Is there any way to accept only some of a discovery? For example, I would like to get a direct relative but not all his brothers and sisters. Their addition to my tree will cause the tree to expand exponentially with all the new matches and discoveries that will show up within a few days.
Would you please expalain me why are you sending Smart Matches without any information. I am receiving Smart Match mark 90% or more, but insite there are only included fractional information with ? and Smart Match marked only 52-48% often having almost all correct information. In Smart Matches are often only 3 individuals when during research I found that a person had 3 marriages and children 4-6 with a lot ?
It is not correct to confirm such Smart Match, it is wrong in fact, because we will be participating in fraud. Family members must not ignore the fact, that often those individuals have legaly valid documents, as birth, death Certificates. It will be to dangerous to put on line such documents, they can be used to produce false identity by others, or use it for other unlawful activities.
The SmartMatch icon (upper left corner) tells me 999 matches available!! I'm usually on top of this by confirmiing or rejecting, but come on! A week ago it was the same thing, and it took an entire day (NOT an exaggeration) to get through them all. Today there are over 12,000 SmartMatches waiting for me. I don't know how that's possible. I have a little over 2000 names in my tree, log onto the site every day (okay, honestly, sometimes I may skip a day), and haven't done a ton of expansion in the last while to warrant these matches. I'm afraid if I start the match/reject process, my wife may not see me for a week!
Please look at the attachment and see if anyone else has experienced this.
It would be good if, rather than rejecting matches you could ignore matches for certain people and anyone related THROUGH that person. A seperate section for those matches would still be accessible, but perhaps not updated by the smart matcher very frequently.
I also find that some users have duplicate trees with the same family in them, and you must review the matches for each tree - that's a bit annoying. It should be up to that user to match their trees together first, and then when I match to that user's people it encompasses all versions of that person which that user has.
I have asked MyHeritage if it would be posible to create a filter for the SmartMatch to ignore trees that have been left stagnant or ignored for a certain period of time. Some of the SmartMatch returns are from trees who's 'last updated' are five years ago! Obviously these owners have abandoned their trees for one reason or another.
As for the duplicate trees, I've run across this as well, and can't understand why anyone would have more than one. I have a hard enough time (obviously) keeping track of this one!
I suspect people create duplicate trees simply so they can print out different charts to give to different people or something like that. I think MH should talk to those people about their needs and improve the chart mechanism for their purposes.
It is not possible to merge duplicate person cards. If one of the individuals in your tree has been entered in two places, you can delete one person card and keep the second person card with the help of the attach/detach feature.
These are the steps you need to take, if a certain individual was entered twice into the tree:
1. Find the person who appears twice in the tree, and open his/her card with the least amount of information.
2. Remove connections between this card and other family members in the tree as described in the related article, until it’s left alone.
3. Delete this card, by clicking on the ‘More’ button on the left side panel, and choosing ‘Delete this person’.
4. Go to the remaining card of this individual, and connect him/her to all the individuals that were disconnected from the deleted card.
You could lead the way and make your historical records and smart matches available by a paid API to other companies, and those companies could pass on the fees to their users that opt in to that service, say some combination of per-company, per-user, per-search, and per-result.
There is no need to bottle it all up, this is how things work for many big companies out there (in the wide world outside of genealogy)
As you may appreciate, MyHeritage and Ancestry are competitiors and thus there are certain collections of data that are unavailable to either company due to the collection being held by one or the other.
If you however have a copy of a record from an Ancestry search that is a JPG image saved on your computer, you can then quite easily upload this document image to the specific individuals profile within your MyHeritage family tree.
I have a problem where I get smart matches to someone with the same name, but all the other family members are private, so I have no way to confirm if it is really a match.
Considering I've had a number of wrong matches in the past I've had to reject, I have to be careful about this.
Say I match my "Bob Cobb" to someone else's "Bob Cobb", and I have his wife as "Sheryl Cobb" but the wife in the other tree is "<private> Cobb" - can I assume that "<private> Cobb" is not Sheryl? Or it could just be that they have "Cheryl"or "Sherry" or "SHERYL DIED IN 1974" (sigh!).
So far nobody I've written to on this site with a match like that has responded :/