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Been with RootsMagic a long time but now have concerns about Webhints Some of the Family Search hints are wrong and the Familyheritage hints appear to have come from my records when I had an account with them, and they want cash to identify their sources
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I just put my email address in the RootsMagic option for Hints and my tree is now not in the results.  Much better now.  The information is cleaner in the search results.  I hope I can decide whether what I am getting is worth the big bucks before March 3rd.
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Hi I'm John LAWS (Halfway up a tree & Not in Edinburgh) researching LAWES & LAWS Worldwide for the last 40 years
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Denise Laws Please Contact the Registrar as your server is blocking our emails   http://lawsfamilyregister.tribalpages.com Welcome to the Laws Family Register.   Belo w  I list a selection of my records automatically   extracted from my database  t oday. To...
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I keep trying to sign in or change passwords! I also unblocked the Laws register. Could you resend to me please.  Thanks  Denise

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LAWS FAMILY REGISTER Oct 2014 Number 312
Denise Laws Please Contact the Registrar as your server is blocking our emails   http://lawsfamilyregister.tribalpages.com Welcome to the Laws Family Register.   Belo w  I list a selection of my records automatically   extracted from my database  t oday. To...
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Denise Laws Please Contact the Registrar as your server is blocking our emails   http://lawsfamilyregister.tribalpages.com Welcome to the Laws Family Register.   Belo w  I list a selection of my records automatically   extracted from my database  t oday. To...
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  Welcome to the Laws Fam ily Register.     Our database now contains   40.575   folk  ( 150  extra folk added this week ),   12,175   families,  ( 74 extra families added this week )  95,584 events (thats an extra 273 this week)  in 20,761, places, (thats ...
  Welcome to the Laws Family Register.   Our database now contains  40.575 folk (150 extra folk added this week),   12,175 families, (74 extra families added this week)  95,584 events (thats an extra 273 th...
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Hi Myrt and Cousin Russ..... I have a topic that I would like us to discuss & that is RootsMagic's Web-hints and Anestry Shacky-Leaves
In Rootsmagis's case FamilySearch and MyHertage have linkes to a degree, the same can be said of and FamilySearch and Ancestry,

I don't have a tree on Family search and formerly had a full account with MyHeritage and currently have an worldwide account with Ancestry (and also FMP as well)
MyHeritage claim to have data but won't let me see it without a subscription, and my Ancestry account appears as my FamilySearch account which suggest a closer link than they claim to have

Errors have been identified on FamilySearch to which they are unwilling to identify the source.

Plenty here to get our teeth into
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John,

There IS a difference, in my opinion, in general, not you specifically, with a One Namer. The difference here is Family Reconstruction and Family Stories. I won't go as far to say "name collectors" but almost. Again NOT at you.

You mentioned three websites and your Beef in general with them.

BUT, each of the companies you mention really have TWO types of Information. I am guessing here, but your gripe is to only ONE type of information. 

Are you  talking about RECORDS that these websites offer OR are you talking about their Online Tree space that they offer. I am guessing then when you say "where they got the data from" and "not sufficient for citation" that you are talking about the Online Trees.

My question to you is, HOW are you using those Online TREEs? 

I don't look at Online Trees!!! But I have them up there. BUT, if I am dealing with conflicting information with someone in my file, I WILL look at those Online Trees, NOT FOR CONTENT, but to see, perhaps, that I have differing relationships, dates, or locations. Then return to MY file and see what happens with I change my search string. 

When I teach a class, I ask the class, to bring in what you know. They Do. I then TELL them, that I am going to PROVE them Wrong. That is my strategy with my class. I end up by giving them documentation that in fact they are right. But, they now have the documentation behind the information that they provide.

I approach those online trees the same way. I am going to PROVE them WRONG. I don't tell them that, nor give them any feedback. BUT, in my proving the wrong, I have found that their information was RIGHT and that My information was wrong (usually, not wrong, but incomplete).

What I am trying to say, is what is YOUR expectation of an Online Repository, what are they offering, and How are you going to use them.

Just one researchers opinion.

Russ
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Hi russ Ive got rootsmagic hints which have 1st generation errors

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  Welcome to the Laws Family Register.   Our database now contains  40.575 folk (150 extra folk added this week),   12,175 families, (74 extra families added this week)  95,584 events (thats an extra 273 th...
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Researching Lawes and Laws Worldwide. 

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