New Relationship Diagram on MyHeritage 

Whenever you add folks to your loved ones tree, their relationships to you’re calculated mechanically. That relationship is then proven wherever on the MyHeritage website the place the names of your website members and other people in your tree seem. Previously, you’d see the connection listed for that particular person written out — reminiscent of a 3rd cousin as soon as eliminated, or a second cousin’s husband — nevertheless it was typically tough to visualise extra complicated relationships if you aren’t very conversant in all of the folks connecting you to this relative. 

With the latest launch of the improved household tree on MyHeritage, we launched a brand new relationship diagram that allows you to visualize your relationship to different folks within the household tree and simply perceive how you’re associated. The connection diagram is accessible from the left-hand particulars panel within the household tree. 

The newly up to date household tree, and specifically the brand new relationship diagram, have obtained excessive reward from our customers since their launch. 

Lynn Cremona commented: “I like what I see to this point, particularly the connection diagram. I can see how a lot simpler it’ll be to navigate across the tree. Thanks!” 

Patricia Peoples wrote: “Wow! I’m blown away with so many of those enhancements however maybe my favourite is the brand new relationship diagram! I’ve needed to put that collectively myself for therefore lengthy and now you’re doing it for me — wonderful!”

We’re completely satisfied to announce that the diagram has now been added to different areas all through the household website, such because the Discoveries and Pictures pages. The diagram is particularly helpful for very massive timber, the place you’ve many individuals to maintain monitor of. It can be useful when kin that you just don’t know have been added to the household tree by different website members. For instance, your cousins might have added a brand new picture and tagged folks within the household tree that you just don’t acknowledge. Now you can merely click on on the connection to know the place they match into your loved ones tree.

We now have additionally made plenty of adjustments to the brand new tree in response to the suggestions we’ve obtained from customers. We’ll elaborate on that beneath.

Right here’s methods to discover the connection diagram in its new areas:

Discoveries part

Below the Discoveries tab, each time the title of an individual who’s in your tree seems together with their relationship to you, that relationship will now be clickable. 

This contains the “Matches by folks” web page, which shows all of the folks in your loved ones tree who’ve Good Matches™ and/or File Matches, and likewise the “Match by Supply” web page, which lists your Good Matches™ and File Matches in accordance with their supply. 

You’ll now be capable to click on on the connection showing beneath the title of anybody with a discovery to see how you’re associated utilizing the brand new relationship diagram. 

Matches by People (Click to zoom)

Matches by Folks (Click on to zoom)

Harry Stenner is a direct ancestor, 5 generations up: 

Michael Sheridan’s relationship is barely extra complicated: 

Whenever you click on on a selected match, or the Evaluation match web page, each will embrace the choice to click on on the connection and see precisely how you’re associated. 

Accessing a relationship diagram from Matches (Click to zoom)

Accessing a relationship diagram from Matches (Click on to zoom)


Example relationship diagram (Click to zoom)

Instance relationship diagram (Click on to zoom)

Pictures part

You may simply tag members of the family in pictures you’ve uploaded to MyHeritage by clicking on their face within the picture, typing of their title, and deciding on them from the drop-down checklist that seems. Then, everytime you view that picture, you’ll be capable to establish the faces within the picture, and a listing will seem on the suitable containing the names and profile pictures of any members of the family you’ve tagged on this picture.

Now you can click on on the relationships beneath their names with the intention to see the connection diagram displaying how you’re associated to every of those kin.

Accessing the relationship diagram from the Photos section (Click to zoom)

Accessing the connection diagram from the Pictures part (Click on to zoom)

For instance, clicking on the connection “Nice-great-uncle” for Sam Johnston will present you precisely how you’re associated:

New relationship diagram (Click to zoom)

New relationship diagram (Click on to zoom)

Saving and printing the connection diagram

You can even save or print the connection diagram to your laptop. This can be helpful to maintain in your recordsdata for future reference, or to convey together with you to household reunions or when interviewing members of the family.

To save lots of or print the diagram, click on the printer icon on the higher proper nook of a relationship diagram. This may open a PDF of the diagram in a brand new window. 

Saving or printing a diagram (Click to zoom)

Saving or printing a diagram (Click on to zoom)

There you possibly can select to avoid wasting the PDF to your system or print it. 

Giant timber

Till lately, we calculated all relationships for timber with as much as 5,000 folks (and a restricted set of relationships for timber with as much as 17,000 folks). Due to some latest optimizations, we had been in a position to enhance the restrict to 10,000 (and 20,000 for partial calculations). We’re engaged on additional growing the bounds in order that even bigger timber may have all their relationships calculated.

Subsequent steps 

Within the close to future, we will even adapt the brand new relationship diagram to be used beneath the older “Relationship report” characteristic, discovered beneath the “Household tree” tab within the navigation bar.

Updates to the household tree

Following the latest enhancements that had been made to the web household tree at MyHeritage, we obtained suggestions from our customers who missed sure elements from the earlier model of the household tree. We take this suggestions very significantly and have introduced again the next options accordingly:

  • The black ribbon: Many customers most popular with the ability to distinguish between dwelling and deceased people simply by glancing on the household tree and seeing which profile playing cards had a black ribbon. Customers can now select to revert again to displaying black ribbons on the playing cards of deceased people within the household tree.
  • Strong colour backgrounds: Some customers missed having the profile playing cards crammed with stable colours, both pink or blue. This feature has been returned for them.
  • Utilizing the mouse wheel to scroll by way of the tree: Within the new model, by default, scrolling up or down on the mouse wheel (or two fingers on the trackpad) will zoom in or out in your tree. We now have introduced again the choice of utilizing the mouse wheel to scroll up or down by way of your tree as an alternative, and to zoom out and in by scrolling whereas holding down the Ctrl key.

All of those choices are off by default, however might be activated within the settings part by clicking the gear icon on the high proper of the household tree: 


The brand new relationship diagram is a significant enchancment to the household tree and household website expertise and lets you higher perceive the context of the kin that you’re researching and studying extra about.

We proceed to hearken to suggestions and make utilizing MyHeritage to construct and develop your loved ones tree a fair higher expertise for our customers.

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