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MyHeritage - Family tree, DNA & ancestry search

MyHeritage - Family tree, DNA & ancestry search

MyHeritage.com

Build a family tree & unravel your ancestry. Genealogy research, made easy!

4.3 Ratings 84K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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Ratings & Reviews

4.3
83.5K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    68%
  2. 4
    15%
  3. 3
    4%
  4. 2
    2%
  5. 1
    10%
  • One step closer 2 my ancestors Mar 2, 2019

    By Vedim
    This is something I have wanted to do since I was a child. I remember asking my mom n grandparents about our relatives. I also asked about what we were made of my grandfather said, “ 2gee girl (my nickname is 2B-Tobee)we have ppl from Mississippi n Tennessee”. My grandma said, she didn’t know her dad well but was told he was a Blackfoot Indian n her mom was Black n Cherokee. I was told her moms records burned in a school house. Then I talked to other relatives like my great Aunt Virginia RIP n others who knew our family history. They collaborated somethings n told me additional information that I have held close to my heart ❤️. When my Great Aunt Della passed yrs ago, we made a trip to Greenville, TN for the funeral. I got a chance to meet relatives I’d never seen before. I learned we owned land a lot of it, but it was taken by the government. When companies such as 123nme, Heritage n a host of others started the DNA testing, I nearly jumped out of my seat. Finally I would know who I am, where I come from basically what made me me. I’m I really American Indian or West Indian I’m about to find out FINALLY that little girl will have real answers. Based on my molecular makeup
    more
  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Louise Cunane
    After initial problems installing, I reinstalled with no problem - I suspect a glitch in my oldish phone. The app is very handy to have with me when visiting relatives and we want to refer to the family tree for info. Of course it's not easy to view in a phone compared with a large screen, but I recommend it as an easy way to access your trees when away from the home PC.
    more
  • It’s good, but... Feb 19, 2019

    By Katarax
    I like the layout and features of the site. I wish more features came with the purchase of a DNA testing kit, but what you get is pretty good. My main criticism is about the DNA estimate. My great grandma was born in Hawaii, making me part Hawaiian. That would be listed as Polynesian. My estimate revealed I was 0% Polynesian, which caused some serious concerns. Then I saw I was being DNA matched to people who were 100% Polynesian. I understand the percentage of Hawaiian DNA I inherited is lower because my great grandma was my 100% Hawaiian ancestor, but it clearly isn’t undetectable if I am being matched to people who are 100% Polynesian. Overall, I have read the data base needs to gain more samples to increase the accuracy of the estimate and it especially needs more people from certain ethnic gene pools. For example, the Hawaiian gene pool. If the accuracy improves in the future, I’d like a better estimate; but for now, overall, I’ve enjoyed my experience.
    more
  • Three problems with this app Mar 27, 2018

    By AspenKate
    I have three problems with this app which are irritating. 1- when I’m in the app and then go to another one to look up information, and then come back, I find it times out very quickly. I have to log back in and it does not take me back to the place where I was working. Highly time consuming and irritating. 2- I can’t change the tree layout from vertical to horizontal. 3-My tree is quite large and when you start putting in every sibling and spouse every every kid it gets so wide it becomes unmanageable. I’d like a toggle option between direct ancestors and all ancestors. I’d like to stick with direct ancestors but you need to add all the relatives to double check to make sure that you’re on the right path. That being said, I love the fact that there are so many places for different types of information. Some programs only give you bred, wed, and dead. I like being able to indicate what causes of death were to see if there are any inherited things to watch for. I like that there is a separate field for maiden names and married names. I’d love to see a suggestion box to the developers. For instance, I’d like to see ONE PLACE per ancestor to enter any and all information for them, including a delete button. If those issues were addressed I would give 5 stars.
    more
  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Ana Tobin
    It's just okay. Some things are easier in app, some things are better online. Wish you could open tabs in app to look at more than one person at a time. I've been a myheritage member for years and have had to contact them a few times for support. I highly recommend CALLING customer support, especially for billing problems or problems canceling free trials. Once you open a ticket through a call, they are very responsive to follow-up emails.
    more
  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Joanna Pa
    I would give this app more stars if the app opened! Installed the app, opened it and I press log in - nothing. I press sign up - nothing. There is 3 slides , I swipe to the side - nothing. Uninstalled , reinstalled , I do all mentioned above - nothing.
    more
  • Oct 5, 2020

