How do I use Search Connect™?

Search Connect™ is a new unique feature that allows you to connect with other MyHeritage members who are searching for the same ancestors and people as you.

Search Connect™ results are included in SuperSearch™, MyHeritage’s powerful search engine for historical records. It is a new collection, located in the Family Trees category, and you can also search it on its own.

A Search Connect™ result includes basic information about the MyHeritage member who made the search (first name initial and last name, gender, country) and a list of their family sites on MyHeritage. The details of the search made by the user are then elaborated.

You can get in touch with the user who conducted the search by clicking on the orange ‘Contact’ button at the bottom of the page.

Every record in Search Connect™ includes a list of Related Searches by the same user. These are the searches for other people with the same last name, or searches made within a few minutes, that the same user conducted. This can help you determine if the other user is indeed researching the same branch of the family that you are interested in.

Clicking any hyperlinked name will repeat the search made by the other user along with all the original parameters and show you the results that MyHeritage SuperSearch™ returns for that search.

Our recently-released Global Name Translation™ technology makes Search Connect™ even more useful, allowing you to find other users who searched for the same name in other languages. This maximizes your chances of locating relatives and connecting with family members worldwide.

In the example below, a search in Search Connect™ for the last name Mogilevsky in English yields search results of people who searched for variations of the same name in English, Russian and Hebrew! All foreign names are automatically translated by MyHeritage to English in square brackets for the user's convenience.

 

Try ‘Search Connect’ now by clicking here