Enhanced Family Tree List View

Enhanced Family Tree List View


List View is an important family tree view that is especially convenient for working with large family trees. After recent enhancements, you’ll find the List View even more useful: you can access Smart Matches™, Record Matches, and DNA Matches directly in the list, easily search and sort individuals, and take advantage of lots of other helpful features. It’s now easier than ever to conduct genealogy research and grow your family tree using the List View.

Users have been delighted with the new and improved version. What’s got them so excited about it? Let’s take a look at the features inside:

Accessing the List View

To navigate to the List View, go to your family tree and select “List view” in the upper right-hand corner.

Accessing the List View

The List View of your family tree will appear.

Family tree List View

If you have more than one family tree on your family site, you can switch easily between them by clicking on the tree name at the top left, as shown below, or choose to show a list of all individuals in all your family trees.

Switching between family trees

Caption: Switching between family trees

Viewing Individuals

Clicking on an individual’s name in the list opens the profile panel on the left-hand side of the screen where you can conveniently review more details about the individual and all their immediate family members.

Profile Panel in List View

In the details panel, you can view, add, and edit facts (events) for a person. The panel lists facts with dates and locations as well as photos and videos of the person.

The “Research this person” option opens a search through the 10+ billion records available on MyHeritage SuperSearch for any documents pertaining to this individual.

The “Profile” button opens the Profile page, where you can view all the information known about the individual, including biography, sources, citations, and more.

The “Edit” button opens a page where you can edit the main fields in the individual’s profile. Note that you can also edit any fact right on the details panel by moving the mouse over it and clicking the pencil icon.

“Add” opens a menu where you can select a new relative to add for that individual, such as parents, siblings, spouses, and children.

“More” leads to advanced functions such as adding or removing connections or deleting the person.

The Photos & Videos section displays photos and videos that have been associated with this individual. Click on any photo thumbnail to view it in a larger size. The button with the camera and the “+” symbol is for adding new photos: it opens an overlay on the current page, where you can upload or drag and drop photos and videos from your computer in which this individual appears.

When the details panel is closed, you can reopen it either by clicking on the arrow (as shown below) or by clicking on a person’s name in the list.

Clicking the “Quick edit” pencil icon in the individual’s row opens a new page where you can edit the individual’s profile.

Edit Profile page


View all Smart Matches™, Record Matches, and DNA Matches belonging to individuals in your list by clicking on the corresponding green, brown, or purple icon next to their name in the List View.

Matches in List View

Filter and Sort Options

You can filter your list according to the first letter of the individual’s surname.

Filtering the List View

You can also sort the list by relationship, last name, first name, birth date, birth place, death date, death place, or last added.

Sorting options

Use the search bar on the right to locate a specific individual. This is especially helpful if you have many family trees, and you do not remember which tree an individual was added to.

Search bar

Use the drop-down options to search by full name, first name or last name.

Search options


Click on the settings icon, the cogwheel in the right corner, to edit list display options and name options, and to export a list of your family tree list into a CSV file.

List View settings


We hope you’ll enjoy the enhanced List View and that these improvements will make your genealogical research that much easier. Make the most of its many features, and use it to preserve your family history for future generations.

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  • John Lewis House

    November 21, 2019

    Fantastic new tool. Really useful for me. I will now import my entire tree.

  • Gwendolyn J. Prather

    November 21, 2019

    Am excited about the new changes. I have so enjoyed doing my family tree

  • Jerry Daniel

    November 21, 2019

    How do I get the 4000 year old lamb stew recipe?

  • Cynthia Martinez

    November 21, 2019

    My memories were somehow lost untill
    I started to research my families records It was then that my memory
    Started to regain what I thought was
    lost. My family farmers,some having
    to reinvent themselves with the q
    of the times. Going thru wars
    and sickness and adversity. Their journey makes me stronger and I’m very
    thankful and honored to be a part of
    them! I want to send a heartfelt
    thanks of gratitude for all the people
    that have a hand in in making it possible for people such as myself
    to find my past.
    Cynthia Martinez

  • Ronald Bay Furry

    November 21, 2019

    Look at what happened to my relative, Henry Furry, the grandson of Lawrence Furry who settled in Lowbanks, Ontario, Canada in 1772. The following account is excerpted from pages 497-498 of the 1992 book Grand Heritage by the Dunnville District Heritage Association. This 552-page book chronicles the history of Dunnville and the townships of Canborough, Dunn, Moulton, Sherbrooke, and South Cayuga. Moulton and Sherbrooke are the towns where the Furry farms are located in Haldiman County, Ontario, Canada. The story goes like this.

    Buried Treasure

    “Several local residents hinted about a smuggler’s cove in the hamlet of Lowbanks, but no one was able to pinpoint the site. Although there is no evidence that there was any pirate gold buried in the area, something made three men dig up Henry Furry’s grave one moonless night in the summer of 1941.

    “Furry was 86 years old when he died in 1887. Alvin Barrick, Jesse Furry and Reuben Neff were digging Henry’s grave in the local cemetery in Lowbanks when the side of the opening caved in and a stone chest slid out. The men laid the chest aside until they had completed their digging, then put it back in the hole and covered it up before the interment took place.

    “Later Neff, Reuben and Furry realized that the chest might have contained hidden treasure but it was too late to do anything about it. The men told their story about uncovering the chest and two legends came to light, indicating what the stone chest might have contained.

