My Heritage

MyHeritage is one of the big genealogy giants. That means that it is a repository for digital record sets to help further your genealogical research. They also let you host a family tree online, and they offer DNA testing services. Here are three key items you may want to review.

Linking DNA to pedigrees

One of the very most important things you can do at MyHeritage is to link your DNA sample to your online tree. This activates some of the best features at MyHeritage, giving you easy access to shared surnames, locations, and ancestors with those you match.

Downloading Raw Data

If you have tested directly with MyHeritage you will want to download your raw data. Your raw data is really just a file containing a really really long list of numbers. But that list defines you, and it is part of what you paid for. You should save it to your computer for your own records.

transferring here

If you have tested at any of the major DNA testing companies, including AncestryDNA, 23andme, or Family Tree DNA, you can transfer your DNA results to MyHeritage for FREE. Yes, free. It does require a membership to MyHeritage to access all of their features, but you can still see your match list and your origins information for FREE.