How can I filter my Record Matches?

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 by

How do I get Record Matches?

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

Why do I still see names from my family tree in WorldVitalRecords after I removed them?

Your family tree data is removed from SuperSearch and WorldVitalRecords immediately after configuring your privacy settings. At WorldVitalRecords the INDEX of the name will remain until we perform a new update of the records database. This simply means that if you go to WorldVitalRecords right after you configured your privacy settings and search the names

How can I remove my family tree data from WorldVitalRecords?

You can remove your data from WorldVitalRecords. All information from MyHeritage family trees is automatically protected by privacy settings so your data is safe even if you choose to include it. Removing your data from WorldVitalRecords also means it will be removed from SuperSearch on MyHeritage so you won’t get Record Matches to boost your

What about Record Matching and privacy?

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

Can I turn off Record Matches?

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

How can I check if I have access to records in Record Matching?

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

Can I get Record Matches if I have a PremiumPlus family site?

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

Can I get Record Matches if I have a Premium family site?

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

Why are some of my Record Matches “not listed”?

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

Why don’t all my Record Matches show on the Home page of my site?

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 I rejected a match by accident can I get it back?

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

Who can view Record Matches?

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 may be necessary. All Site Managers can view the free collections included in Record Matching (for example: BillionGraves and

Who can confirm or reject Record Matches in my tree?

If you are a Site Manager with a SuperSearch data subscription you can confirm or reject any Record Matches you receive. All Site Managers can confirm and reject Record Matches from free collections (BillionGraves, Social Security Death Index, etc.) no subscription required. Family site members can view matches but cannot confirm or reject. If one

What if I didn’t get any Record Matches?

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

How can I confirm and reject Record Matches?

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

What records are free to everyone in Record Matching?

Records from the BillionGraves, Social Security Death Index, some military and other collections are free for everyone in Record Matching.

What are the stars next to my Record Match?

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

What records are used in Record Matching?

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.

How do I add To-Do tasks in Family Tree Builder?

You can now enter tasks that need to be done in your research, and associate them with people and with locations; organize the next steps you need to do in your research and prioritize them. They help you conduct your genealogy research much more effectively by finding all tasks associated with a certain person or

Is MyHeritage Free?

Family Pages – the premier platform for family and community Websites is based on subscriptions. Basic plans are free. Premium plans require a subscription, billed annually. You can choose the plan that best fits your needs and upgrade at any time. Family Tree Builder – our genealogy software for setting up a family tree can

How do I research my family history?

You can research your family history using in the following ways: 1. Search your family names using our specialized genealogy search engine SuperSearch, found here. Search the 1940 census, family trees and photos on MyHeritage, and billions of other records from around the world. Each search takes time but will save you months of