• MyHeritage Added Interface Improvements for Genetic Groups

    Feb 16

    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 ances...


  • MyHeritage DNA Launched Genetic Groups

    Jan 14

    MyHeritage announced the release of Genetic Groups, a long-awaited enhancement of ethnicity results on MyHeritage DNA. With this addition, the resolution of MyHeritage's ethnicity breakdown increases dramatically to 2,114 geographic regions, providing more depth and resolution than any other DNA test available today, and complementing the curr...


  • MyHeritage Added Family Tree Pedigree View on Desktop

    Jan 5

    MyHeritage has added Pedigree View to their desktop software. Pedigree view is the preferred family tree view for countless MyHeritage users who do their family history on their MyHeritage family sites. Many have asked for MyHeritage to release Pedigree View on their desktop software. The company has released a Pedigree View for family tre...


  • MyHeritage Introduced the MyHeritage Gift Membership

    Dec 3

    MyHeritage announced the launch of the new MyHeritage gift membership! You can now give someone special the MyHeritage Complete plan, their best plan for family history research. To celebrate the launch, gift memberships are now available with a 50% introductory discount. The gift membership is the Complete plan which provides access to all...


  • MyHeritage Released New Norwegian Record Collection

    Nov 5

    MyHeritage announced the addition of a new Norwegian historical record collection – Norway Church Records, 1815-1938. The records in this collection were digitized in collaboration with the National Archives of Norway (Akivverket), and consist of 42.2 million indexed record and high quality scans of the original documents. The records inc...


  • MyHeritage Updated their Theory of Family Relativity Again

    Oct 20

    MyHeritage announced that they have refreshed the data for their Theory of Family Relativity. This is the third time they have updated the feature since releasing in in February of 2019. This revolutionary technology may offer astounding new information on your family connections. The Theory of Family Relativity helps you to make the most o...


  • MyHeritage Added 19.4 Million Records

    Sep 15

    MyHeritage announced that it added 19.4 million records in nine collections in July of 2020. The new U.S collections include passenger lists from California and Washington (Seattle), an index of Navy and Marine awards, and a New York City marriages collection. MyHeritage has also added an update to the New York City Death collection. There are...


  • MyHeritage Enhanced their Search Engine for Historical Records

    Aug 13

    MyHeritage announced that their search engine for historical records has been redesigned and improved. Searching their 12.5 billion historical records is now easier and more intuitive. The purpose of redesigning the search engine was to improve the user experience. Their main goals in this initiative were: Provide faster performance to a...


  • Verogen Experienced a Security Breach

    Aug 6

    Verogen, which partnered with GEDMatch in December of 2019, experienced a security breach. Verogen posted the following on its blog: “On the morning of July 19, GEDmatch experienced a security breach orchestrated through a sophisticated attack on one of our servers via an existing user account. We became aware of the situation a short tim...


  • MyHeritage Added 8.3 Million Records

    Jul 23

    MyHeritage announced they have added 8.3 million historical records from June of 2020 from six new collections from the U.K., Spain, and New Zealand. Four million records from a World War I medal index were added from the U.K. Three collections from the Vitoria Diocese in Spain were added: a baptism index, a marriage index, and a death in...