Wednesday, 24 May 2023

MyHeritage updates Theory of Family Relativity DNA results feature

From MyHeritage (

We’ve just updated the data for Theory of Family Relativity™, adding millions of new theories to help you uncover how you’re related to your DNA Matches.

Thanks to this new update:

    The total number of theories has grown to 136,713,021, representing a 61% increase.
    The number of DNA Matches that include a theory has increased by 78%, to 95,691,486.
    The total number of paths has grown by 51.2%, for a total of 998,325,515 paths.
    The number of DNA kits with at least one theory has grown by 23.6%, to 2,353,769 kits.
    An additional 402,255 users have one or more Theories of Family Relativity™.

Theory of Family Relativity™ is a groundbreaking feature that can save you hours of work trying to understand your connection to your DNA Matches. It harnesses billions of data points across MyHeritage’s huge database of family trees and historical records to provide you with plausible theories about how you and your DNA Matches are related.

In addition to this update, we’ve made some improvements to the DNA section of the website. 

For further information, visit the MyHeritage blog at

(With thanks to Daniel Horowitz)


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