MyHeritageDNA Announces New Feature: Shared Ancestral Places for DNA Matches

In checking MyHeritage‘s blog,,

We’re happy to announce the release of a new feature for DNA Matches — the display of Shared Ancestral Places for every match. This feature makes MyHeritage’s DNA Matching even more useful.

Shared Ancestral Places refer to towns, countries, or U.S. states that appear in your family tree as well as in the family trees of your DNA Matches, where birth or death events of your ancestors (and those of your DNA Matches’ ancestors) took place. These places are identified going back up to 10 generations and can play a vital role in family history research.

This may come in handy in trying to pinpoint a distant cousin who appears to be related on my father’s side based on the lack of X DNA shared between her and me. Her unknown father is from a different part of the country than my father’s side.

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