Thursday, February 1, 2024

MyHeritage Updates Theory of Family Relativity Results

 I received this information from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage today:


Great news! We’ve just refreshed the data for Theory of Family Relativity™, adding millions of new theories that can help explain your relationship to your DNA Matches.

With this update:

  • The total number of theories has grown by 22%, to 166,168,357.
  • The number of DNA Matches that include a theory has grown to 116,865,576, representing a 22% increase.
  • The total number of paths has increased by 21%, to 1,204,841,247.
  • The number of DNA kits with at least one theory has grown by 7%, to 2,528,969.

MyHeritage's Theory of Family Relativity™ is a powerful feature for genetic genealogy that helps to streamline your research by explaining how you and your DNA Matches might be related, based on family trees and historical records in the MyHeritage database. 

Read more about the current update in this MyHeritage blog post.


NOTE:  The last update to MyHeritage's Theory of Family Relativity was in May 2023.  Since then, my list of Theories has grown from 17 to 19 DNA Matches with a Theory of Family Relativity.  I have already added the lines from a common ancestor for the two new DNA matches with new Theories to my RootsMagic family tree database.

Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and have 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.  I am a subscriber to Family Tree Webinars and love it.

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1 comment:

Louis Kessler said...

I'm not very lucky with their Theories. I previously had 2 and both were wrong. In this update, I had no new theories, but they got rid of one wrong theory, so I'm left with one that s wrong.