• MyHeritage and 23andMe to Donate DNA Kits to Reunite Families

    Jul 2

    Two of the companies that make direct-to-consumer DNA test kits are offering free DNA tests to help reunite families that were separated from each other at the United States border. Both MyHeritage and 23andMe have started contacting relevant government agencies and non-profit legal aid organizations that are representing the families. Genealog...


  • BackupMyTree and World Vital Records are Sunsetting

    Jun 23

    MyHeritage announced that they will be sunsetting both World Vital Records/ Family Link and BackupMyTree. MyHeritage acquired those services in 2011, and is retiring them on September 1, 2018. In general, it is not unusual for a company to sunset products or smaller companies that they acquired some time after acquiring them. It has happened wit...


  • MyHeritage had a Data Breach

    Jun 8

    MyHeritage posted a very important blog titled: “MyHeritage Statement About a Cybersecurity Incident”. Genealogists and family historians who have an account at MyHeritage should take the time to read it. The blog provides details about what happened and what steps MyHeritage has taken after learning about the incident. MyHeritage started...


  • Before You Reach Out to Your Genetic Relatives…

    Jun 2

    MyHeritage sells a DNA testing kit that consumers can take if they want to learn more about their genetics. Those who take the test will be notified if a DNA Match exists. DNA Matches is a feature that uses your DNA to help you find relatives. Before you rush into reaching out to your genetic relatives, there are some things you should consider. ...


  • MyHeritage Closed Applications to DNA Quest

    May 16

    MyHeritage announced that it has closed applications to DNA Quest, a pro bono initiative that was created for the purpose of helping adoptees and their birth families to find each other. MyHeritage put together an informative blog post about the project and what happens next. When DNA Quest launched, it was open to adoptees that were seeking to ...


  • MyHeritage Improved their One-To-Many Chromosome Browser

    Apr 12

    MyHeritage has implemented improvements to their recently released One-to-Many Chromosome Browser. These changes were made because users requested them. Three new additions make it easier to use the Chromosome Browser pages and provide additional information about your DNA Matches. The first improvement allows you to easily reference your compa...


  • MyHeritage Added New Features to its Mobile App

    Apr 2

    MyHeritage announced that they added two new features to their MyHeritage mobile app. These features were designed to improve user's family history research. The MyHeritage mobile app is available for free on iOS and Android and it works great on smartphones and tablets.The mobile app allows you to capture and share family photos and memories r...


  • MyHeritage Releases New Collections with 325 Million Records

    Mar 9

    MyHeritage announced the addition of 325 million important historical records to SuperSearch. This brings the total number of global records available at MyHeritage through SuperSearch to 8.8 billion. SuperSearch is MyHeritage's search engine for historical records. It is not necessary to have a membership at MyHeritage to access and search for ...


  • Free Genealogy Resources for Frugal Genealogists

    Mar 8

    You really want to learn more about your ancestors, and fill in your family tree. Unfortunately, you are on a tight budget, and don't have extra money to spend on this project. The good news is that there are plenty of genealogy resources that you can access for free. Ancestry Library Edition offers a free trial. When that tria...


  • MyHeritage Launched DNA Quest

    Mar 6

    MyHeritage announced that they have launched a pro bono initiative called DNA Quest. The purpose of DNA Quest is to help adoptees and their birth families to find each other. According to MyHeritage, more than 7 million Americans are adopted, and many are searching for their biological parents or siblings. Every year, some adoptees and their b...