    By David Allan
    It become absolutely useless, can't access the Family Tree it just keeps showing the buying optios, I just got disappointed I informed my family tree data to let them sold it back to me it becomes as a legal ransomware, Absurd!!!!
    more
  • What’s the problem? Jul 1, 2018

    By Cre8iv66
    Hello since yesterday June 30, 2018 every person in my own tree in the app, including myself is now suddenly marked private. I cannot see their name and they do not come up in a search of the tree. I have to tap on their name to see their information in the tree if I know who and where they are to read any information. I have used the app on my iPhone and iPad for 18 months with no problem until today. The family tree builder new version this week on the computer is fine. But now in the app, I cannot search for anyone who is still living, on either the app on the iPhone or the iPad as the names do not come up. I have to know who they are and find them that way in the tree itself. There is no privacy settings in the app to adjust or turn on or off, so I cannot fix this problem as it came from your end. What have you guys done??? Please fix this privacy issues immediately as I cannot do anything on my personal tree and I just renewed my subscription. Please advise. Thanks
    more
  • Aug 23, 2020

    By Philip Fourie
    The 14 day trial is misleading and doesn't work and I'm convinced this is deliberately done. It's impossible to log in as the email or password are always incorrect. When choosing the forgot password option, the email received has a link for changing password but it only brings you back to the exact same log in page which gives the same errors.
    more
  • Terrible Apr 6, 2019

    By shandawn
    As someone who needs HELP filling in the blanks with regard to relationships. From a family full of divorce and several affairs that led to various “illegitimate” children including my father and several others that are genetically related but adopted - this family tree builder is HORRIBLE. You can’t edit relationships like marriage - it automatically assumes my grandmother married the man she had an affair with (my paternal grandfather). I also have two half brothers. This doesn’t help me to research but I’d rather a hindrance. I also tried doing this through their mobile website but not getting anywhere. Ancestry isn’t perfect but it’s much more workable than this. I’m glad I didn’t pay for this before committing to anything more than a few nights. Maybe my family dynamics are too difficult but this has been nothing but frustrating.
    more
  1. Easily search +1.5 billion ancestral profiles from 80 million users with exclusive SuperSearch, Record Matches, and Smart Matches tech
  2. Order a DNA right from your phone and unlock your unique history through the millennia - discover relatives and solve mysteries
  3. Convenience! Easily add photos to your tree. Sync and share your ancestry with Family Tree Builder software on any device

Reviewed by Laura S on January 8, 2018

  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Louise Cunane
    After initial problems installing, I reinstalled with no problem - I suspect a glitch in my oldish phone. The app is very handy to have with me when visiting relatives and we want to refer to the family tree for info. Of course it's not easy to view in a phone compared with a large screen, but I recommend it as an easy way to access your trees when away from the home PC.
    more
  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Christy Pierce
    My Heritage app. is so easy to use, makes findings and comparisons, lists information. Love it!
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  • Impressed Jan 30, 2018

    By Tangomaster2
    Pleasantly surprised how easy it is to use the MyHeritage app. Am using the free version for now, hoping to enter as many family members and data as I have on hand. Probably and most likely will subscribe at a later point. Seriously interested in having my DNA tested too. Nice to see family tree expand, love the ability to add profile picture to each family member. This app lets you use family sharing, that’s a plus in my book. Give it a 5 + star rating and will recommend this app to anyone that is getting started on their family genealogy.
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  • Feeling whole Mar 10, 2020

    By Takenkarof
    Recently I have been feeling lost not knowing my heritage... You know when you feel something is missing and you can’t quite put your finger on it. I was raised in a military family which kept me a way from my extended family most of my childhood. By the time my dad retired I only had one grandparent left and that was my maternal grandmother. She has slowed down spike very little and died about 2-3 years after we settled down... So my connection to my past seemed closed... Thank you heritage for the opportunity to reconnect.
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  • Love the MyHeritage app! Nov 15, 2018

