Introducing the MyHeritage Gift Membership

Introducing the MyHeritage Gift Membership

Just in time for the holidays, we’re happy to announce the launch of the new MyHeritage gift membership! You can now give someone special the MyHeritage Complete plan, our best plan for family history research. To celebrate the launch, gift memberships are now available with a 50% introductory discount.

With many people spending more time at home and looking for meaningful activities to enjoy, the MyHeritage gift membership makes the perfect holiday gift and is sure to delight a dear family member or close friend.

The gift membership is the Complete plan which provides access to all features and all 12.7 billion historical records on MyHeritage.

Order a gift membership in a few clicks, and your chosen recipient will receive an email explaining the super simple steps needed to redeem their gift.

Give a gift membership today

What’s included?

You can choose to give either a 1-year or 6-month gift membership. Gift memberships are one-time and do not renew.

The gift membership includes the following benefits of the Complete plan:

  •       Unlimited family tree size and unlimited photo storage 
  •       Access to MyHeritage’s 12.7 billion historical records
  •       Automatic Record Matches for the family tree 
  •       Automatic Smart Matches™ to millions of family trees
  •       Instant Discoveries™ consisting of Person Discoveries and Photo Discoveries
  •       Tree Consistency Checker that identifies mistakes and inconsistencies in the family tree
  •       Unlimited use of MyHeritage In Color™ and the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer

How to give a gift membership

To purchase a gift membership, visit

Giving a gift on

Giving a gift on

Select the duration of the gift either 6 months or 1 year, and click “Continue”.

You’ll be asked to log in to your MyHeritage account or sign up for free if you are not yet a MyHeritage user. An account is needed for the gift giver in order for MyHeritage to send notifications regarding the gift (e.g., to let them know that the gift was received and used), but that account doesn’t need to be a paid account. You’ll then be taken to the Order Page.

Order Page

Order Page

Enter the recipient’s name and email, and add a personal greeting for the recipient if you wish.

We’ll soon add the option to select a delivery date within 6 months of the date of purchase, and if a delivery date isn’t selected, your gift will be sent on the date you purchase the gift membership. This is perfect for timing the delivery of the gift to someone’s birthday, for example.

Enter the billing information and complete your order. The gift will be charged once and will not auto-renew.

A confirmation email will be sent to your email.

You’ll also receive an email notification on the day that your gift is delivered.

Receiving a gift membership

The recipient of your gift will receive an email from MyHeritage notifying them of their gift with further instructions. Here’s how they redeem it:

The gift arrives! Recipient clicks “Get started” to proceed and “activate” the gift membership.

The gift arrives! Recipient clicks “Get started” to proceed and “activate” the gift membership.

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Activating a gift membership. Gift code is already pre-filled. The recipient only needs to click “Continue”.

A pop-up will appear to create a free MyHeritage account (for non MyHeritage users), or to log in to an existing account.

Once the membership is activated, the recipient clicks “Start your family tree” and that’s it!

If a gift membership is not activated within one week, a reminder email will be sent to the recipient.

If the recipient already has a family tree with another service, they can follow these instructions to upload it to MyHeritage as a GEDCOM file

Important details

At the end of the gift membership period, the recipient will retain access to their MyHeritage account and all family tree data and nothing will be deleted. If they wish to continue enjoying the full benefits of a membership, it will be up to them to extend their plan (or you can decide to be kind to them and give them another gift membership — it’s up to you).

If you gifted someone and they don’t want the gift, don’t worry! You can ask our customer support to transfer it to someone else. If you gifted someone and it turns out they already have a paid account on MyHeritage, you can also transfer it to someone else. Until a gift is activated by the recipient, the membership period doesn’t begin so no time is lost. The gift needs to be activated within 6 months of its delivery to the recipient, and then it will start.


A gift membership on MyHeritage makes a great holiday or birthday gift. It is the perfect way to introduce someone you care about to the enjoyable world of genealogy and help them discover their family history. Choose a 6-month or 1-year membership and enjoy a 50% discount off our regular prices.  If you are already a subscriber, you can share your passion for family history with someone else. If you know a relative or friend of yours who is using MyHeritage and enjoying it, surprise them with a gift membership and it will apply to their existing account on MyHeritage.



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  • Doris Smith

    December 14, 2020


  • Ralph Winn

    December 16, 2020

    Like to order a couple of DNA kits for my family