This is a nifty piece of software. I had a chance to use Instant Discoveries™ and to help others use it at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! event last week in Birmingham, England. Instant Discoveries™ have been available in a limited test version for several months. Starting today, MyHeritage has opened it up for all customers to use.
By signing up at MyHeritage and entering some basic information about immediate family members, new users discovered ancestors, relatives and never-seen-before photos in just a few seconds.
Disclaimer: This newsletter is sponsored by MyHeritage so I might be accused of bias in reporting this. I agree! I am undoubtedly biased. However, I’d suggest you try Instant Discoveries™ yourself to see if it works for you.
Instant Discoveries™ can be useful for any genealogist but I am certain it will especially appeal to newcomers to family history. If you have been researching your family tree for some time you probably have found much (but probably not all) of the information that Instant Discoveries™ will find. However, I watched last week as a number of people who are new to family history searches used Instant Discoveries™ to find previously-unknown family tree members within a minute or two. This is a product that can provide a “head start” on researching your family tree.