Monday, October 11, 2021

MyHeritageDNA Updated Their "Theory of Family Relativity" Feature

 I received this from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage on Sunday:


I’m excited to tell you that MyHeritage has just released a new Theory of Family Relativity™ update!

The Theory of Family Relativity™ is a groundbreaking feature that is treasured by anyone looking to understand their relationships to their DNA Matches, because it can help break through brick walls in an instant. Theories are calculated on a periodical rather than an ongoing basis, and since the last update, countless new DNA kits and family tree profiles have been added to MyHeritage.

As a result of this new update:
  • The total number of theories has increased 47.7%, from 39,845,078 to 58,866,331
  • The number of DNA Matches that include a theory increased 48.7%, from 27,130,989 to 40,335,252
  • The number of relationship paths increased 46%, from 312,222,662 to 456,091,094 (sometimes theories are found through multiple paths, and these provide additional supporting evidence of a relationship)
  • The number of MyHeritage users who now have at least one Theory of Family Relativity™ for their DNA Matches has increased by 22.2%
What all this means is that if you haven’t benefited from a Theory of Family Relativity™ yet, that’s likely to change thanks to this new update. Head over to your DNA Matches page now to find out!

You can read more details about this update in the blog post.


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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