• MyHeritage Acquires Promethease and SNPedia

    Oct 8

    MyHeritage announced the acquisition of SNPedia and Promethease, through acquiring the company that owned and operated them, River Road Bio. This will expand MyHeritage's intellectual property in medical genetics. This marks MyHeritage's first consumer health acquisition and their 10th acquisition since MyHeritage's founding. Promethease w...


  • MyHeritage Added Nord Civil Marriage Records

    Sep 10

    MyHeritage announced that it has added a robust collection of 5.4 million civil records of marriages from 1792-1937 in the department of Nord. These records are now available in MyHeritage SuperSearch. The collection includes a detailed searchable index created by MyHeritage that is not on other websites. Nord is the most populous departmen...


  • MyHeritage Explains How to Navigate Your DNA Health Report

    Aug 13

    MyHeritage has loads of information about how to navigate your MyHeritage DNA Health Reports. The new MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test offers an extensive range of genetic insights through detailed health reports for 27 conditions. There are two ways to access your reports. One is through an email that MyHeritage will send you after th...


  • MyHeritage Updated its Mobile App

    Jul 9

    MyHeritage has updated the MyHeritage mobile app. It is available for iOS and Android, for both smartphones and tablets. You can download the app for free. MyHeritage added several new features to their app that will help you improve your family history research. Those features include: Family Timelines, the ability to view family trees tha...


  • MyHeritage Introduces DNA Health + Ancestry Test

    Jun 13

    MyHeritage announced the launch of the MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry Test. It offers new dimensions of genetic insight to enrich your life, enlighten you about your health, and help you make informed lifestyle choices. The MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test includes dozens of personalized and easy-to-understand health reports. It also...


  • MyHeritage Explains Processing Delays of MyHeritage DNA Tests

    May 16

    MyHeritage posted an update regarding the processing times for MyHeritage DNA Tests. The problem began in the beginning of March of 2019, when MyHeritage upgraded to a new and more advanced DNA chip. Until recently, MyHeritage DNA tests were processed using Illumnia's Omni chip. To provide MyHeritage customers with a more robust and powerfu...


  • MyHeritage Added Norwegian Census Records

    Apr 4

    MyHeritage announced the addition of three important census record collections from Norway, from 1891, 1900, and 1910, to MyHeritage SuperSearch. These record collections were added in collaboration with the National Archives of Norway, and include 6.8 million new records. With the release of these new collections, MyHeritage now offers approxim...


  • MyHeritage has Finished Digitizing Israel’s Cemeteries

    Mar 21

    MyHeritage announced that they have completed their goal of digitizing every cemetery in Israel. The process took five years of dedicated efforts. Israel is now the first country in the world to have almost all of its gravestones preserved and searchable online, with images, locations, and fully transcribed records. MyHeritage put up all of tha...


  • MyHeritage Introduced Two New Features

    Mar 12

    MyHeritage has introduced two new features that can help users get more from their DNA Matches. One is called Theory of Family Relativity, and the other is called AutoClusters. Theory of Family Relativity incorporates genealogical information on all MyHeritage's collections of nearly 10 billion historical records and family tree profiles to off...


  • Why People Sent DNA Test To Strangers

    Feb 19

    A strange thing happened around Christmas Eve of 2018. People began receiving DNA testing kits that they didn't order. The kits were purchased and sent by strangers. This creepy situation happened when some malicious people decided to scam a “refer a friend” program. MyHeritage, a genealogy company that sells its own direct-to-consumer DNA t...