How do I reject a match in the new Discoveries section?

1. Log in to your family site.

2. Move your mouse cursor over the ‘Discoveries’ tab.  You can select either ‘Matches by people’ or ‘Matches by source’ to review matches found for your family tree.

You will be able to see all the matches found for the specific people (or from specific source) in your family tree.

**You can either review all the matches or select to view Record Matches or Smart Matches.

Here’s an example of  how to reject Smart Matches by people:

3. Click on ‘Smart Matches’ to filter the list by Smart Matches only.

4. Click on ‘Review X matches’ to see the list of all the matches found for the person.


On the next page, you will see the list of matches found for the person. You can see the basic information about the person in the matching tree and the name of the matching family site and its webmaster. 

If you think that the match is not valuable for your research and you would like to reject it, click on the   button located in the upper-right corner of the match details view, as shown below:


If you wish to review the match later on and confirm it, simply filter the matches by 'Rejected' and click on 'Review Match'. There you will see the 'Undo reject' button which allows you to cancel the previous reject action in case you wish to confirm it:


Note: To reject 'all matches' at once, you need to visit the 'matches by source page' and filter down the matches by 'Smart Matches'. Click on 'Review X matches' for a specific source and on 'More actions' on upper right hand side of the list and choose 'Reject X matches'. This will reject all the matches from the specific source you selected.