MyHeritage added a new feature to the service today that looks like a major step forward in family history searches. I have used it briefly and am impressed. I’ll use it more after I get off this cruise ship where I am at the moment (yes, it is a tough life). I will then have more reliable and much faster Internet connectivity. However, even my brief test looked good. I did talk on the phone a few minutes ago with a senior member of the MyHeritage staff and received a rather complete briefing. That, along with my short “hands on” test, tells me this is going to attract a lot of new people to genealogy.
Disclaimer: MyHeritage is the sponsor of this newsletter. However, I believe I would write the same or similar words even if they were not sponsoring the newsletter.
Today’s announcement concerns Instant Discoveries™, an extension to MyHeritage’s existing Smart Matching™ and Record Matching technologies. In fact, Fox News carried a video introduction this morning that you can watch at: http://goo.gl/RA49gK.
Instant Discoveries™ Should interest all genealogists but is especially appealing to to those who are new to genealogy. It can provide a faster and easier method of getting started in a family tree search.
Instant Discoveries™ is now available for all new MyHeritage users. Existing users will have to wait a little bit longer before they can use the same technology to fill out the holes (branches?) in their family trees.