MyHeritage Added Interface Improvements for Genetic Groups

MyHeritage previously announced Genetic Groups, a long-awaited enhancement of MyHeritage DNA ethnicity results which accurately identifies ancestral origins with an incredibly high resolution of 2,114 geographic regions. This new features gives users the chance to take a deep dive into their ancestral origins and discover the paths their ancestors traveled.

MyHeritage promised further updates to that feature very soon, and are pleased to announce that the first set of updates has arrived! The update includes a Timeline Widget that allows you to follow the migration pattern of a Genetic Group over time – and a more detailed, better organized Top Places section, where you can see where members of a Genetic Group have lived during a given time period.

The Timeline Widget (with a black background color) allows you to switch easily between the different 50-year time periods when looking at migration patterns. This replaces a basic drop-down element that MyHeritage had previously.

The Timeline includes at its top right, the new option to play an animation that automatically cycles through all the periods and updates the heatmap automatically. In other words, the Timeline allows you to observe your Genetic Groups’ migration patterns more easily, either manually or with animation.

Top Places are the cities and countries around the world where the members of a Genetic Group lived during a given time period. The Top Places section, displayed in a panel on the left side of a Genetic Group page, now has a more organized hierarchy.

Countries now receive more accurate “votes” from the cities beneath them, which helps organize them according to their prevalence in that group’s Top places. Additionally, cities are nested under the regions where they are located. This way, it is much easier to understand the distribution of Top Places within a group at a glance. You can click on each country to explore the list further to see the regions or cities within the countries listed, down to a very fine-tuned resolution.

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