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MyHeritage Smart Matches (Living people)

Author: Michele Lewis Reference Number: AA-01057 Views: 2725 Created: 2017-09-22 06:19 AM Last Updated: 2017-09-22 06:36 AM 0 Rating/ Voters

We get a lot of emails from people who are concerned when they see a MyHeritage Smart Match to someone in their file who is Living. They think that their private information is being uploaded to MyHeritage but that is not the case at all. Here is a Smart Match to my mother who is very much alive. A Smart Match is a match to someone's tree. One of my 2nd cousins has added my mother to her tree. The only reason I am seeing this match is that I have the EXACT SAME PERSON in my tree. The vitals match and the familial connections match. If someone were to search for my mother on MyHeritage they would not be able to find her. The only people that can see her are those people that also have her in their tree.

If you still have concerns, you can turn Record Matching OFF for Living people.  Go to Options > Customize > View > Option 8.13.

Also see MyHeritage Record Matches (Living People)