Record Detective™ is a new game-changing technology from MyHeritage, which will provide you with many records, other records and tree profiles about the very same people. It is highly accurate and will not waste your time with false positives. It is original and there is nothing quite like it in the industry. It doesn’t replace
Record Detective™ can be accessed in two main ways, through Record Matches and from MyHeritage’s online digital archive, SuperSearch. Record Matches A Record Match is a document considered relevant to your family’s history, such as a birth record of your ancestors, a relative’s gravestone photo or a newspaper article. Record Matches are calculated automatically for all MyHeritage
The Record Detective™ is a breakthrough technology for family history. It is the first technology of its kind to automatically extend the paper trail from a single historical record to other related records and family tree connections. Record Detective™ generates new leads and discoveries by turning a single record into a door to more. For
You can filter matches to temporarily display only matches exceeding a certain confidence score, show only matches of certain types, such as newspaper articles, or by match status (pending, confirmed or rejected). You can adjust filtering options to hide confirmed matches (thus showing you only unconfirmed matches), and you can always bring all matches back
If you have Record Matches you will see a notification appear on the side bar of the Home page alerting you that you have matches. Click to enter the results page. You can also reach your Record Matches from the Family tree tab. You don’t need to do anything to get Record Matches. We do
Confirming or rejecting Record Matches is a paid feature that either requires a SuperSearch data subscription or credits. Confirming a Record Match costs the same as acquiring the record. Indeed, after you confirm the Record Match you will have access to the full record, including the ability to download the record if relevant. Confirming and
Record Matching automatically compares the individuals in your family tree to billions of historical records in MyHeritage’s SuperSearch and notifies you if any matches are found. The records matched with individuals in your tree are all records within the public domain. Records are matched confidentially and the matches are only ever used for to benefit your
Certain records in SuperSearch contain copies of documents that are available to be downloaded. If you have a data subscription that allows you full access to records, then you can also download copies of these records. Click on the download icon in the lower right corner of the record to download it to your computer.
At this point in time it’s not possible to turn off Record Matches for online family trees or trees published from Family Tree Builder. Family Tree Builder users can turn off Record Matches within the program. Go to the Tools > Options menu. In the General section, click ‘Yes’ in the “Automatic Record Search” field
The records in Record Matches are taken from the billions of historical records in MyHeritage’s research tool SuperSearch. If you have a Data subscription that allows you access to the records in SuperSearch, then you are able to view the full records in Record Matching. You can check if you have a SuperSearch subscription by
The new Record Matches feature runs for free for everyone who has one or more family trees on MyHeritage. Viewing the matches is free, but viewing full records and their scanned images or newspaper articles requires a Data Subscription which is the same subscription used to view records on MyHeritage SuperSearch – our new search engine for
The new Record Matches feature runs for free for everyone who has one or more family trees on MyHeritage. Viewing the matches is free, but viewing full records and their scanned images or newspaper articles requires a Data Subscription which is the same subscription used to view records on MyHeritage SuperSearch – our new search
Record Matches are displayed according to the filters you set. If some records are shown as “not listed” it means they are not included in the filters currently applied to your Record Matches. If you selected to see only confirmed matches for example, all new and rejected matches would show up as “not listed”. Learn
At present copying information from Record Matches needs to be done manually in another window, as the first release of Record Matching does not include a save wizard for adding information directly from a match into the family tree on MyHeritage. This, along with an option to create a source citation in the family tree
The Record Matching notification on the Home page of your family site shows you how many Record Matches you currently have according to the filtering you set for your matches. If you set the filtering to see only rejected matches, then the number of matches on the Home page notification will only reflect the number
If you want to change the status of a rejected match, start by changing the filtering to show only rejected matches and reducing the number of stars to zero. Now that you have all rejected matches in one place there are three ways you can undo the reject. 1. Review the Record Matches individually and
If you are a Site Manager of a family site and tree on MyHeritage you will automatically receive Record Matches. Site Managers can view all matches. In order to see actual records a SuperSearch data subscription or credits package may be necessary. All Site Managers can view the free collections included in Record Matching (for
If you are a Site Manager with a SuperSearch data subscription or credits package you can confirm or reject any Record Matches you receive. All Site Managers can confirm and reject Record Matches from free collections (Find a Grave, US Census, and Social Security Index Collections) no subscription or credits required. Family site members can
Record Matches are shaped by the width and breadth of historical records on MyHeritage SuperSearch. If you did not receive a certain match you were expecting or haven’t received matches at all, it could be because we don’t yet have the data collection this record comes from. This will improve significantly during the next few
When you view a match, you will see the “Review match” option, and the confirm and reject options. Clicking on ”Review match” will let you see the full contents of the record. When a match is pending, the ”Review match” button will be blue. It will turn grey once the match is either confirmed or rejected. You can
Records from the Find a Grave, Social Security Death Index, some military and other collections are free for everyone in Record Matching.
The stars next to a Record Match are a “confidence score” for each match. They are based on the degree of similarity of the information in the record (names, dates, facts, relationships, etc.) to the information in your family tree. This confidence score, a feature unique to MyHeritage, is displayed in the user interface next to
All the collections in SuperSearch are used for Record Matching with the exception of UK records and MyHeritage family trees. UK records cannot be used in Record Matching for technical reasons. MyHeritage family trees is not used for Record Matching because this collection is already used for Smart Matches.