Genetic Genealogy

Have Ancestry DNA Data? Use It On MyHeritage for Free

Whatever your reasons were for investigating your genetic past, the world of DNA research is always changing and there is always more to learn. If you have only tested with one company you may be missing out on incredibly valuable information that can help you grow your family tree. In this guide we are going to take a look at how you can use the MyHeritage DNA platform to discover cousins around the world at absolutely no cost.

New MyHeritage Tool Shows How You’re Related to Your DNA Matches Genealogically

MyHeritage has announced a new genealogy tool that will allow its DNA users to more easily discover how they may be related to their genetic matches. This technology, called the Theory of Family Relativity™, uses family tree information and historical records from a variety of sources to attempt to find and display a common ancestor for matching individuals in the MyHeritage DNA database.

Ready to Contact Your DNA Matches? Here’s What to Say (and NOT to Say)

DNA testing for ancestry is more popular than ever. More than 12 million Americans alone have now been tested. And with this many DNA results online in the various databases, chances are very, very good that you’re going to find hundreds of distant cousins when your results are processed.

Received a DNA Test for the Holidays? Here’s What You Should Know

If you’re one of the millions of people who received a DNA test kit for the holidays this year, you’re probably pretty excited to send in your sample and receive your results. It’s pretty thrilling, after all, to finally discover how much Irish you really are, or if Grandma Jane was right when she said you had a distant Native American ancestor. But, if you’re not familiar with how these tests work you might also be feeling some confusion and trepidation.

The Best Holiday DNA Deals 2019 + Which Kit to Choose as a Gift

Hoping to score the very best deal on a DNA test this holiday season? We’ve rounded up all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts from the most trusted providers to make your job easier – including Ancestry, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FTDNA and Living DNA. Plus, we’ve included some help for choosing the best kit to gift.

MyHeritage DNA to End Free Ethnicity Reports

In mid 2017 we announced that genealogy subscription site MyHeritage would begin providing free ethnicity reports and cousin matches to anyone who uploaded their DNA. But good things can’t last forever, and MyHeritage is ending the offer Dec 1st.