    By Goodparent1975
    This is a great app for creating a big family tree for free. It automatically creates discoveries for you and helps expand your tree by finding your relatives in other peoples public trees and in historical documents. If you have been DNA tested, they have great tools in their app for learning about your ethnicity and for finding and communicating with your DNA relatives. Bottom line - It’s clear that MyHeritage pays a lot of attention to its mobile app, keeps innovating it and really cares about the experience of its users. Highly recommended.
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  • One step closer 2 my ancestors Mar 2, 2019

    By Vedim
    This is something I have wanted to do since I was a child. I remember asking my mom n grandparents about our relatives. I also asked about what we were made of my grandfather said, “ 2gee girl (my nickname is 2B-Tobee)we have ppl from Mississippi n Tennessee”. My grandma said, she didn’t know her dad well but was told he was a Blackfoot Indian n her mom was Black n Cherokee. I was told her moms records burned in a school house. Then I talked to other relatives like my great Aunt Virginia RIP n others who knew our family history. They collaborated somethings n told me additional information that I have held close to my heart ❤️. When my Great Aunt Della passed yrs ago, we made a trip to Greenville, TN for the funeral. I got a chance to meet relatives I’d never seen before. I learned we owned land a lot of it, but it was taken by the government. When companies such as 123nme, Heritage n a host of others started the DNA testing, I nearly jumped out of my seat. Finally I would know who I am, where I come from basically what made me me. I’m I really American Indian or West Indian I’m about to find out FINALLY that little girl will have real answers. Based on my molecular makeup
    more
  • It’s good, but... Feb 19, 2019

    By Katarax
    I like the layout and features of the site. I wish more features came with the purchase of a DNA testing kit, but what you get is pretty good. My main criticism is about the DNA estimate. My great grandma was born in Hawaii, making me part Hawaiian. That would be listed as Polynesian. My estimate revealed I was 0% Polynesian, which caused some serious concerns. Then I saw I was being DNA matched to people who were 100% Polynesian. I understand the percentage of Hawaiian DNA I inherited is lower because my great grandma was my 100% Hawaiian ancestor, but it clearly isn’t undetectable if I am being matched to people who are 100% Polynesian. Overall, I have read the data base needs to gain more samples to increase the accuracy of the estimate and it especially needs more people from certain ethnic gene pools. For example, the Hawaiian gene pool. If the accuracy improves in the future, I’d like a better estimate; but for now, overall, I’ve enjoyed my experience.
    more
  • Three problems with this app Mar 27, 2018

    By AspenKate
    I have three problems with this app which are irritating. 1- when I’m in the app and then go to another one to look up information, and then come back, I find it times out very quickly. I have to log back in and it does not take me back to the place where I was working. Highly time consuming and irritating. 2- I can’t change the tree layout from vertical to horizontal. 3-My tree is quite large and when you start putting in every sibling and spouse every every kid it gets so wide it becomes unmanageable. I’d like a toggle option between direct ancestors and all ancestors. I’d like to stick with direct ancestors but you need to add all the relatives to double check to make sure that you’re on the right path. That being said, I love the fact that there are so many places for different types of information. Some programs only give you bred, wed, and dead. I like being able to indicate what causes of death were to see if there are any inherited things to watch for. I like that there is a separate field for maiden names and married names. I’d love to see a suggestion box to the developers. For instance, I’d like to see ONE PLACE per ancestor to enter any and all information for them, including a delete button. If those issues were addressed I would give 5 stars.
    more
  • Sep 26, 2020

    By Lokalu Kaldorei
    I wish all the options shown on the app actually functioned. For example, when researching a relative, for some reason the option to save/extract a record is not always available in the app (however, it is available on the desktop website). This app is decent for quick searches or minor edits, but it does not in anyway replace the need to use the desktop website.
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  • Overwhelmingly Informative Sep 21, 2018

