Theory of Family Relativity™update announced by MyHeritage

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19 July 2019
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MyHeritage have today (18 Jul 2019) announced an update to their Theory of Family Relativity™tool, offering new and updated theories to test users.

MyHeritage have today (18 Jul 2019) announced an update to their Theory of Family Relativity™tool, offering new and updated theories to test users.

MyHeritage's Theory of Family Relativity™ scans billions of family tree profiles and historical records to craft detailed theories of how DNA Matches on MyHeritage may be related to each other. Since launching the feature in February, MyHeritage's DNA database has grown 'significantly', with the genealogy company announcing that the number of family trees on MyHeritage has reached 45 million, existing trees have grown, and more historical records have been added to their SuperSearch™ feature.

What are the changes?

A new notification system has been created to update MyHeritage users about new theories as they are discovered, one theory at a time. According to MyHeritage this email will be sent periodically, starting this week.

Under the new updates, All MyHeritage users who have taken a MyHeritage DNA test or uploaded DNA results to MyHeritage may now receive new theories. This includes users who previously received theories, users for whom MyHeritage didn’t find theories when the feature was first launched, and users who have taken a MyHeritage DNA test or uploaded data from another testing company and received results since the release.

Theory of Family Relativity™ is a premium feature that requires a site subscription on MyHeritage (Premium, PremiumPlus, or Complete). Users without a subscription will still see all the theories that MyHeritage found for them, but when they click on the theory to view the full details, some of the information will be hidden.

A spokesperson said: 'We hope that MyHeritage DNA users will enjoy the current update, which has more than doubled the number of theories available.'

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