    “The first was the “Yankee Story.” Because the Yanks were not sure what the outcome of the Civil War would be, some of them brought their money across Lake Erie from New York and buried it about ten miles west of Port Colborne. After the war they returned to the area but were unable to locate the buried money.

    “Another legend told of a Spanish pirate who landed a boat on the point west of the cemetery. They say that the Spanish “gentleman” buried a chest of gold on a farm he bought in the area. Sometime after he returned to Cuba, the local folk were informed that he had been hanged there. It was also said that a Lowbanks farmer sent him two lots of money, 400 English pounds in all, with the understanding that if the pirate didn’t return to Lowbanks, the farm would belong to him.

    “These stories were passed down through until that night in 1941 when the three men desecrated the grave. They came in two cars, which they parked at the east end of the cemetery. They dug for four hours and when they were finished the casket of pine and oak and Henry Furry’s bones lay scattered about. It is not known if the ghouls benefited from their gruesome work, but most old-timers felt that the men probably dug for the treasure in the wrong place.”

    I recall hearing about this when I was young, but there is a greater danger that lurks along the shore of Lake Erie at the site of this old cemetery — wave action! I remember when first my Grandfather, and then my Grandmother, were buried in the Lowbanks cemetery. I watched as they lowered their caskets in the graves, so I know they were there. Years later I went back to visit the cemetery but could not find either of their headstones or several others. I was told that the winds off Lake Erie in the winter sometimes blow so violently that huge waves are made that easily erode the shore. The cemetery used to be quite a safe distance from the shore and it was on a small hill. That hill is now gone, along with both my Grandfather and Grandmother Furry.

  • Sarah Fairchild

    November 21, 2019

    Thank you for this good news. We will always take “easier”.

  • David Winkel

    November 22, 2019

    It would also be of usefulness to be able to search by burial place, especially if you are planning to visit a particular cemetery, nearby.

    David Winkel

  • Savina Lola Lafreniere

    November 22, 2019

    I need to track my Italian heritage in Italy

  • Roberta)Kolberg) Collamore

    November 22, 2019

    I’m glad to hear that my information will be more accurate.
    I have been disappointed with the general information I have received regarding birth places of my Grandparents.

  • Charlotte Heaton

    November 22, 2019

    This looks to be very helpful.

  • Charlotte Heaton

    November 22, 2019

    This will be very helpful.

  • Charlotte Heaton

    November 22, 2019

    This will be very helpful to gain information on my father’s side of the family. I know more about my mother’s family. Do help my with my father’s family tree.

  • Brenda Wheatley

    November 22, 2019

    How secure is the information I put on this system?
    Can I have it so that only family members can view the info? I am worried about identity fraud.

  • Maxwell Hopkins

    November 22, 2019

    Looking forward to easier family searches.

  • Karen Pointer

    November 22, 2019

    This is an amazing experience that brings us together as you find both Heritage & Families that were part of making you who you are today. My question is does this system intertwine with others for information found?

    • Esther

      November 24, 2019

      Hi Karen,

      You can view Smart Matches, Record Matches, and DNA Matches straight from the family tree List View.


  • Carol Anderson

    November 23, 2019

    I must say this is an awful lot of information to digest let alone use. I guess I will start at the beginning and worry about the rest later. I do like the idea of a printout of the total tree. I am looking up three family trees and it gets confusing. The oldest relative goes back to the mid 1600s.

  • Jan

    November 23, 2019

    Glad to see these initiatives, once the tree grows it becomes impossible to keep on top of the notifications and laborious to save information found. It’s put me off renewing, and if I can have a free trial to see if these changes make the navigation of the site easier I might sign up again. Although the pricing is now becoming prohibitive, a monthly payment would be welcomed by many I suspect.

  • Mary Petti

    November 23, 2019

    Thanks for this updated enhancements, I love searching my family tress.

  • Reginald Paul Austin

    November 23, 2019

    Will try it

  • K.d. Mullins

    November 24, 2019

    Cost ?

    • Esther

      November 24, 2019

      Hi K.d. This is a free feature, open to all MyHeritage users. Enjoy!

  • Alice Redmond-Neal

    November 26, 2019

    Thank you for continuing to offer improved features. May I suggest an advanced search for fields other than simply names? So often I know I’ve put a nugget in the Bio field but have no way to search for it.

    • Esther

      November 27, 2019

      Thanks for the feedback!

  • Dave

    November 27, 2019

    What is a CSV file?

    • Esther

      November 27, 2019

      Hi Dave,

      A Comma Separated Values (CSV) file is a plain text file that contains a list of data. These files are often used for exchanging data between different applications. You can open one in Excel among other applications.

      Best, Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Bill Belfy

    December 2, 2019

    im looking for any matches for Belfy.

  • Gwen Auel

    December 3, 2019

    It looks like a wonderful tool. You are the best research
    company for finding family. I am not very good at computer
    use, but even I can use this.

  • Graziano Saibene

    December 3, 2019

    Tutto OK.
    È possibile ricevere da voi una copia in formato abbastanza grande dell’albero, (o di una porzione di esso), stampata.
    Mi piacerebbe poterla usare per farne dei regali personalizzati.

  • Moises Mabunga

    January 14, 2020


  • Barbara Kathleen Sabin

    March 16, 2020

    I am excited to see information in regards to my family the ‘Burney’s”