• MyHeritage Updated Their Census Helper

    Jun 7

    Just before the release of the 1950 U.S. Census in April 2022, MyHeritage released the Census Helper, a tool that scans your family tree and complies list of your relatives who are very likely to be found in census records. In the initial release the Census Helper calculated a list of family members to find in the newly released 1950 U.S. cens...


  • MyHeritage Publishes 1950 U.S. Census

    Apr 8

    MyHeritage announced that they have published an image-only collection of the 1950 U.S. Census, 72 years after the enumeration was initiated - and it is now available for you to search for FREE!  The census provides fascinating details about the lives of the 150 million Americans living in the U.S. and its territories from 1940 to 1950, I...


  • New Relationship Diagram on MyHeritage

    Oct 19

    MyHeritage has Introduced a New Relationship Diagram. When you add people to your family tree, their relationships to you are calculated automatically. The relationship is then shown anywhere on the MyHeritage site where the names of your site members and people in your tree appear. In the past, you would see the relationship listed for tha...


  • MyHeritage Improved Their Family Tree

    Sep 2

    MyHeritage announced that the most popular views for family trees on MyHeritage has been improved with a new design. This will make it easier to navigate your family tree and make new discoveries. The improvements include a new Relationship diagram that enables you to visualize your relationship to people in the family tree and understand h...


  • MyHeritage Releases Millions of Historical Records from Brazil

    Aug 24

    MyHeritage announced the publication of 9.7 million records from the state of Pernambuco, Brazil from 3 record collections: Pernambuco Births, 1800 - 1920; Marriages, 1800 - 1960; and Deaths, 1820 - 2017. Pernambuco Births and Marriages are new collections to MyHeritage. Pernambuco Deaths was first published last year and is now updated wit...


  • MyHeritage has Acquired Filae

    Aug 12

    MyHeritage announced that it has signed agreements to acquire 90.91% of the share capital and 89.11% of the voting rights of Filae, a leading genealogy service in France. Through additional planning steps, MyHeritage’s stake in Filae will increase later on to 100% Filae is a leading family history service in France, through TreeHouse Juni...


  • MyHeritage Lets You Confirm or Reject Theories

    Jul 22

    MyHeritage has introduced the ability to confirm or reject a Theory of Family Relativity. This function was widely requested by MyHeritage DNA users. While the new theories presented by MyHeritage are often accurate, they are occasionally incorrect. Theories are based on historical records and family tree data. There may be errors in the fa...


  • MyHeritage Added Austrian and Eastern European Records

    Jul 13

    MyHeritage released new Austrian and Eastern European record collections. These two new record collections come from the Austrian Roman-Catholic church, and total to an addition of 10.7 million records. The first collection is an index of records from a variety of communities around Austria-Hungary as well as Eastern Europe, covering modern...


  • MyHeritage Acquired by Francisco Partners

    May 13

    MyHeritage announced that it has been acquired by Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. Gilad Japhet, Founder and CEO of MyHeritage, will continue to lead their excellent and dedicated team as they create new and exciting ways for people to learn about their origins. ...


  • MyHeritage Announced Genetic Groups of DNA Matches

    Apr 20

    MyHeritage announced that you can now compare your Genetic Groups to those of your DNA Matches. In December of 2020, MyHeritage introduced Genetic Groups, an enhancement to their Ethnicity Estimate which increases the resolution of MyHeritage DNA’s ethnicity breakdown to 2,114 geographic regions. Previously on the Review Match page, there...