New: Theory of Family Relativity™ — Confirm or Reject Theories

We’re blissful to introduce the flexibility to verify or reject a Concept of Household Relativity™ on MyHeritage. This performance has been broadly requested by our DNA customers, and we’re delighted to ship it.

Ever since we first launched the Concept of Household Relativity™, this characteristic was a recreation changer in genetic family tree. It helps you take advantage of your DNA Matches by incorporating genealogical info from all our collections of greater than 13 billion historic information and household tree profiles to supply theories on the way you and your DNA Matches is perhaps associated. If you’re unfamiliar with this characteristic, you may learn extra about how the Concept of Household Relativity™ works and the way to apply it to the MyHeritage Data Base. However till now, the flexibility to verify or reject theories was lacking.

New: Confirming or rejecting a concept

Whereas the theories introduced by MyHeritage are sometimes correct, they’re sometimes incorrect. As talked about above, theories are based mostly on historic information and household tree knowledge. There could also be errors within the household bushes contributed by different MyHeritage customers, or within the historic information, and generally the expertise utilized by MyHeritage to match them to one another makes a mistake, resulting in an incorrect concept.

Beforehand, there was no technique to verify or reject a concept — every concept could be completely displayed on the DNA Match whether or not you thought of it correct or not. There was no methodology to systematically overview the theories and mark theories that you’ve got already processed, in order that new ones could be simple to note. Now there may be!

With the brand new performance, now you can verify the idea in the event you consider it to be true, or reject it in the event you consider it’s incorrect. New theories may have a pending standing when they’re neither confirmed nor rejected. This can assist you retain monitor of the theories that you’ve got already reviewed and evaluated. Observe that confirming right theories is just not sufficient by itself, and we encourage you to replace your loved ones tree to incorporate new info conveyed in any concept you consider is right (e.g., by including people at present lacking in your tree who’re included within the concept).

Accessing your theories

To simply discover your DNA Matches which have a concept, go to the DNA Matches web page and use the filters to see solely these DNA Matches which have a Concept of Household Relativity™, as proven beneath.

Utilizing the filters to view DNA Matches with a concept (Click on to zoom)

Every time a concept is discovered for a DNA Match, that is indicated within the DNA Match card, as proven within the instance above.

A concept could be confirmed or rejected in two locations: the Evaluation DNA Match web page, which features a summarized view of the idea, or the total concept view, each of that are defined beneath.

Summarized view of a concept

Click on “Evaluation DNA Match” within the DNA Match card to view a abstract of the match. If a concept was discovered, it is going to be displayed close to the highest of the web page. You’ll be requested whether or not this concept is right, and also you’ll have the ability to verify or reject it.

Confirming or rejecting a concept from the summarized concept view within the Evaluation DNA Match web page (Click on to zoom)

When you verify a concept, this can be indicated on the high of the web page. Should you change your thoughts, you may undo the affirmation to revert its standing to pending. When confirmed, you will note a message advising you to go to your tree and add new info to it manually based mostly on the idea. For instance, if the idea constructs a relationship path between you and your DNA Match that you just consider to be right, you may add any people showing on this path to your loved ones tree that aren’t already in it.

Full concept view

Click on “View concept” on the DNA Match card or “View full concept” on the Evaluation DNA Match web page to entry a extra detailed view of the idea that reveals which household bushes and historic information had been used to ascertain it.

Viewing a full concept from a DNA Match card (Click on to zoom)
Viewing a full concept from the Evaluation DNA Match web page (Click on to zoom)

The speculation could be confirmed or rejected from the highest of the total concept view.

Confirming or rejecting a concept from the total concept view (Click on to zoom)

Theories that had been confirmed or rejected

Within the listing of DNA Matches, when you’ve confirmed a concept, it is going to be displayed within the DNA Match card as follows:

DNA Match with a confirmed concept (Click on to zoom)

Whereas a rejected concept can be displayed like this:

DNA Match with a rejected concept (Click on to zoom)

Should you change your thoughts, you may click on “View concept” after which undo your affirmation or rejection, returning the idea to pending standing.

A number of theories for one DNA Match

Generally, our system finds a number of theories for a similar DNA Match, in circumstances the place we determine a couple of method you could be associated to that match.  In these conditions, you may select the one concept you consider is right and reject the opposite ones. Alternatively, in case your DNA Match is expounded to you in a couple of method, you could verify a number of theories.

For a number of theories, after you have confirmed at the least one in all them, you will note “confirmed” within the DNA Match card. In case you have rejected one of many theories, the following one will transfer up the listing and be displayed on the DNA Match web page by default.

Who can use this?

Concept of Household Relativity™ is a premium characteristic that requires a web site subscription on MyHeritage (Premium or PremiumPlus or Full). Customers who add their uncooked DNA knowledge from one other testing service to MyHeritage and don’t want to buy a subscription will pay a one-time price of $29 per package to unlock all superior DNA options supplied by MyHeritage, together with Concept of Household Relativity™. Study extra about our subscription plans right here. Customers and not using a subscription will nonetheless see all theories that we discovered for them, however after they click on to see the total concept particulars, a few of the info can be hidden, they usually will be unable to verify or reject theories.

Bonus Characteristic: Filtering DNA Matches by Genetic Teams

Along with the above, we additionally needed to convey your consideration to a different lately launched characteristic. Since introducing Genetic Teams in late 2020, now we have been engaged on additional enhancements — most lately, the potential to match your Genetic Teams to these of your DNA Matches. One other new enchancment that we’ve carried out within the DNA Match web page, which was broadly requested by our customers, is the flexibility to filter DNA Matches by Genetic Teams.

The brand new filtering choice permits you to see your whole DNA Matches belonging to a sure Genetic Group on one web page and eliminates the necessity to scroll via your DNA Matches one after the other to see their Genetic Teams. Filtering your DNA Matches permits you to make extra sense out of your many matches and deal with those that curiosity you most. This can assist you focus on the matches almost definitely to result in your subsequent thrilling discovery in your loved ones historical past analysis.

Along with the earlier DNA Match filtering choices of tree particulars, relationship, location, and ethnicity, we now supply the choice to filter by Genetic Group.

DNA Matches could be filtered by clicking “All Genetic Teams” and choosing one of many choices from the drop-down menu. Use the search bar to find a particular group among the many 2,114 Genetic Teams at present out there on MyHeritage.

Filtering DNA Matches by Genetic Teams (Click on to zoom)

You can too apply a number of filters concurrently, permitting you to, for instance, filter your DNA Matches by Genetic Group and a particular location. If a couple of filter is chosen, they are going to be utilized inclusively utilizing AND logic. For instance, you may filter your DNA Matches to see all of the matches who’ve the Genetic Group “Finland (Jakobstad)” AND reside in the US, as proven right here:

Making use of a number of filters on DNA Matches (Click on to zoom)


The DNA database on MyHeritage has grown tremendously and as of right this moment it has
5.1 million kits.

As we proceed so as to add historic information to MyHeritage, and new household bushes are added, our customers proceed to obtain new Theories of Household Relativity™ that try to clarify how they’re associated to a few of their DNA Matches. The flexibility to verify or reject any Concept of Household Relativity™ was requested by our customers, and we’re blissful to oblige them. This new performance offers our customers with the means to systematically overview theories, mark their verdict on their correctness and make sure that new info isn’t missed.

Most DNA customers on MyHeritage have 1000’s of DNA Matches. The flexibility to filter DNA Matches by Genetic Teams permits our customers to drill down and deal with the matches which might be related to their analysis or curiosity areas.

We hope you take pleasure in these new additions. Keep tuned, extra great things is coming quickly!

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