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    MyHeritage

    Does anyone here use MyHeritage.com? If so, I would be interested in comments pro and con. Thanx, Bob.
    Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
    Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
    iMac & MacBookPro 10.14 iPhoneX/iPads 12 R12 & RT 1 Watch 4.3

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    Re: MyHeritage

    Originally posted by Bob White View Post
    Does anyone here use MyHeritage.com? If so, I would be interested in comments pro and con. Thanx, Bob.
    I use it, but not for serious research - more for fishing for contacts.

    I've uploaded a subset of my family (no living people apart from myself, blood relations and their spouses only, minimal information and no sources). I did this using the GEDCOM facility.

    My self-imposed restrictions limit it to 3391 names (out of some 8000 in the main file), but even so I have accumulated 3126 matches within 418 other family trees. Of these, 1602 have not been confirmed by the owner of the matched tree. And I have also rejected an unknown but large number of false matches.

    Handling smart matches is time-consuming but has generated several good contacts and some new information (which has to be verified if possible, though some is personal knowledge by other users).

    The matches are "patchy"; some popular individuals are matched in many trees but the majority have no match at all. There must be a lot of data incest about!

    My MyHeritage tree is out of date in places but I am discouraged from uploading another GEDCOM because that creates a new, independent tree and all the smart matches would have to be reconfirmed. I just can't face the prospect!

    HTH.

    John.

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      From your comments, it sounds like this is a good idea poorly executed. I think I will spend my $ elsewhere...
      Bob White, Mac Nut Since 1985, Reunion Nut Since 1991
      Jenanyan, Barnes, White, Duncan, Dunning, Luce, Hedge and more
      iMac & MacBookPro 10.14 iPhoneX/iPads 12 R12 & RT 1 Watch 4.3

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