I have started to us the Online Tree at My Heritage. I have started to talk about it here.
That was sort of a good experience, but has issues. Let’s try another one. What we see in the Merge Center are TREE MATCHES, RECORD MATCHES, and SMART MATCHES.
I’ll look at another Smart Match. The first one matched my current tree to a very old tree on Geni.com.
This is a Record Match, where Thomas Contee, from my tree has a Smart Match for a Marriage Record.
What I liked about the information in the upper right,had the females name, with her birth name as “(born Fendall)” and that they had a daughter Jane.
BUT, isn’t there always a but. The high lighted name is in fact Thomas Contee, but look just to the right, it is his Complete Name. Thomas Contee Bowie.
No Match. What IS interesting is that the names used are in my file.
I then remembered that the upper right was from My file as seen below.
I have Bowie’s, Contee, and of course Fendall. Since I don’t have marriage information I did a quick search on Ancestry.com and only found a SAR Membership Application.
Bottom line here, look carefully at what is being returned as a Smart Match. The match was almost right, but that fact that the Surname was missing in the results, not so much.