    By StephanBi
    It’s easy for someone like me to get addicted to this app. The makers are continually tantalizing me with new information that is usually pertinent. Consequently, I’ve found over 10,000 people who are likely relatives. They’ve found plenty in America, but none of the relatives I know of in Italy or Spain. The number of generations that are tracked are limited to a degree - you can find ancestors 20 generations back, but they may not be flagged as ancestors and it may be frustrating to print out every part of a tree. The most irritating aspect is that they will show the mother’s maiden name, but won’t automatically add it to their profile. You will have to copy it by hand. After years, and thousands of users, why haven’t they fixed this bug?
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Ana Tobin
    It's just okay. Some things are easier in app, some things are better online. Wish you could open tabs in app to look at more than one person at a time. I've been a myheritage member for years and have had to contact them a few times for support. I highly recommend CALLING customer support, especially for billing problems or problems canceling free trials. Once you open a ticket through a call, they are very responsive to follow-up emails.
    more
  • Needs Improvement Jun 19, 2018

    By quilee
    There are certain things in this app that it is great at accomplishing. I have found a lot of information here that I have not found on other sites similar to this one. Not to say that there aren’t still some seriously necessary tweaks that could be done. 1. Every time I shut this app, just for a minute or 2, it takes me back to starting position. So when you want to go back to what you were working on, you have to find it again... and again.... and again.... and again. You get the gist? 2. I work this on an IPad and it’s the only app I have that doesn’t support split screen so that I can use it and another app at the same time. Opposing apps have to sit on top of the MH screen as the MH screen will not shrink or draw up from the toolbar. 3. When adding a picture of someone to their profile, why does it add a second picture to their album. The album that has the exact same picture? Makes no sense. 4. Where is the information sources after you approve them. Sometimes I like to go back and verify my information is correct or consult it to possibly draw more information from and finding it is a booger, let me tell you!! That’s all I got for now. I will check back if any of these things change any time soon.
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  • Oct 5, 2020

    By edgewalker66
    Best for DNA Tools. Could be even better if users could change some of the parameters in the auto cluster function to gather up even smaller matches. Also nice that you can download your match list. Not as good as Ancestry as far as records, mostly indexes and way fewer record images.
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  • It’s useful but too expensive Dec 27, 2019

    By Bonny653683
    I don’t really work on my family tree outside of my vacations so buying a whole year for the price for me it’s a NOPE. I get that there’s quite useful stuff for premium accounts but most of the useful things for me have been put by other users or I investigate by myself online. I also reached the limit of members already since I put my 2 families. I don’t know for what I have been experiencing on the free version I just don’t think it’s worth it. If there was just a light and way cheaper version where I could just connect to my other relatives matches (that i have added as contacts and are working on their own fam tree) and the info they put and more relatives space, that would be amazing. For now I think I might just find another app.
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  • Good but not yet great Aug 10, 2018

    By Puffball27
    I love this App. I have over 26,000 entries and it handles them well. The search is good but seems to ignore important search values like dates. The Discover option is nice but I’d like to be able to turn some searches off. I get over 80 discoveries for some people (notably LDS) and, while I don’t have an issue with it I really tire of dealing with them. Even when I go through all 80 discoveries for a particular person a few days later there are 84 more for the same person! That is not ok. In searches there is the option to select just family tree returns and that is very helpful. I would love to see the option of selecting the how many branches off the direct line. There is not good tracking of direct ancestors and I’ve found the only good way is to assign a special picture for all Direct ancestors. That way when I look at the various trees I can always find my direct lines. I doubt the tracking with a special icon would be difficult. Direct Ancestor tracking seems to fall apart after 8-12 generations and it would be nice to see that addressed.
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  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Algernon Wells
    Doesn't work anymore since the last update. Nothing even responds to being tapper.
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  • Disappointed Jun 13, 2018

    By krystledreams
    Attempted to use this app to build a family tree. I was drawn to the idea of being able to use photos for each member. I clicked to add a photo, selected photo, cropped the photo, clicked save and it wouldn’t show or save. It just showed a wheel spinning like it was loading. I tried it at least 5 times for multiple people on my tree. I finally got it to work and saved. I came back the same day, and everything was there. I was excited. The next day (today) I come back and most of the pictures and relationship were gone. Thankfully, I didn’t put a ton of time into this project. Disappointed with the apps save feature and disappointed that it isn’t always user friendly.
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  • Lingo Feb 6, 2019

