Update to Related Records on MyHeritage

Update to Related Records on MyHeritage

We recently revamped Related Records in SuperSearch™ to ensure that you don’t miss any important historical records that can lead you to new discoveries.

Related Records, previously known as Record Detective™, shows additional records or family tree profiles that might belong to the person or people featured in the historical record you are currently viewing. The technology scans the record you’ve discovered in SuperSearch™ and matches it to our entire database of over 10.2 billion historical records and family tree profiles to locate related records. For example, a birth record could point to a newspaper article about the wedding of the same person, where you could learn about new family members that you weren’t aware of.

To make Related Records more practical and ensure that you won’t miss them, we now show them in a convenient panel on the right-hand side of the record instead of below it. Related Records are generated by MyHeritage’s record-to-record matching technology, and we’ve just re-calculated these matches, adding hundreds of millions of additional Related Records. This will open the door to many new and exciting discoveries.

Here are some examples of Related Records at work:

  1. A 1921 Canadian Census record for my 3rd great uncle, Michael Margolick, leads to an additional 9 historical records.
    With 6 separate records from the Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957 collection, we can see that Michael, a manufacturer and businessman, did a bit of traveling from 1927–1932. One of the passenger lists shows that Michael and his wife Helen traveled to the U.S. from Montreal in 1932 on the ship named Columbus.
  2. A marriage record for Frederick J Blanchard & Gertrude H Blanchard in the collection In Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841–1915 links to an additional 4 records, which include 3 census records from 1920, 1930, and 1940 U.S. Censuses.
    In the 1920 census, we learn of Frederick and Gertrude’s two children Charles and Ruth, and of his profession as a rough rounder in a shoe shop. He most likely operated or tended a variety of machines to finish shoes and shoe parts.
    In the 1930 census, we see that the son Charles has probably moved out and is no longer living with the family, and at 55 years old, Frederick is now a school janitor.
    By the 1940 census, both of their children have moved out, and Fredrick is still working as a janitor in a public school.
  3. A MyHeritage family tree record for Marie Travis leads to a whopping 24 additional records for her and her family members!
    Some of the highlights include her parents’ marriage record from 1895 in Fulton, Illinois. Another is a WWI draft record for her brother Rolland H Reeder in the United States World War I Draft Registrations collection. There you can see some interesting facts about his occupation, physical attributes, and more.


Viewing Related Records requires a Data subscription or Complete subscription on MyHeritage. Some records come from free collections (e.g. the BillionGraves collection of headstones) and can be viewed without a subscription, but the majority are not free. Learn more about our various plans here.


With the addition of new matches and the improved user interface, your chances of finding new Related Records have significantly improved. We hope that you will make exciting new discoveries and gain new insights into your family history.

Keep an eye out for them on the right of every record in SuperSearch™.

Here at MyHeritage, we are committed to continue innovating and developing new technologies, but we are also working to improve existing features to make family history more exciting and rewarding for you.

Let us know what you discover!


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  • Theresa H. Floyd

    December 16, 2019

    My heritage has helped me a lot

  • Louis Kessler

    December 16, 2019

    Excellent feature unique to MyHeritage. And yes, much better on the side than at the bottom. Keep up the great innovations!

  • Kirsty susan Wallace

    December 16, 2019

    I’m not sure what to say ☺️☺️

  • Colette Hernandez

    December 16, 2019

    Like mine updated

  • Nancy M Nieto

    December 16, 2019

    Interesting concept

  • Richard Henry

    December 16, 2019

    Good steps to more accuracy!

  • Harry M. Green

    December 16, 2019

    very interesting…..want to learn more
    thank you
    Harry M. Green

  • Raymond Young

    December 16, 2019

    Exciting development

  • Gerrye Becker – Fielden

    December 16, 2019

    very interesting – when I feel committed to starting again on my ancestry, I will definitely consider My Heritage highly – and starting again will have to wait until I can afford it.

  • Peggy J. Mc Reed

    December 16, 2019

    Great improvement. Thank you. Look forward to using new program.
    I think this will be a great advantage and give a information that most are looking for.
    Thank you for this improvement.
    Peggy J. Mc Reed

  • Susan Theobald

    December 16, 2019

    I’m interested

  • Darlene

    December 16, 2019

    Looks like good info

  • Ceri Farrell

    December 16, 2019

    I’m interested in finding out more about my ancestry

  • James Campbell

    December 17, 2019

    James Campbell arrived in New York from Glasgow in 1900 the Name of the Ship was called ” Anchoria’
    He continued onto Australia to Marry my Grandmother on the 11/07/04. Cannot locate the Name of the Ship that he sailed onto Australia

  • Magnus osborne

    December 17, 2019

    this is great hope to see more of south african history included

  • Peter Jessop

    December 17, 2019

    Great improvement. Thank you. Look forward to using new program.
    I think this will be a great advantage and give a information that most are looking for. Have a great new year .Peter .

  • Kate

    December 17, 2019


  • Lois Getz

    December 17, 2019

    I am so glad that finally i may be able to trace my family further in Latvia…..I need to find my paternal great grandparents to see if they too lived in Latvia and what they did…thanks…

  • Barb Stone

    December 17, 2019

    Thank you for the added help!

  • veronica somers

    December 17, 2019

    What I have learned so far, doesn,t relate to anyone I know. I don’t have enough information.

  • Dale Specht

    December 18, 2019

    Looking for Ellis island documents on Ferdinand Specht

  • Joseph Frank ‘J.F.’ Purcell

    December 18, 2019

    Tangential searching is advantageous for genealogists!

  • Mary Elizabeth Girres Hedges

    December 18, 2019

    Richard John Girres

  • LeeChen

    December 18, 2019

    I am looking for a lost son born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England between September and November 1976 with Chinese oriental features.

    +6 018 2929488

  • Lewis Armstrong

    December 18, 2019

    I am working on a genealogy for the Armstrongs. A cousin before he died about 9 years ago had taken it back to Sweden about 497 AD. The manuscript had about 150 pages. It is now up to 220 pages. I use Whtepages Premein to locate 2nd, 3rd and 4th cousins to get information about their parents to add into the text.

  • Lynda Cosmo Majerus

    December 20, 2019

    Thanks for any research done.it has helped me.

  • Ana Alarcon

    December 24, 2019

    I found a half sister!

  • christy

    December 29, 2019

    Wow, would take me months to bring this together; great innovation.

  • Glenys davis

    January 8, 2020

    Researching family history

  • Roberta Meredith

    January 14, 2020

    Roberta Melva murphy married to Jonathan clark Meredith on April 25th 2008 . I have been doing my family history of my fathers an mothers side there Family and also my husbands mother and fathers as well all the way down to the 1600’s U know I have Indian heritage but I’m not sure how much and we’re actully they cane from and that I know I’m Alaskan Cree First Nation Indian and sekechawi Indian as well

  • Alessandra cragnotti

    February 15, 2020

    I’m sure what you say thank you so much

  • Sherry Johns

    March 12, 2020