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Hints from FMP

Post by mallingman » 13 Feb 2020 11:31

I am new to F H but am a long term subscriber to FMP. I have disabled F H hints and have looked at and accepted several FMP hints on my F H tree.
My problem is I expected the Details box on the right to be updated for the individual when I accept the hint, it isn't, what am I missing please.

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Re: Hints from FMP

Post by jbtapscott » 13 Feb 2020 11:41

The FMP hints are just that - Hints. There is no update of FH following receipt of a hint - it is for you to decide if a hint is indeed "correct" and then for you to enter it into AS or FH. Personally, I use the same process whether it is a hint or "normal" details that I find while search FMP - I print the page to PDF and then input the details to AS.
Brent Tapscott ~ researching the Tapscott and Wallace family history
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Re: Hints from FMP

Post by mallingman » 13 Feb 2020 11:44

Thank you.

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Re: Hints from FMP

Post by mallingman » 17 Feb 2020 11:23

I still don,t understand why if I am connected to Find My Past via Family Historian, I subscribe to FMP, why I have to type in all the information on the hint and not just accept it or reject it.
If I use FMP on its own and I accept a hint it automatically updates my tree on that site.

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Re: Hints from FMP

Post by mjashby » 17 Feb 2020 12:25

Have a look at "Internet Data Matching" in Family Historian Help which explains how the search of FindMyPast and MyHeritage works (and its limitations).

Hint: It's an automated search facility: FMP uses some of the key data in your local Family Historian file as you work through it and flags up Hints to possible data matches. The Hints are just that; FMP doesn't provide any way of transferring data to a Family Historian file or to any of the other products that provide similar links. In contrast, your online FMP tree is managed remotely on the FMP site and so does provide a method for linking sources and recording data, but only online.

Don't rely solely on FMP Hints as not all of the data available on FMP is reported by Hints and you could well find more information via direct searching of their database(s).

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Re: Hints from FMP

Post by tatewise » 17 Feb 2020 12:49

Also checkout Knowledge Base > Internet Data Matches.
To get 'hints' you have to bring each person into the Focus Window one by one, which can get very tedious.
Also the 'hints' take no notice of whether you have already recorded the associated record within FH.
There are Plugins that perform more efficient searches for missing BMD & Census records.
i.e. Lookup Missing BMD Records and Lookup Missing Census Facts

It is much easier for FMP to integrate it 'hints' with adding records to your tree because it is all within one product.
A similar process happens within Ancestry and also MyHeritage, but there is no automatic way of adding records from one product to a tree in another product.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: Hints from FMP

Post by mallingman » 17 Feb 2020 18:19

Thanks again Tatewise

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