Thanks Cathy.


-----Original Message----- From: Cathy Pinner
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:31 PM
To: Legacy User Group
Subject: Re: [LegacyUG] Fw: Concerns about MyHeritage

It still applies.

Besides it's not so easy to sync a desktop database with an online tree
system. Note the delay in the release of FTM and RootsMagic sync ability
with the Ancestry tree.
Any syncing between a Legacy family file and a My Heritage tree requires
the development of the mechanism to do it.
It won't come before Legacy 10 and is expected to be entirely optional.
On top of that you then have the Privacy settings on a MyHeritage tree
apparently. I don't have one.


Anne Wiltshire <>
Sunday, 6 August 2017 10:21 AM
Hello all
Does My Heritage Privacy Policy for Legacy Family Tree (in the Help file) still apply or will My Heritage be able to take all my tree onto their website.
With thanks
Anne Wiltshire
Runaway Bay QLD Australia
*From:* CE WOOD
*Sent:* Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:55 AM
*To:* Legacy User Group
*Subject:* Re: [LegacyUG] Concerns about MyHeritage

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 engineer!

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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