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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

MyHeritage Expands its Theory of Family Relativity


MyHeritage's Theory of Family Relativity™uses all of the huge resources of and the FamilySearch Family Tree to provide those with a DNA test on the MyHeritage website with remarkably accurate DNA matches and then calculates up to five different paths back to a common ancestor. In short, the Theory of Family Relativity™ harnesses the billions of family tree profiles and historical records on MyHeritage to suggest relationship paths between you and your DNA Matches, potentially saving you dozens of hours of research. 

MyHeritage recently announced that the data for the Theory of Family Relativity™has been refreshed. Quoting from a recent email:

This update has added millions of new and improved theories that explain how you and your DNA Matches might be related, and can enlighten you about family relationships that may have been complete mysteries until now. Please take a moment to share this exciting update with your audiences.

Since the last update, the number of theories on MyHeritage has grown by 64%, from 20,330,031 to 33,373,070! The number of MyHeritage users who now have at least one Theory of Family Relativity™ for their DNA Matches has increased by 28%. 

The Theory of Family Relativity™

For more information about this update, see the MyHeritage blog post, "Update to Theory of Family Relativity™".

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