Introducing Labels for DNA Matches on MyHeritage

We’re excited to introduce labels on your DNA Matches, a handy method of organizing your DNA Matches into teams. As extra folks take a look at their DNA with MyHeritage or add their DNA information, the MyHeritage DNA database continues to develop by leaps and bounds. The rising record of your newfound DNA Matches could be overwhelming. The useful new color-coded labels function involves your help! Labels are a free function that doesn’t require a subscription.

Labeling your DNA Matches can assist you achieve insights about them at a look. Then, by filtering your matches utilizing labels, you may isolate particular teams of matches to give attention to. Labeling your matches lets you get organized, outline extra precise analysis targets, and decide your subsequent steps.

You may label your DNA Matches by the factors of your alternative with 30 completely different colours. Every shade could be assigned to characterize a distinct group of curiosity, equivalent to completely different household strains, descendants of a particular ancestor, matches of excessive curiosity, matches that you simply haven’t had an opportunity to research but, or matches that require a better look when you’ve got the prospect.

Assigning labels

On the primary web page that lists your DNA Matches, there are new checkboxes on the highest left nook of every match card. Click on them for one match or a number of matches that you simply want to affiliate with a particular label (or labels).

Assigning labels to DNA Matches (click to zoom)

Assigning labels to DNA Matches (click on to zoom)

The label supervisor panel will open on the right-hand facet. From this panel, you may add labels to arrange your DNA Matches.

Label manager panel (click to zoom)

Label supervisor panel (click on to zoom)

Click on “Create new label” and a pop-up will seem permitting you to decide on a reputation and shade on your label. You may create as much as 30 labels per every DNA package that you simply handle. Every label could have its personal shade.

Creating a new label (click to zoom)

Creating a brand new label (click on to zoom)

As soon as saved, your labels will seem within the label supervisor panel, organized alphabetically.

An example of convenient labels (click to zoom)

An instance of handy labels (click on to zoom)

Hover over a label identify to disclose the clickable “edit” and “delete” icons. Modifying a label means that you can change its identify or its shade. Deleting a label will take away it, and can take away the label affiliation from any DNA Matches related to it.

Editing or deleting a label

Modifying or deleting a label

Labeled DNA Matches

The DNA Match playing cards now have a label strip on the left-hand facet that shows DNA labels assigned to every match in addition to a star for favorites and the be aware function that beforehand appeared on the higher proper nook of every match card.

Labels assigned to a DNA match might be proven within the label strip. Hover over a label to see the identify assigned to that label.

A labeled DNA Match (click to zoom)

A labeled DNA Match (click on to zoom)

Though every DNA Match could be assigned all 30 labels, as much as 7 labels might be displayed for a match within the label strip. When greater than 7 labels are assigned to the identical DNA Match, you will note a quantity underneath the dots that signifies what number of extra labels the match has been assigned.

Bulk actions

Superior customers can use the checkboxes on the highest left of every match card, to pick out a number of matches and carry out bulk actions on the labels of these matches in a single go. For instance, choose a number of matches and affiliate them with a couple of labels whereas eradicating the affiliation with different labels on the identical time.

Bulk labeling (click to zoom)

Bulk labeling (click on to zoom)

If you choose a number of matches which have all been assigned the identical label, the checkbox subsequent to that label within the label supervisor might be ticked. You may then select to uncheck it, which is able to take away that label from all the chosen matches, or assign extra labels to these matches.

If solely a few of the chosen DNA Matches are related to a specific label, and a few or not, the checkbox subsequent to it within the label supervisor will include a touch (-) to point partial choice. In case you don’t want to make any adjustments relating to this label, you may depart the sprint as is. Tick the field to assign this label to all chosen matches; or clear the field for those who’d prefer to take away this label from all chosen matches. In case you tick or clear the field after which change your thoughts, you may click on it once more to toggle between the choices.

If not one of the DNA matches you’ve chosen are related to a given label, the checkbox subsequent to that label will stay empty.

Mark as a favourite

Click on the star within the label strip to mark a DNA Match as a favourite.

Marking a DNA Match as a favorite

Marking a DNA Match as a favourite

When a match has been marked as a favourite, the star will seem in yellow on the label strip.

DNA Match Notes

Notes are useful for including customized particulars a couple of match, for instance, extra particulars about which facet of the household they’re on, the historical past of correspondence with the match, or extra particulars you’ll have found about this match.

You may add a be aware to a DNA Match from the DNA Matches record by clicking the speech bubble icon on the backside of the label strip.

Adding a note to a DNA Match (click to zoom)

Including a be aware to a DNA Match (click on to zoom)

When a be aware has been added to a match, the be aware icon on the label strip will flip darkish purple. Click on the be aware icon to open the be aware belonging to that match. You may edit and save the be aware from this window.

A note (click to zoom)

A be aware (click on to zoom)

Filtering by labels

After creating labels and assigning them to a few of your matches, now you can benefit from the fruits of your preparations. The filters could be accessed by clicking “Filters” within the DNA Matches record web page. Filtering your DNA Matches means that you can view a subset of your DNA Matches, specializing in these which might be of curiosity to you. We added the choice of filtering DNA matches by favorites and labels, and took the chance to enhance the Filters bar interface: as a substitute of 1 bar of filters, every filter is now a standalone bubble, which makes the filters simpler to make use of. You may mix the brand new labels filter with different a number of filters equivalent to matches with household bushes, people who share ancestral surnames with you, or people who share with Good Matches™ with you.

Filtering by labels (click to zoom)

Filtering by labels (click on to zoom)

In case you filter by a number of labels or labels and favorites, your outcomes will present all of the DNA matches that belong to a minimum of a type of labels. Because of this “OR” logic is used for those who filter by a number of labels. Within the instance under, the sunshine inexperienced and yellow labels have been chosen, and you’ll see that the primary consequence has one in every of them (the sunshine inexperienced one) whereas the second consequence has each.

An example of filtering by labels (click to zoom)

An instance of filtering by labels (click on to zoom)

Click on “Clear filters” to see all of your DNA Matches once more.

Subsequent steps

Labels are at present obtainable from the primary web page that lists all DNA Matches. We’re working so as to add them to the one DNA Match web page, the shared DNA Matches element, and some different locations the place seeing the labels subsequent to every match may turn out to be useful.

DNA labels are additionally obtainable on the MyHeritage cell app.


At MyHeritage, we’re continually considering of how to make researching your loved ones historical past simpler and extra pleasant. With the addition of labels, your DNA Matches at the moment are simpler to type and preserve monitor of. We hope you’ll take pleasure in utilizing them to achieve extra worth out of your DNA outcomes and make progress with your loved ones historical past analysis.