1) On Does MyHeritage Show Living Persons in Their Family Trees? (26 June 2013):
* Taco Goulooze noted: "Yes, they do. Compare your post with a recent one by James Tanner: http://genealogysstar.blogspot.nl/2013/06/an-interesting-comment-on-online-privacy.html"
* MyHeritage said: "We're are investigating Anthony's situation right now. We take privacy very seriously."
* Anthony Steel commented: "I managed to deal with this and now myheritage.com have kindly fulfilled my request and deleted the said information regarding my family and I from their websites and all is to everyone’s satisfaction.
"I hope this matter is now concluded and I thank everyone concerned, which I am most appreciative."
"Since the NewSearch engine does not search all databases, access to database lists is very useful. One area this applies to particularly is a group of church records transcripts from the Mohawk Valley which were poorly produced and OCR-indexed. A third to a half of the entries are not indexed at all.
"One persistent problem with NewSearch is when searching from a tree the search results consistently do not fit the person's vital dates, so for a person born 1869 there are going to be various Civil War and World War I database listings.
"Another is searching in US Census entries for Counties presently in West Virginia. They are not in the drop-down place lists, but are readily findable using OldSearch's type-in fields."
My comment: Geolover always has helpful hints and database/search quirks, doesn't he?
I've found that searching from within an Ancestry Member Tree that it uses all of the known information, fills in birth, marriage and death, adds parents, siblings, spouses and children, etc. The initial search is "not exact" and it finds millions of non-pertinent records. The only "exact" matches are to other Ancestry Member Trees because of the search terms entered automatically.
3) On (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 262: My Four-Generation Picture (26 June 2013):
* Nancy asked: "Randy maybe you've posted this before and I missed it what brand scanner do you use photo editing software?"
My response: I use a Hewlett-Packard HP Photosmart C6350 All-in-One Printer/Scanner/copier unit now. However, many of my photos were scanned using earlier machines with a variety of DPI settings. I also scanned quite a few photos from photo album pages with the photos stuck to the page. I don't have PhotoShop, but use the free PhotoScape (www.photoscape.org) program to edit my photos.
4) On MyHeritage Record Matches Keep Delivering News! (4 April 2013):
* Anonymous said: "I have used FTB6 for about a year and a half. I paid for a data subscription but cancelled within weeks because Record Matching was totally useless, returning thousands of irrelevant and inaccurate matches.
"Currently I'm also 'enjoying' a complimentary data subscription while I run tests for MH so they can try to fix their lousy software. I just reviewed my tests and have NEVER located anything of value in the newspaper collection. Only in the past few weeks have any relevant records turned up.
IMO the author of this blog would serve his audience better if he were more objective and critical, and less a mouthpiece of MyHeritage."
"The person married to your daughter is called your son-in-law. In this case, his father married his daughter. So his father is both father AND son-in-law.
"Technically, his daughter is his step-mother, because she is married to his father, but is not his biological mother.
"The verses about the singer's [son/uncle/dad's brother-in-law] and the verses about the father's [son/singer's grandchild] are not relevant to the main theme of the song. They're just fun and add to the confusion.
"When I was 23, I married a 46-year-old widow, who had a 23-year-old daughter from her first marriage. She became my adopted daughter.
"My father married my adopted daughter. My father's new wife is called my step-mother.
"My wife is the mother to my stepmother (adopted daughter), which makes her my mother's mother, or my grandmother.
"Since my wife is my grandmother, I am her grandson.
"As husband of my grandmother, I am the grandfather to my wife's grandson.
" I am my own grandpa. Whew."