together as they act individually.
To assit you with the merge process please take look at the following link I have provided for you as I am sure this will help you.
No, you have misunderstood me. I have ONE family tree on ONE site - both family trees are in one tree, on one site. The family tree branches out in both mine and my husbands side. We discovered one person who appears in both our trees, and as a result we now have many common people. I want both our branches to recognise the common people on both sides.
I have a tree for my family and a tree for my wife's family.
I have included my parents and siblings and in-laws, and our children in my wife's tree as well as mine; but our descendants go in my tree (just because of the surname and they have to go somewhere...)
I just ignore matches that go outside those guidelines.
It works well; but please ask, if I have not explained it well...