I am very interested in the announcement that MyHeritage are working on extracting DNA from envelope seals and stamps, I have around 15 or more letters from my mum with the seals in place and the stamps on the front giving a possible minium 30 chances of extraction of her DNA.
How long will it be before this type of extraction will become available and what is the envisaged price for such a test
Having lived isolated on the continent of Australia for 60,000 years, I think it would be really interesting for you to add Aborigial DNA to your database. There is a great deal of mixing now with people of European stock and I'm sure Australians would love to know about their Aboriginal ancestry.
MyHeritage has a "Photo" field to allow uses to add a photo of the individual. However many users are using this field to put in images of document scans, heraldry, pedigree markers, etc, which are all quite legitimate requirements because it's really hard to navigate complex trees without some way of adding "markers" of some kind to special people. However as the only option is "Photo" people use this. The result is that MyHeritage sends emails about new "photos" for my tree which are nothing of the kind. In fact most emails I get about phots these days are in fact document scans.
Please allow people to mark individuals in some other way. Perhaps a configurable "color" bar could be added, and some way for people to add heraldry or pedigree image markers which are independant of the Photo field. Allow pople to use Photo for it's true purpose.
I would love to be able to mark my father's and mother's pedigree ancestors so that I can spot them easily in the family tree view, as I click around. But there may be other reasons to "mark" people in the tree as well.
In the Correpondence DNA Review that should have an option to link knowing relative DNA to members. Take for exemple my cousin 2x of 2° degree: https://prnt.sc/lhy5yx https://prnt.sc/lhy71n https://prnt.sc/lhy72x.
I know he is my cousin, but I dont know the person who manage his DNA kit, that should have an option to manualy link to my own page.
I have other exemple. My cousins Gilton da Silva Moulin and Rosinha de Souza Moulin on their tree we have 2 DNA kits https://prnt.sc/lhyaz1, however on my hree we only have Gilton DNA link https://prnt.sc/lhyafx. This happened because one of Rosinha's daughter owns her mothers DNA, so it cant get linked to my tree.
Would appreciate if someone from MyHeritage would respond to this post to confirm that you actually give a damn about user needs. I ask this since finding this forum was a challenge as it appears to have been hidden. (Still looking for an email based way of communicating with you.)
I can't seem to find a place where users can post requests for information regarding their searches. For example, on a "Feldman" forum: "looking for info on FN Feldman, with children /spouse/etc who came from Russia"
>2500 names, >7000 matches for ~900 persons. This is just not manageable and prevents me from adding value to other site managers. Suggsstions: 1. Allow for logical / customizable segmentations of large trees that preserves overall connectivity but allows for segment specific management for matches, analysis, export, etc. 2. Cluster identical matches and allow options for group merging, adding citations, etc. 3. With respect to previous suggestion, designate when a match was based on your own tree to avoid circular validation. 4. Provide notification when a change occurs in the source entry for what was a previously matched individual.
The “Export entire DNA Matches list” and “Export shared DNA segment info for all DNA matches” are extremely useful.However, there are a few minor changes that would improve this feature
The segment info export does not provide any way of uniquely identifying the match.I have two (different) matches who have exactly the same name.Suggest that a unique identifier column be added.The Matches list includes a “DNA Match ID” that appears to be a combination of the unique ID of the tester and the match.It would be helpful if this ID could be included in the segment export as well.
Although segment info appears to be exported in the same order as the match list, I’ve noticed that the segment export does not include all matches listed in the match list.When exporting both lists at the same time there are multiple matches that have no corresponding segment data.This makes the obvious method of overcoming the lack of primary key information (relying on order) very difficult.
Handling of certain special characters is inconsistent across the two exports.Names containing commas (yes I have matches that have used commas in their names) have the commas replaced by spaces in the segment export.This makes it difficult to use the name as a means of identifying which match a segment belongs to (when undertaking this task using software).Whatever is done to handle special characters it should be applied consistently
Surnames in todays sense were uncommon and not required pre-1905, when the name laws changed.
Any "surname" ending in "son" or "dotter" are not really helpful. It just describes the name of the father.
"Surnames" are pretty much meaningless unless you also have the persons D.O.B, birth parish, or some other record where you can start a trace, like parish, date of death, emigration records, or larger cities that had tax records that largely replaced church records, like Stockholm. These records are usually good, tracking peoples movements over time.
No guesses can be made from Karlsson, Svensson, or Andersson etc. It just looks stupid.
sometines when people are immigrating part or their family stays at country of origin, therefore families use names in different languages to describe same person. It would be nice for application developers to add an option to specify name for same person in different languages, so that it can be matched (and shared) across countires.
I ended up shifting to FTB from another product due to the ability to sync, and then share with family without having to continually import GEDCOMs somewhere. However, the reporting options in FTB are beyond simple, and little customization options.
The biggest thing is, please add the ability to include notes and sources only for the husband and wife, suppressing notes and sources for their children and parents. Many of us maintain a group sheet for each family. If we need to see more details on a generation before, or after, we can turn to their sheet. Repeating piles of sources and notes takes up ink, paper, is messy, and results in group sheets at least a page longer than needed.
I'm essentially going to have to start over because I'm not going to go through and delete 600 people off my family tree. My husband in his infinite wisdom added his whole effing family to my tree. I want to split them off into their own tree and take them off of mine. BUT this feature is not available and I can't do anything without deleting them one by one. This is tedious and a waste of my time when a good programmer could figure out how to do a branch split.
1. Branch Delete/Cleanup
2. Branch Split
3. When exporting a gedcom, have it grab siblings not just direct lineage.
I'd love to be able to view only my direct line of the family. Currently, I am just not including the siblings in the tree because there is no way to view only my line. This inhibits the ability of the site to do its job due to the lack of information. Looking at the tree with all the siblings makes it incredibly hard to view because it is overwhelming.
Additionally, I would like an easier way to delete family. If I could select many and delete in bulk, that would be amazing. It takes far too much time to delete a line of family when I have to delete each individually and in order of connection. This is quite difficult when the wrong information is in the tree and I have to delete it. It takes far too much time.