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Thread: Problem with getting hints from Ancestry

  1. #11
    I had an e-mail from Makiev yesterday to say the update fixing this and pther things should be released in the next few days.

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    I have just experienced the problem a minute or so ago. Using back button and trying again fixed it.

  3. #13
    Just in case I missed it has anybody had an update to fix this?

    I had an e-mail to say they had to do it by 5th December but nothing since.

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    Since I changed over I don't get hints on Ancestry. Hope they fix it.

    Tora

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    Why would you want to get hints from Ancestry or elsewhere?
    The danger with hints it discourages you from searching for other possible candidates by offering an easy solution.

    How many people when accepting a hint then follow it up by searching for other records to back up the supposition?

    I am afraid I have been approached by many researchers asking for help after they have accepted a hint and not followed the basic guidance to find a miuim of 3 seperate sources to confirm any supposition.

    Cheers
    Guy
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    I read what others write & add my view or idea based on a lifetime of research
    Some people agree with me some disagree that is their prerogative & valued
    If I add a previous posting it is to remind forum users of the post I am replying to
    If I am addressing a particular person I will address them by name
    If not I am making a general comment to no one in particular.

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    Sorry Guy but I use hints to help find extra databases of which I was not yet aware and as a shortcut to records I have already found and am attaching to my recently uploaded Ancestry tree. I never just blindly accept a hint but always check it out. I also realise that there are very many other records which are not yet online. Please don't tar us all with the same brush!!!

    I do not use family Tree maker so am not experiencing the problems noted by the OP.
    Anne
    Last edited by Anne in Carlisle; 13-12-17 at 18:25.

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    Sorry Anne I did not phrase my post very well, I meant it to read as a generic post whereas it read as if I am criticising you for which I apologise
    Cheers
    Guy
    A forum is a place where ideas & views can be exchanged
    I read what others write & add my view or idea based on a lifetime of research
    Some people agree with me some disagree that is their prerogative & valued
    If I add a previous posting it is to remind forum users of the post I am replying to
    If I am addressing a particular person I will address them by name
    If not I am making a general comment to no one in particular.

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    Thanks for that Guy
    Anne

  9. #19
    Did anyone receive an e-mail from Mackiev and was this update ever issued?

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    Haven't heard from Mackiev and still no hints

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