High Praise for MyHeritage’s New Genetic Genealogy Features

High Praise for MyHeritage’s New Genetic Genealogy Features

This week we released two game-changing genetic genealogy features: The Theory of Family Relativity™ and AutoClusters.

DNA Product Manager, Ran Snir, presents new DNA features on MyHeritage.

DNA Product Manager, Ran Snir, presents new DNA features on MyHeritage.

The response to both announcements has been incredible! Users are thrilled with the features and tools that we’ve introduced, and even after only a couple of days, the feedback is outstanding.

Here’s what people are saying online:

Theory of Family Relativity

“I am loving this!” – Tom G.

“The Theory of Family Relativity tool looks like it will be a great time-saver. It took about one minute to point out an exact location for each of a group of three cousins on the exact branch of the family tree where we suspected the shared ancestral couple must be, finding its way through five different user supplied family trees. Even though it didn’t appear to consult census returns or other documentary evidence, it provided a pretty clear road map to use as a research guide. This should save us a lot of time that might otherwise be lost blundering down numerous dead ends.” (from https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2019/02/28/new-myheritage-dna-tools/)

“Awesome, it just resolved one unknown match!” – Daiyu H.

“All seven of my hints are correct, and what’s more, three of them manage to get around serious errors — not just gaps — in my match’s pedigrees. On the other hand, the competitor’s tool appears to have been rushed into release without adequate testing. It gives me no matches whatsoever, even though according to the documentation, it should show more than 40 DNA+pedigree matches that can already be found using existing features on the site!” – John Dobson

“Simply magic!” – Michael P. 

“Thank you! I was able to fill in some gaps to confirm an unknown match through the Theory of Family Relativity. Hope to find more!” – Heather B. 

“I’ve received 5 and it is spot on to how I have determined us to be related!” – Keren F.

“I have three “Family Relativity” connections for DNA matches that may be a new connection!” – Leah A. 


“Oh my, I am having such fun with this!  Need more time to work out some of the paths it’s given me.” – Fred J. 

“Wonderful option. I received matches I haven’t looked at before. All these matches can be confirmed by paper trail.” – Peter K. 

“Wow! What an amazing tool.” – Vivi B.

“I was able to finally figure out some DNA matches that I was stuck on!” – Marie K. 

“I went to the first offered theory of relativity that I did not know the match is clear now!” – Sara B. 

“Once again MyHeritage demonstrates its technological leadership and innovation in the world of online genealogical research.” – Delbert Ritchart

“This is fantastic, I’m so glad you are finally doing this.” – Julia B.

“I saw this feature earlier today on my account, I really enjoy it so far!” Caitlin A.


“I love the new tool and it was way quicker than I thought!! Already have excellent results.” – Kerri W. 

“I am really excited about this new tool!” – Patricia P. 

“What a joy! Thank you, MyHeritage!” – Magda M. 

“I’m never going to get any work done, what with all these great tools!” – Dave N. 

“Wow, congrats! This is super awesome!” – Jennifer P. 

“Thank you so much. Can’t wait to try it out!”

“Well done, this absolutely rocks!”

“I received my AutoCluster via email. Really cool!” – Lesleigh E. 

“Thanks so much for incorporating new techniques in your offerings. – Linda B. 


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    Randy Seaver

    March 1, 2019

    I’ve had a different experience so far. I have 15 matches in the Theory of Family Relativity, and 5 of them are dead wrong (I’m assuming that my tree is correct, of course!).

    Everyone needs to be careful because you do not control the trees of your DNA matches. You have to do the research to prove relationships.

  • Jason Lee

    March 2, 2019

    I’m pleased with the progress.

  • Lizzy

    March 17, 2019

    how do I get tjhe DNA cluster please

  • John Joseph Dufresne

    March 17, 2019

    Sounds neat.

  • Kaylene Klein

    March 18, 2019

    These sound great, I’m looking forward to checking out these new tools.