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Introduction to Related Records

Introduction to Related Records

Related Records is a MyHeritage technology that instantly connects you to multiple records relating to an individual you are researching. When you have a Record Match or find a record through the MyHeritage search engine, Related Records displays additional record results that may add valuable information about your relative or people closely related to them, such as children, spouses, or parents. This can save you hours of research and help you build a full archive of historical documents about your family with very little effort.

Related Records can be accessed in two ways: through Record Matches, or through the MyHeritage search engine.

Record Matches

A Record Match is a document relevant to your family’s history, such as a birth record of your ancestors, a relative’s gravestone photo, or a newspaper article. Record Matching technology scans the nearly 10 billion historical documents on MyHeritage and notifies you when it finds a record that may be relevant to your family.

If Related Records finds additional records relating to a given match, they will appear beneath the details of a Record Match on the “Review match” page.

Related Records on a Review Record Match page on MyHeritage
Related Records on a Review Record Match page


The MyHeritage search engine

MyHeritage’s powerful search engine serves as your gateway to billions of historical records.

When you enter your search data into the MyHeritage search engine, you’ll find a list of records that might match the person you’re researching.

Search results on the MyHeritage search engine for historical records
Search results on the MyHeritage search engine for historical records

When you click on a record in the list and related records have been found, you’ll see those records listed next to the details of the record.


There are multiple benefits of having a powerful genealogist-detective working for you. Thanks to Related Records, a record you’ve found on MyHeritage can effortlessly open the door to many more records about the same person. These records may come from totally different collection types, and they may originate from another part of the world you didn’t expect. The technology helps by saving you time and revealing new information you may never have found on your own.

Viewing records provided by Related Records requires a Data or Complete subscription on MyHeritage. Some records come from free collections (e.g. the BillionGraves collection of headstones) and can be viewed without a subscription.

Look out for Related Records at the bottom of every record to harness this powerful tool and enhance your family history research.

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