MyHeritage.com Reviews

MyHeritage.com
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About MyHeritage.com

MyHeritage.com is the online home of MyHeritage, a genealogy website which promises to help people find information on their ancestry and heritage, as well as the ability to build a complete family tree. 

How Does It Work?

According to their website, MyHeritage.com is dedicated to helping people discover, preserve, and share their family history. To do this, they have structured their website around the concept of building an online family tree. 

To begin with, customers will add the names, dates, photos, and stories of family members they know and are familiar with. Once you’ve begun building your family tree, their website will automatically begin searching for additional information for you. They say that “with exclusive content and accurate results we'll help you uncover more than you ever imagined.”

As more information is discovered or becomes available, MyHeritage.com will send you email alerts for Smart Matches and Record Matches that reveal new family tree connections, records, and newspaper articles about your ancestors. 

Their website says that their users will have access to more than 7 billion historical records, including birth, marriage, and death records; census, military, immigration, and legal records; newspapers, yearbooks, and directories; family trees, photos, documents, and maps; and much more. 

Mobile Options

Currently this website is offering their customers use of their services through a mobile application which can be downloaded for free to either Android or iOS smart phones and tablets. 

Cost/Price Plans

This company does provide people with a way to use their website and information for free, though the information that is available through their free service is very limited. In order to get access to their full offerings of information and services, customers will need to upgrade to their Premium Subscription, which they say is priced at $9.95 per month. However, they only allow customers to sign up for this subscription on an annual basis, so in reality it is a $119.40 fee. 

Refund Policy

This website does say that they value the satisfaction of their customers, which is why they provide their members with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. In order to request your refund, all you have to do is contact their Customer Service team within the first 30 days of purchase.

It is important to note, however, that this Refund Policy only applies to their Data subscriptions and not to any physical products that you would order from their website, like Family Tree Posters. Customers who have an issue with a physical product they have ordered will want to contact their Customer Service team right away for more information.  

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 877-432-3135 for US based customers; customers calling from other countries will want to find their country specific phone number on their website.  

Reputation

This company seems to have two different reputations. The first is the impression that you get from blogs and websites that regularly review or work with genealogy websites, all of which seem to have a very favorable review of this website and often rank this website very high in comparison to the field of genealogy websites.

The second impression comes from customer reviews, which appear to be dramatically mixed in tone and opinion, with some people having great experiences and others complaining about how severely inaccurate the information they found on this website was. 

Another concern from reviewers of this website is that MyHeritage.com only offers their customers Annual Subscriptions, which isn’t always best suited to customer needs, and while they do offer some of their information for free, in general this information is very limited.           

Competitors and Alternatives?

Certainly there are many, many other genealogy websites available if this website does not meet your needs for any reason. They include Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, 23AndMe.com, Archives.com, and many others.  

If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your MyHeritage.com reviews below.

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I was a victim of their security breach then again on their service



July14, 2019

I was as a victim of their security breach. Then, only after complaining to them in regards to the loss I occurred did they offer complimentary use of their software for a (stingy) 6 months. Six months later after filling out my family history on their site, I was the victim again of all the bugs on the site that erased my data or family tree charts that include complete omissions of family members and their ancestor lines. This company does not stand behind their product and has a ton of technical problems. I would not TRUST this company with your precious family. This Company has a reputation for MAJOR DATA breaches.

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Waiting



June10, 2019

I've been waiting four months for DNA results. Emails to support go unanswered.

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BEWARE!!! DOES NOT FOLLOW PRIVACY POLICY



February23, 2019

This company is only in it for the money. Per their privacy policy I requested to have my DNA sample (they have 2, use one and keep the second to use as they please). BEWARE!!! This company is actually located in Israel!!! When I asked them who I sent the kit to, they gave me a name of a company and an address in Texas. In looking online, they have actually had many contracts with companies in many US states, but seem to be very transient. The company that has my sample said that they only have a contract with My Heritage and can't even find my sample. My Heritage customer support told me 3 wks ago that my sample would be destroyed per their agreement withing 72 hrs. Three weeks later, I am getting the runaround. I did tell My Heritage that I will be planning on following up with our US Government since it seems fishy to me that they even want to hold the 2nd sample for as long as they choose and I never got an answer of how they would use it. My advice for people using their website---BEWARE!!! If you do not go to their privacy link and unsubscribe, you are open to numerous emails from people who you do not know and everything personal, including your phone number will be all over the web.

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WORST results of any DNA Results



January15, 2019

I bought a My Heritage kit for my brother and sister-in-law. The results gave an unbelievably general map of origin which added nothing to what was obvious and we already knew. The possible relatives started with a single 3rd cousin and quickly went to 4th 5th and beyond with NOTHING in between. Just going back one generation I have 10 first degree aunts and uncles!! What a worthless and embarrassing purchase! I feel totally scammed. Since the kits weren't used within 30 days there's no apparent recourse.

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A Scam



December6, 2018

I opted for a 30-day free trial on November 6 2018, did not like the site and cancelled two days later but got no confirmation. Instead they took 108 UK pounds from my account on November 22 2018. My bank has blocked them and is trying to get me a refund. What are Visa and MasterCard doing about these people?

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June18, 2018

I am try to get a hold of anyone, anyway possible to get a refund on the 119.40 they charged me for a whole yr. for the subscription. It is impossible to contact anyone, the phone number I saw on this page is not a correct phone number, there is another phone number I found on line for this company 1-800-987-9000, you can only get thru to someone is you have an account number. The 2 week free trial sign in is now invalid, you can request instructions to reset the password but they NEVER send this information, so without the information they require to get to someone, you cannot get to anyone !!!!! .I finally found a place on their site, it is very well hidden, to complain. I have not heard anything from this company. I am so frustrated grrrrrrrr…… I was 3 days past the free trial, I forgot to cancel, that's my fault. But I would have never been able to cancel within the time allowed, because they make it impossible to contact them !!!!!

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Very difficult site.



May22, 2016

I have canceled with MyHeritage.com 2X's and still, I get emails and ads from them. I started with this site in 2014. It kept telling me of people that might be related but I couldn't get rid of those suggestions. I tried to contact them, no help. I've canceled and request they shut down my site, totally, since they've lost info I had collected and are nonresponsive. Charged me again and I finally had it.
I now use another site and am pleased with it.

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