Their TreeBuilder syncs with their website. I do not use it, so know only that.

Complete privacy on the website occurs ONLY if you set those options on your 
website tree. If you have more than one tree loaded on your website, you must 
set the privacy settings for each. Some people don't mind having people find 
and/or view some of their trees.

You can even set your tree so that it cannot be found if someone searches. You 
can do the same for any pictures or files you upload. If someone can't find 
your info by searching, they cannot view it.

You can limit those who can find your site to only your list of "members", and 
you can prevent "members" from changing anything on your site.

On far too many internet sites you find on the internet, people think a source 
is someone else's website! With very, very few exceptions, you can never trust 
anyone else's sources; you must go to their source yourself to check.

My research is mainly medieval. My sources are original documents (primary 
sources) or reliable secondary sources such as Complete Peerage, Domesday 
Descendants, Domesday People, Settipani's tomes, etc.., but, with new documents 
being discovered almost daily, especially in England, errors have been found in 
many of those. There are several scholarly websites devoted solely to the 
corrections in those.

MyHeritage is very far from perfect, but they have access to only your 
information that you allow them.


From: LegacyUserGroup <> on behalf of <>
Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 5:15 PM
Subject: [LegacyUG] Concerns about MyHeritage

I tried MyHeritage with the basic subscription and don’t trust it for various 
reasons. It defaulted to automatic renewals every year and I don’t remember any 
other options. It was extremely difficult to find out how to enter an end date 
for the subscription because it was buried so deeply. From memory, I had to get 
out of their website and search on Google to find out how to do it.
I entered some relatives on their Family Tree Builder. Even though I thought I 
kept everything private, it ended up fully displayed on their website.
You can never relax while using MyHeritage and have to constantly be on guard. 
Their technology/program seems to have “trip wires” everywhere to reset 
everything to defaults that suit them.
Like others, I found MyHeritage users never provide sources. To contact them or 
see their website, often requires paying the premium subscription.
On one occasion, I did manage to correspond with someone using MyHeritage, but 
his information was full of errors and false presumptions. He claimed to be an 
I think MyHeritage will do everything they can to mine data from Legacy users. 
Also, Legacy users will gradually have to pay for more and more features and 
upgrades. As for cloud storage of family files- as soon as users get used to 
it, there is little doubt that costs will be attached.
MyHeritage seems geared to obtaining your data for free, while making you pay 
as much possible to search for any.


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