Sunday, October 2, 2022

MyHeritage Announces Sorting Ability for Shared DNA Matches

 I received this information today from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage:


I’m happy to announce the addition of sorting abilities for Shared DNA Matches. It’s one of several new improvements we’re making to DNA Matches on MyHeritage in the coming weeks.

Shared DNA Matches are a valuable tool for users interested in figuring out how they’re related to a specific DNA match. The new sorting functionality enables you to sort your Shared DNA Matches based on the proximity of their relationship to you or to the DNA Match you’re reviewing, and gain new insights.

This new addition has already received praise from experts in the genealogy community. Diahan Southard of Your DNA Guide says, "SWEET!! This is one of my requested features and will make a big difference", and Janna Helshtein from DNA at Eye Level says, “This is an amazing feature, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!”

Previously, the Review DNA Match page showed a list of Shared DNA Matches that was pre-sorted based on the sum of DNA shared between you (or the person whose DNA kit you manage) and the specific match you’re reviewing. Now, in addition to viewing Shared DNA Matches according to the total amount of shared DNA, you can also sort the list of shared matches based on the amount of DNA they share with you, or the amount of DNA they share with the match you’re reviewing.

Shared DNA Matches is a premium feature that requires a site subscription on MyHeritage (Premium, PremiumPlus, or Complete). If you uploaded your raw DNA data to MyHeritage from another service, you can pay a one-time unlock fee of $29 to access Shared DNA Matches, Ethnicity Estimates, Genetic Groups, and other advanced tools for DNA results such as the Chromosome Browser, Theory of Family Relativity™, and AutoClusters.

You can read more about this new functionality on our blog.


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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