New And Improved Family Statistics On MyHeritage

Ever wonder which of your relatives lived the longest, the average age of your relatives at marriage, or which first names are the most common in your family? Did you know that there’s a handy section of the MyHeritage website that can tell you all of this and much more? 

We’re delighted to announce that our useful Family Statistics feature has just received a major upgrade! Family Statistics is a totally FREE feature that provides dozens of enlightening and fun insights about your family. If you love spotting trends and analyzing data, you won’t want to miss it.


Family Statistics shows you dozens of different analytics for your family tree. Using the metrics on the page, you can better understand your family history across several categories: places, ages, births, marriages, children, divorces, and now, relationships.

Among the many interesting facts that are showcased, you’ll learn which couple was married the longest and which pair of siblings had the largest age gap. You’ll also discover who had the most children, who was married the most times, and even find out the most common birth months in your family. Think you know your family tree inside and out? Family Statistics may give you a few surprises.

What’s New

The current update includes a facelift of the design for a more contemporary look. The display is larger, making the page easier to read. In this update, we’ve also added new insights and made the overall user experience on the page more enjoyable. In the new design, the navigation between the categories has moved from the left hand panel to the top of the page, which allows for an enlarged view of each page component.

Accessing Family Statistics

To view the statistics for your family site, hover over the Home tab on the navigation bar and select “Family Statistics”. If you manage multiple family trees on MyHeritage, you can select any tree to view its statistics from the dropdown. You can also select “All family trees” to view aggregated statistics of all your family trees.

For users with very large family trees, preparing the data for the first time can take several minutes. Otherwise, the data will be generated and displayed quickly. Thanks to this update, the page is now mobile-friendly and can also be viewed on your phone’s web browser.

What’s New: Relationships

Beyond the visual improvements, we’ve added a new category of metrics: Relationships. The Relationships page displays 6 charts that provide a deeper understanding of how the people in your family tree are related to you.

The General chart at the top of the page displays subsets of people in your family tree based on their relationship to you, and counts the number of people in each one. For example “All” includes all the people in the tree; “Related to you” includes the subset of people who actually have a relationship path connecting to you; “Your blood relatives” includes everyone in the tree with whom you share a common ancestor, and so on. Empty subsets will not be shown, so if, for example, you do not have any descendants, the corresponding subset “Your descendants” will not appear in the chart.

All charts on the Relationships page are clickable, making Family Statistics into a powerful springboard for working with your family tree. Clicking on any subset (bar) in the chart will open a new window that displays the corresponding individuals in List view of your family tree.

In List view, you’ll see more details about each ancestor, including their relationship to you, dates and places of birth and death, and whether you have discoveries like Smart Matches or Record Matches for them. The List view is very convenient to work with.

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