'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.
This new Discovery notification is a frustrating waste of time and effort.
I received an e-mail that said, in part:
"Hi George Henry,
Good news, we've found a new Instant Discovery� for you. It can add an entire branch to your family tree with 12 people, in just a few clicks!
The Discovery is for Martinus SCHAEFFER."
First, Why does all e-mail call me by my first and middle names? Why not my first and last names or just my first name?
Second, I clicked on the "View Discovery" at the bottom of the e-mail. I was taken to my browser where I was presented information about Martinus SCHAEFFER from my tree and the tree where the information on the 12 people came from. Nowhere could I find a few clicks to add these 12 people to my tree as it said in the e-mail. I then clicked on the "yes" button indicating that the two Martinus SCHAEFFERs from both trees were a match. A page came up with the names of the 12 people on it that were related to Martinus SCHAEFFER. The first two were one of his brothers and one of his sisters. The third one was Catharina Sternberg (born Rickert) his sister-in-law according to the web page. If she was his sister-in-law, wouldn't her name have to be Catharina Sternberg Schaefer (born Rickert)? But, the real question is, which of his many brothers did she marry?There was no indication on the web page.
The forth name on the list was John Phillip Keyser, his niece's husband. Which niece!!!!??? The daughter of which brother or sister??? Nowhere on the page did it say.
All the rest of the 12 people had the same problems. What a waist of time!!! I ended up not adding anyone to my tree.
Please stop screwing around with useless notifications and fix or update FTB.
For about a week now, census records are not being extracted for family members. When we accept a record match for someone in any US census, we get a screen with the person's record match and a section that says "Extract information for x more relatives of E". We then go through the process of selecting the info we want for each person and then hit the button to extract the data. Everything looks good, and there are no error messages. Looking at the individual profiles, however, it's clear that data has been extracted for only the original person - nothing for any of the family members.
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?
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.