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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

23andMe divorcing MyHeritage, will allow linking to other companies

  We got a notice from 23andMe that their partnership with MyHeritage is ending. This is likely due to MyHeritage entering the DNA matching and ancestry admixture space.
Here is the link to the new forums:

More importantly, the community person, Rosie, mentioned that we will have the ability to link any tree to our profile.
In the future, you will be able to post a link to any family tree from another website (including MyHeritage) to your DNA Relatives profile. I’ll let you know when this functionality has been added to DNA Relatives.
This should increase the amount of available trees to some extent, which is great! Hopefully, people will be able to use the free services like WikiTree, FamilySearch or Geni. The most commonly used Ancestry service unfortunately does not let guests view family trees, as far as I know - which is worse than MyHeritage in this respect.

All in all, this should be a positive change meaning more family trees on 23andMe.

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