MyHeritage DNA Testing Updates

MyHeritage DNA Testing Updates


Vicki’s note – excerpts from a 1-17-18 article from Family Tree Magazine.  Read the entire article by clinking this link.


MyHeritage Releases Major Updates and Improvements

Last week MyHeritage rolled out major updates and improvements to DNA Matching rolled out today for all users…

On January 11, 2018, MyHeritage rolled out major updates and improvements to their DNA Matching, which they announced with a statement on their blog. Here’s what you need to know:

MyHeritage DNA Matching

If you’re not familiar with MyHeritage’s DNA Matching program, it’s a system that compares DNA results in the MyHeritage database to each other, whether the DNA is from a MyHeritage kit or is uploaded to their site from your previous test. This comparison allow users to find other individuals they share DNA segments with, and helps explain how these individuals are related. To date, MyHeritage’s database contains DNA results for 1.o75 million people, and their system updates your matches daily, looking for new matches in the system. Users are notified by a weekly email about the best new matches found in the system that week…

They’re also the only one of the 3 largest DNA test services that supports DNA result upload – and it’s free. If you’ve not taken advantage of this, we recommend you head over to their website and upload your previous results from other companies.


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