Re: Using My Heritage #general

Bruce Drake

Yes, I have experienced the same thing along with a fellow JewishGen member researching our family. In once case, the person in question had only a tangential connection to our family and nothing of value to offer.

This is one reason I never confirm MyHeritage "smart matches" without scrutinizing them first, if I do it at all, because like Ancestry's emails about ancestor hints, 90% of these messages (if not more) are recycling my own data. I suppose in both cases they are doing a service if even one-in-a-hundred proves valuable, but for the most part I regard these emails from MyHeritage and Ancestry the same as those you get on Linked in saying, "People are looking art your profile!" 

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

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