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In Topic: My Heritage

21 August 2016 - 02:53 PM


The data on the left hand side of the myheritage screen is simply being echoed back to you in the browser so that  you can see your data plus the data that actually is in myheritage on the same screen without having to flip back and forth between RM and the browser. It's not really "in myheritage" in the sense that other users can see it. You cannot turn off this echo except by turning of the WebHints for myheritage entirely.


The stuff on the right hand of the screen is basically available for all to see, whether you ever use RM or not, whether you ever use myheritage or not, or whether you ever use the Internet or not. It's extracted from numerous and diverse public domain sources such as marriage records, divorce records, tax records, phone directories, and the like. Actual birth and death certificates are not generally speaking in the public domain in most locales, but a tremendous amount of other information is in the public domain.


If you really don't want to see all that stuff, then just turn off the WebHints for MyHeritage. The data will still be there, but you won't see it so you may feel better about it. I'm reminded of a well known saying that's taught to student pilots when they are getting their license. It has to do with flying at night in a small aircraft. If you have an engine failure at night, when you get close to the ground then turn on your landing light. If you don't like what you see, turn the landing light off.



Thank you Jerry. I think I understand it a little better now. Your explanations are very clear.  I am not used to all of the features of RM 7 but am slowly learning.  I appreciate your help. I am amazed at all of the information that is out there on the net.



In Topic: My Heritage

20 August 2016 - 02:01 PM

Hi Jerry,


Thanks for  your reply.  Why is My Heritage taking information from my tree without my consent?  Can I turn that off?  


And I did see my data on My Heritage.com exactly as it was on the right side of the screen.  As you said" it is not available for all to see. It's just for you to see."   But what for?   As I said, I am really a newbie to all of these new features of RM 7.


Hi Renee,


Thank you for your reply also. I did google my name and was surprised to see what is available out on the net.  I am pretty naive I guess because I was unaware.  And yes, I was seeing the Public Relations Database when I clicked on my yellow bulb.  


I don't quite understand the explanation on pg. 261 of the RM Manual.  "My Heritage lets you adjust the confidence level and whether to use their Record Matches, Smart Matches, or both."  Can you explain please?  And as I asked Jerry, can I turn it all off?



In Topic: printing endnotes

10 August 2016 - 12:58 PM

Thank you, Renee.  I thought this was possible but I guess it is not.  I appreciate the speedy replies to my query, Madge and Renee.

In Topic: printing endnotes

10 August 2016 - 12:22 PM

On the settings button 'Top Left' of the report screen, select 'Source Settings' and tick 'Footnotes printed at the bottom of each page'.  Hope that this helps.



Thanks very much for your reply.  I do not want to have the footnotes printed on each page, however.  Just want them printed all together at the end "following the last child on the group sheet" as noted on page 149 of the RM7 manual under "print notes".