MyHeritage believes that everyone in the world has a right to know their family history, and that’s why the company provides many valuable family tree building and family history research tools for free.
However, MyHeritage also offers paid features and services that can simplify and enrich your genealogy journey.
In this article, we’ll explore all of MyHeritage’s paid features, subscriptions, and purchases, and show you how to track your purchases on MyHeritage.
Family site subscriptions
Family site subscriptions give you full access to the features and tools on MyHeritage related to building your family tree, as well as the advanced DNA features. When you have a family site subscription, you’ll be able to take full advantage of features like Smart Matches™
There are two different types of family site subscription: Premium and PremiumPlus. See the differences between the plans here.
A Data subscription provides full access to all the features on MyHeritage relating to researching historical records, such as SuperSearch™ and Record Matches.
It allows you to:
- View the hi-res scans of original historical documents on SuperSearch™
- Confirm or reject Record Matches
- Extract information directly from records to profiles on your tree, either via SuperSearch™ or Record Matches
- Save records directly to the profile pages of individuals on your tree
The Complete subscription gives you the best of all worlds, combining the PremiumPlus family site subscription and the Data subscription. With this plan, you can take full advantage of all the useful features MyHeritage has to offer.
This subscription is available for users who have purchased a MyHeritage DNA Health kit or the Health upgrade to the MyHeritage DNA kit. It gives you unlimited access to new health reports as they are released. It also grants unlimited access to all advanced DNA features, such as viewing family trees of DNA Matches, viewing shared matches and ethnicities, shared ancestral places, and advanced DNA tools such as the Chromosome Browser, AutoClusters, and Theory of Family Relativity™.
How to upgrade your subscription
If you wish to upgrade your subscription, click your name on the user strip at the very top of the screen and select “Site settings.”
Click “Upgrade your site plan” and select the plan you would like to upgrade to, then proceed to the payment page.
The MyHeritage DNA kit is a simple cheek-swab autosomal DNA test for genetic genealogy that discovers your relatives by matching you to millions of people who tested their DNA on MyHeritage. It also provides a percentage-based Ethnicity Estimate based on 42 ethnic regions around the world.
To purchase a MyHeritage DNA kit, hover your cursor over the “DNA” tab in the navigation bar and select “Order DNA kits.”
Once you have purchased a kit, you’ll receive updates via email regarding its status. You’ll also receive updates when your sample has been received by the lab. To monitor your DNA kit’s status, hover your cursor over the “DNA” tab in the navigation bar and select “Manage DNA kits.” You’ll see a list of DNA kits and files alongside their type and status.
MyHeritage DNA Health
The MyHeritage DNA Health kit provides an assessment of how your genes may affect your health, including comprehensive polygenic and monogenic risk reports and carrier status reports — in addition to all the information and benefits of the MyHeritage DNA kit.
To purchase a MyHeritage DNA Health kit, hover your cursor over the “Health” tab on the navigation bar and select “Order Health kits.”
You can track your purchase as described under “MyHeritage DNA” above.
The Health upgrade allows users who have purchased a MyHeritage DNA kit to upgrade their kit to Health. The upgrade will grant them access to the information and features of MyHeritage DNA Health without needing to take an additional DNA test.
To upgrade to Health, hover your cursor over the “Health” tab on the navigation bar and select “Order Health kits.” If you are eligible for an upgrade, it will automatically appear in your order information. After you complete the purchase, your results will be ready in a few days. You’ll receive an email notifying you when they are ready.
Online backup service
The backup service is a paid service separate from the site subscriptions, meaning it’s available to anyone who has a family tree on MyHeritage for an additional fee. This service backs up your family tree once a month and sends you an email with a link to download the backup file to your computer.
To activate the backup service, hover your cursor over the “Family tree” tab in the navigation bar and select “More,” then click “Backup.” Then click “Get started” and follow the instructions to complete the purchase.
Unlock advanced DNA features for uploaded DNA data
If you have taken an autosomal DNA test with a different service, you have the option of uploading your raw data to MyHeritage for free. This will provide you with free access to DNA matches and will allow you to export a list of your DNA matches, contact the matches, and view shared ancestral surnames. If you are a paying subscriber, you will have access to all other features, including Ethnicity Estimate, Chromosome Browser, AutoClusters, and Theory of Family Relativity™.
If you are not a paying subscriber, you can pay a one-time Unlock fee for unlimited access to the advanced features. You’ll be prompted to unlock the features when you try to access them.
Family chart print service
All MyHeritage users can produce a beautiful printable PDF chart of their family trees for free. MyHeritage also provides a professional print service that can print your chart on high-quality paper or canvas and ship it to you.
To print a family chart, hover your cursor over the “Family tree” tab in the navigation bar and select “More,” then click “Print charts & books.” If you have already produced a chart, click “My charts,” then find the chart you’d like to print and click the “Order poster” option under the chart. If you haven’t produced a chart you’d like to print yet, follow the instructions in this article to produce a printable chart.
You can monitor the progress of your purchase under “My poster orders” at the top of the screen on the “Charts & books” page.