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Tool for copying Record and Smart Match profiles from MyHeritage to Geni.

Beta testing!

HistoryLink SmartCopy is a Google Chrome browser extension for advanced Geni users that allows you to copy information and profiles from MyHeritage Matches.

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Usage & Access

The primary use is with a Geni Pro membership and MyHeritage Data subscription.

  • Geni Pro members can add profiles (tree-building) with SmartCopy. Basic members are limited by the Geni API to only updating the focus profile.
  • MyHeritage Data subscription is needed for most Matches, but can work with the free Find-A-Grave, BillionGraves, and WikiTree Matches (currently: only as found via MH matches, not directly on their respective websites).

Curators can grant rights on SmartCopy for Geni Pro members allowing them to perform tree-building. A curator can also revoke these rights if they feel the user is not being responsible, such as creating large duplication in the world tree. Users are expected to review for duplicates and merge when necessary, and work through relationship conflicts that may arise.

Beta Usage cautions

At the present time the "geolookup" option does not give any indication as to how 'bad' the Google API might mangle the supplied location string, so it is HIGHLY recommended that you review the location fields before Submitting the copy operation. If the interpretation that is suggested is incorrect or missing some information present in the original string, either edit the fields by hand (in the SmartCopy panel) or simply 'turn off' the geolookup (by clicking the little globe icon) for that field (so that it simply places the original string into the Place field of the Geni profile).

Also be aware that updates may be made at any time (notice will be posted here). While Chrome extensions will eventually update automatically, you may want to update manually during the beta to get the latest fixes and features right away. This is done by clicking on the Chrome 'menu' at the far upper right, move down to 'Tools', and select 'Extensions'. Once on that new tab for the Extensions, enable the "Developer mode" checkbox (upper right of the page), and click the "Update extensions now" button. You should see the version change on the HistoryLink SmartCopy item. Then you can close that tab and you are ready to go with the updated version!

Feedback

Please let us know when something doesn't work correctly, if something is not getting parsed, or could use improving. Please provide a link to the Match when reporting an issue so that we can duplicate the issue and test a solution. We'd also love to hear if it's working well for you.

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