    By bitchy old lady
    I admit I am new to this, however, there are search words I don’t understand. Also, when I think I’m getting somewhere, you ask for more money. I purposely asked if this was going to happen BEFORE I bought the kit. I was told, absolutely not! I wasn’t on here 5 minutes and already was navigated to pay extra for that info. Poor customer service. Another huge problem I’ve had is getting someone on the phone! You say your there 24/7, but no one ever answers. If your number 10 in the que, you stay there until the battery on your phone goes dead. This is the most frustrating part of the whole deal! You have a multimillion dollar business here, HIRE MORE PEOPLE TO MAN THE PHONES!
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  • Nice..but.. May 13, 2020

    By Darlene Schara
    So I totally understand that these things cost money to maintain and process etc. I imported my DNA from another source, so I know I didn’t pay for anything here. Keeping that in mind I wish they had a free trial period or a way to pay monthly. It seems that everything I click leads to a “pay for this” link and it just keeps adding crap to my cart when all I’m trying to do is LOOK at something. Even when I was just trying to sign up it kept looping back to a page to buy a kit or a subscription. It’s very annoying. A free trial, say 2 weeks, and the ability to pay monthly would be ideal and in my opinion get more subscribers. People would be able to see if they like the interface, get hooked on clicking matches and discoveries (you do get hooked!) and be more willing to pay for a subscription instead of feeling like it’s being shoved in their face at every click. The devs should keep in mind that every tidbit of information added by people enhances their service. If they are annoyed at every click they aren’t going to add much
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  • Help Sep 6, 2018

    By 1,2,3,ofsameperson
    I am now on my third time attempting to get my tree straightened out. Whenever I confirm somebody it’s great, however if their name comes up again and I want to just save new info, I find I have them listed in another place. Is there anyway I can just merge this info. I have gone as far back as 25 generations and have assigned a number to each generation, I really don’t want to start all over. If I can merge I am willing to go in and erase all generation numbers assigned to each individual. I called and was on line with one of your associates and she stated I was doing everything correctly. Please advise, pretty frustrated at this time. 1,2,3,sometimes 4 of sam person
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Joanna Pa
    I would give this app more stars if the app opened! Installed the app, opened it and I press log in - nothing. I press sign up - nothing. There is 3 slides , I swipe to the side - nothing. Uninstalled , reinstalled , I do all mentioned above - nothing.
    more
  • Oct 5, 2020

    By David Allan
    It become absolutely useless, can't access the Family Tree it just keeps showing the buying optios, I just got disappointed I informed my family tree data to let them sold it back to me it becomes as a legal ransomware, Absurd!!!!
    more
  • What’s the problem? Jul 1, 2018

    By Cre8iv66
    Hello since yesterday June 30, 2018 every person in my own tree in the app, including myself is now suddenly marked private. I cannot see their name and they do not come up in a search of the tree. I have to tap on their name to see their information in the tree if I know who and where they are to read any information. I have used the app on my iPhone and iPad for 18 months with no problem until today. The family tree builder new version this week on the computer is fine. But now in the app, I cannot search for anyone who is still living, on either the app on the iPhone or the iPad as the names do not come up. I have to know who they are and find them that way in the tree itself. There is no privacy settings in the app to adjust or turn on or off, so I cannot fix this problem as it came from your end. What have you guys done??? Please fix this privacy issues immediately as I cannot do anything on my personal tree and I just renewed my subscription. Please advise. Thanks
    more
  • Aug 23, 2020

    By Philip Fourie
    The 14 day trial is misleading and doesn't work and I'm convinced this is deliberately done. It's impossible to log in as the email or password are always incorrect. When choosing the forgot password option, the email received has a link for changing password but it only brings you back to the exact same log in page which gives the same errors.
    more
  • Terrible Apr 6, 2019

    By shandawn
    As someone who needs HELP filling in the blanks with regard to relationships. From a family full of divorce and several affairs that led to various “illegitimate” children including my father and several others that are genetically related but adopted - this family tree builder is HORRIBLE. You can’t edit relationships like marriage - it automatically assumes my grandmother married the man she had an affair with (my paternal grandfather). I also have two half brothers. This doesn’t help me to research but I’d rather a hindrance. I also tried doing this through their mobile website but not getting anywhere. Ancestry isn’t perfect but it’s much more workable than this. I’m glad I didn’t pay for this before committing to anything more than a few nights. Maybe my family dynamics are too difficult but this has been nothing but frustrating.
    more

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