Re: are there benefits of the My Heritage site over Ancestry #general
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I think for many of us, it's too expensive to have full subscriptions for both MH and Ancestry. I use MH, but agree with Vivian about the irritation caused by constant regurgitation of my own information and photographs, copied by other people, as 'new matches.' I find that more and more researchers who have only the flimsiest connect to me are hoovering up my family tree and photographs and attaching to theirs. Often it's on the basis eg that my relative is the brother-in-law of the sister-in-law of their ex-wife's babysitter. Another frustration is when MH sends me 'new relatives' who turn out to be the relatives of someone who has married into my family, who I don't consider to be my relatives at all eg my cousin's wife's cousins or parents etc are not my relatives.
But I stick with MH for the moment.
On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 at 15:57, Vivian Kahn <vkahn@...> wrote:
The only benefit I've derived from a My Heritage subscription is the ability to connection with a few Israeli and European researchers who helped me to locate missing relatives in Europe. My Heritage is more popular with researchers from Israel (no surprise there) and some European researchers. The downside is being overwhelmed with matches from those who have clearly copied information from my tree and sloppy research.