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Old 23rd January 2014, 12:33 PM
andbro andbro is offline
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My Heritage offer

Has anyone any experience with MY Heritage?

Also I am British so I want to know how helpful for British records?

How does it compare to Ancestry.com and do My Heritage have many different resources to Ancestry.

Thanks
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Old 23rd January 2014, 12:48 PM
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A further query: Is there any plan to use this partnership to connect family trees in Ancestry with DNA kits at FTDNA? A simple way to link an Ancestry tree to one's FTDNA profile, or vice versa, would go a long way to make the Family Finder more useful for genealogy. As things stand now, it looks like about 90% of the matches on the Family Finder haven't posted a pedigree.

We need something from FTDNA that explains how the agreement with MyHeritage will benefit genetic genealogy.
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Old 23rd January 2014, 12:49 PM
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Question My Heritage offer

I also got email about my heritage, showing it came from ftdna. However very questionable as there is no mention that I can find on the ftdna website of this offer or their partnership. And the "deal" offering is for only a week? Can anyone enlighten me? I have been in genealogy for about 30 years and not had any dealing with my heritage. Thanks
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Old 23rd January 2014, 01:23 PM
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Yikes, this is confusing!

I had thought that MyHeritage was the latest parent company of Ancestry.com. The current information on Ancestry is that Ancestry.com Inc. is now the parent organization, formerly The Generations Network. I was confusing MyHeritage with MyFamily.com, a unit of Ancestry.com Inc.

Meanwhile, MyHeritage owns some genealogy sites that you may recognize, such as Geni and SuperSearch (which claims to have the world's largest collection of historical newspapers). There is a "new" link on the MyHeritage web site where you can order the Family Finder test and two others from FTDNA.

The newspaper collection turns out to be NewspaperArchive.com, which is already available for free through the LDS Family History Centers.

The question for FTDNA customers, then, is whether MyHeritage would give you access to something you can't already find on other sites. For me, probably not.
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Old 23rd January 2014, 01:26 PM
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John: Ancestry has nothing to do with this partnership -- MyHeritage is a competitor of Ancestry

All:

Family Tree DNA and MyHeritage have had a partnership for several years now. MyHeritage is a re-seller of Family Tree DNA tests -- they're actually one of several re-sellers that FTDNA works with. Anyone who purchases an FTDNA test from MyHeritage is tested directly by FTDNA and goes into the FTDNA database. MyHeritage doesn't have its own DNA database.

FTDNA periodically advertises specials on MyHeritage products/services to FTDNA customers. That's what today's email is about. You can check out the MyHeritage website to see if it's something you're interested in. If you're not interested, you can safely ignore/delete the email

Elise
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Old 23rd January 2014, 04:11 PM
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I have a world membership at ancestry, however they don't test DNA on Canadians. I see that MyHeritage with FT will integrate my DNA to the family tree, is that right? I wish they would have given longer than a week to decide. I need time to ask around as to whether it's worth it to leave Ancestry.
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Old 23rd January 2014, 04:43 PM
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I see that MyHeritage with FT will integrate my DNA to the family tree, is that right?
No, they're not adding your DNA to any family trees. The "integrate" sentence just means that they are partnering together to offer FTDNA tests to MyHeritage's international customer base.

Elise
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Old 23rd January 2014, 10:09 PM
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I would like to take advantage of this deal.

Can I use my $100 restaurants.com "gift card" to pay for
the myHeritage subscription? (since I can't really use it for anything else)
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Old 24th January 2014, 03:43 AM
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i have used my Heritage for 2 years and while I had under 250 names it was free, but I have 540 names so I pay an annual fee. ( I could reach 600 by mid year)

They have a DNA test for 37 markers and a few others but they seem expensive...
I think the idea is that anyone who test DNA with my heritage would move to Ftdna.

This "alliance" would make Ftdna be similar to ancestry in comparing surname...that's all.....my opinion
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Old 24th January 2014, 06:45 AM
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Ok thanks Elise. I think I'll stay with Ancestry. Perhaps in the future they will come on board for Canadian DNA testing.
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