Wednesday, January 2, 2019

MyHeritage Celebrates a Busy 2018! What's Coming in 2019?

In the MyHeritage Blog post "Goodbye 2018… Welcome 2019!" yesterday, MyHeritage highlighted their new, exciting and improved features of their company at the end of 2018.  The opening paragraph noted:

"2018 was an exceptional year here at MyHeritage. We continued to innovate, and released new and exciting features, many in response to requests from the community, and we enjoyed significant growth of family trees, historical records, and DNA kits in our database. We improved important aspects of our family history platform and upped our genetic genealogy game to help people better understand how they are related to their DNA Matches. Most of all, we are proud that we were able to reunite countless families through our DNA Matches and family history discoveries and to change their lives in a meaningful way."

They also provided a graphic with statistics at the end of 2018:

After a month-by-month review of the highlights of the MyHeritage year, they added a list of the new MyHeritage record collections added or updated in 2018, a list of the heartwarming family reunions achieved through MyHeritageDNA, and popular MyHeritage presentations on Family Tree Webinars.

I am looking forward to two of the new features that are not yet available to all MyHeritage users at this time:

*  The "Theory of Family Relativity" BIG Tree announced at RootsTech 2018 and mentioned at the November 2018 MyHeritage Live 2019 conference.  As described, this has major promise for autosomal DNA match testers who haven't done much genealogy work and have no tree or a small tree.

*  The "FamilySearch Tree Sync" feature which is only available to LDS church members (discussed in the MyHeritage blog post) - hopefully, it will be made available to all MyHeritage Tree owners. 

 What's coming in 2019?  I don't have know...but will make some guesses:

*  More genealogy record collections

*  More DNA ethnicity and analysis tool improvements, and lots more DNA Quest and celebrity DNA family reunions

*  More Family Tree Webinars, with regular MyHeritage contributions

*  The "Theory of Family Relativity" BIG Tree appears - perhaps using the World Tree as a starting point

*  Legacy Family Tree 10 software integration with MyHeritage trees.

*  Some total surprises that will knock my socks off!

What other 2019 features and highlights do you foresee?  What would you like to see from MyHeritage?  Tell me in Comments.


Disclosure:  I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave received other material consideration in past years.  I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product.  This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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