A beginner’s genealogy guide to four MyHeritage features to help you build an accurate and healthy family tree.
You’ve heard about MyHeritage and may have even tested your DNA there, but did you know they have some fantastic new (and not so new) features designed to help you build an accurate family tree?
Explore 4 of my favorite features used to build my own family tree over at MyHeritage.
Here is a summary of those fantastic tools. Watch them in action in the video at the bottom.
MyHeritage Smart Matching
As the family historian and genealogy research, you still must do your due diligence to determine if the smart match is accurate or not. Like hints offered at Ancestry.com or FindMyPast, use the matches as clues to build your research.
The MyHeritage Consistency Checker
We all make mistakes in the search for those ancestors. At least, I do!
The consistency checker is one tool every genealogy researcher and pursuer of family history needs. It shows the mistakes in your family tree where you might have a child being born before a mother was born or a woman marrying at too young of an age.
It’s like a proofreader for your tree.
The Relationship Report
Do you have that ancestor in your family tree, but are not sure of the exact relationship they are to you? Are they are third cousin twice removed? A 5th cousin?
The updated relationship report at MyHeritage goes way beyond just labeling a relationship as “2C1R”. It gives you a visual representation of the relationship and draws the path through your family tree for you.
Understanding how individuals in the family tree are related and getting a new perspective on those individuals is an important strategy in breaking down brick walls.
Timelines – My Favorite Genealogy Tool!
I love timelines and create them for all types of research projects I work on. The brand new Timelines feature at MyHeritage is a quick and visually appealing way to put the ancestors in better perspective of one another.
Once again, shifting your focus and looking at ancestors from a different perspective is a crucial skill for finding your ancestors and breaking down genealogy brick walls.