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"You'll want to see this record"
« on: Tuesday 01 September 20 17:00 BST (UK) »
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"After your last record search, we did some research and found something interesting" 

Anyone else keep getting these messages from Findmypast.  I don't mind them suggesting people who could be ancestors, when I've been searching for them, but to make suggestions which bear no resemblance to any searches I've made - apart from the name - is ridiculous.  What is the point of asking "Is this the same person", if there's no option to say yes or no.

At least with Ancestry you get the option to ignore the suggestion, or accept it as being your ancestor.

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Re: "You'll want to see this record"
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 17:06 BST (UK) »
I am not getting those messages, perhaps I should keep quiet in case they start  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 01 September 20 17:15 BST (UK) »
I've just been onto the FindMyPast website and found there are options available for the type of email you get from them, under "Customise your Communications", which is under "My Account, Communication Preferences" One of the options was "Get the latest record matches to help you grow your family tree" so I've now clicked on "No thanks".  Hopefully that will stop these silly messages.  ::) ::)

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 10:14 BST (UK) »

I have also been getting those irritating messages from FindMyPast,thank you LizzieW,I will now turn them off :)

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 10:18 BST (UK) »
Not just me then.  I suppose the suggestions are computer generated and as I don't have a tree on FindMyPast, they are just going by a name I've searched for.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 10:27 BST (UK) »
I do not have a tree on FindMyPast either,so you may be right,computer generated from a name searched.

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 10:59 BST (UK) »
You can check that in the My Account section under Communication Preferences. The very first section is hints and mine is turned off.  So I never get any.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
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Southcott: Devon, China
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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 12:25 BST (UK) »
Now I know why I was not getting them,  I already had it turned off  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 02 September 20 12:29 BST (UK) »
You can check that in the My Account section under Communication Preferences. The very first section is hints and mine is turned off.  So I never get any.
  See my 2nd reply.  I'd already found that out but thank you for your response.