During my short experiment with v.9, I found hints for my daughter, who
is not dead yet. Also my son and, in fact, pretty much all the living
people in my LFT database -- but her hints are the only ones I checked.
At MyHeritage, one was for a public record that can be found on Rootsweb
and various free sites, the others, about a dozen, were the information
from my file about her, as well as other people who had her in their
trees also. I did contact MyHeritage to ask about it.
First, the member of the support team told me "I have removed the
information by now." From the discussions here, I thought there was
nothing to remove.
Further: "Please note that the reason why you see the information about
living people is, that you yourself have them in your tree as well.
Therefore those specific living people don't need to be hidden from you,
as you have them in your tree yourself. You received this personalized
Smart Match page with information."
And: "Please also note, Family sites at MyHeritage are automatically
protected with privacy settings that prevent *guests (non-members)* from
viewing sensitive information about living family members in family
trees, such as first names and email addresses." [Emphasis mine.]
So if you're a member, you *can* access that information by default at
MyHeritage? I'm using LFT, but am not, and never have been a member of
MyHeritage. And yet, if I access the "Smart Matches" via LFT, I see
other trees with my daughter's information. But if I use that link in
my browser, the only thing that comes up is the public record. This is
a far cry from only simplifying the search process with pre-filled
The next logical step would have been to subscribe to MyHeritage to see
what would happen then. But I decided not to do that long ago as they
play hide-the-ball with their subscription information -- all roads lead
to family trees. Actually, hints on dead people lead to other family
trees as well. Where are all these records they're supposed to have? I
was told I wasn't using the hints properly. Okay.
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Oz is a guest at the surprise birthday
party for Buffy which, of course, is disrupted by vampires and other
oddnesses. Willow is telling him that Buffy's the slayer, etc., and she
understands it's a lot for him to take in. Oz -- love Oz -- just says,
"Actually, it explains a lot." -- i.e., the weird things that are always
happening in Sunnydale.
There's been a lot of oddnesses with the release of v.9. The MyHeritage
announcement, actually, explains a lot.
On 8/6/2017 11:25 AM, Brian Kelly wrote:
No it cannot see your file!
What it gets are queries based on information in your file, just like
the information you would have to submit on an individual to use the
search feature at MH if you visit the site. What the hints in Legacy 9.0
does is automate the submission of those queries and keeping track of
the responses from MyHeritage or any of the other sites which you can
use for Hints.
On 06-Aug-17 10:43 AM, GORDON M TAYLOR wrote:
MH can see your file now in LFT 9.
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