MyHeritage Announces Easier Navigation in your DNA Match List

An announcement in the MyHeritage Blog states:

“At MyHeritage our users’ feedback is extremely important to us. We do our best to listen to the community to provide the best possible family history research experience. Today we released two new features that were requested by our users at the RootsTech conference in Utah in February (thanks Judy Russell, and others!), to make navigating in the list of DNA Matches easier. Following major updates and improvements to our DNA Matching in January 2018, MyHeritage DNA users are receiving 10 times as many matches as before. It’s therefore only natural that there is now demand for easier ways to work with this information and make the most of it.

“With this feature, you can manually enter the page number you would like to go to, in the list of DNA Matches. From now on, if you are interested in DNA Matches that appear beyond the first few pages of your massive DNA Match list, you don’t need to click through the pages one by one. Simply enter the page number you would like to jump to in the “Go to page” field and then press “Enter”.”

There’s a lot more. You can read the full announcement at:


Hmmm. I tried this out. Maybe I’m missing something, but wouldn’t you need to know what page your match of interest appears on? And even if you keep track, that page number may change as more matches are added.There are better ways of doing this. Ancestry’s starring system goes out of control very quickly when you have dozens of matches you’re trying to keep track of. Both MyHeritage and Ancestry DNA need to add a folder system to the interface so you can sort matches out into folders or subfolders that you can name. I have made this suggestion to Ancestry. We’ll see what happens.


Unfortunately the list of changes made does not include one of the changes they most need to have, which is the ability to view the trees of DNA matches horizontally in pedigree mode. Without that ability, it is nearly impossible to navigate anybody else’s ancestral line to see where your line might meet if that is revealed in the other person’s tree. That is, if your match even has a tree at all. Most of my DNA matches at MyHeritage have either no tree or a tree so small it’s essentially useless for determining where the match might be.


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