'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.
It is rare that a citizen of the US has a compliant-- that we in australia face DAILY.
99.999999% of our searches for ANYthing GENERALLY always find an American Connection mostly invalid but Searching for Australian info is often difficult because the world evolves around the USA and its huge polulation.
I am gratified in this instance that serching for newspaper items - it directs to and displays Australian content--HOORAY ..
But I do sympathise with you, we have this frustration ALL the TIME.
And I like you, have no connection with your country. or you with mine -- we BOTH should be able to search (and find) within OUR respective countries.
The newspapers are gone permanently from this site and so is my subscription.
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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.
The way to the original documents, imgaes, etc. depends on the collection source and the license between MyHeitage and the data owner.
As You can see, every collection contains a description about it and sometimes a link to the original one.
Some Record Matches show You with the searchable meta data an image of the scanned original document. US Census, Everton, newspaper are some examples.
If there are no images within the collection (FamilySearch birth, marriages, death, burials) look on the web site of the data owner. Sometimes there are images available. Examples are some state archives with online search to churchbooks, etc.
Last but not least, ask the community, if You are interested about a specific image from an original document. Or use Your preffered search engine (Google, Bing, etc.) and try to find out relevant information, but be careful and don't click on every thing You will see.
This is only a point of view from another user ;-)
Thanks for the response and advice. The citation gave "Italy-EASy" as the system origin, which didn't mean anything to me at first. Not part of the citation, there was also a reference to "Italy, Births and Baptisms, 1806-1910." With that info, I finally figured out that the familysearch.org site had an Italy-EASy database with Italy, Births and Baptisms, 1806-1910. Once reaching this point, the GS number in the citation took me to the right place and I found the record. Unfortunately, the image hasn't been digitized so now I'm on my next adventure of ordering microfilm to be sent to a nearby location where I can view it. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.
Hi, Fred, and I am sorry you didn't get another reply, from someone who is familiar with what you are trying to do.
Simple answer, I do not do what you do. And I scrutinise them one at a time, though I may or may not want or need to record some details manually....
What I do is simple though it involves a few clicks. And re-doing a few clicks if you leave it sit too long....
I have two screens on my computer, which is magic. And almost necessary these days.
On the right screen, in the On-line tree, I hover the thingie over Discoveries, then down to Smart Matches and click; at the top right in 'My Family Tree' I click on the arrow and select the tree I want to work on (out of the four in my site); click on People; down a bit on the left click on Last Name; then click on the page number I am up to in my handwritten alpha list of names.
And select the next name showing in bold type, with the note '(x) to confirm'.
Then I bring the name up in Family Tree Builder on the left screen; and if there is a green box (one - or whatever - record) I click on it and see what comes up.
Reject; or click on Confirm, then Continue, and you can click on arrows against details you don't have or want to change; and it happens. To that person or to heaps of relations usually also displayed.
And go right to the bottom of that page and click 'Save".
Can't think if it saves online or in FTB (probably) but it is in both after you Sync.
But sometimes you will want to make a manual alteration ...
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.
I actually do matches in the on-line mode but (on my other screen) I bring up the full name (I match by last name) in Family Tree Builder, and click on Record Match there.
Which means (just looking up the one name) there are only a few record matches and it is simple to kill the inappropriate newspaper matches.
It is much less simple to find the relevant article in the full page display! A colour marking would be fantastic. Since my typing is getting a bit better I usually type the article into the Notes in 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.
Would you be so kind as to contact the support team from your registered MyHeritage email address to email@example.com. Please also proviode them with as much information as you can and if possible provide screenshots of what you are seeing.