Sunday, March 11, 2018
The Harvest is Great: The New MyHeritage Tree Sync with FamilySearch
A short time ago, during RootsTech 2018, MyHeritage.com announced a BETA test of their new Tree Sync program. See "New FamilySearch Tree Sync (beta) allows FamilySearch users to synchronize their family trees with MyHeritage." You can find a link to ask for a code to get a copy downloaded, but you need to signup for MyHeritage and have an LDS account.
I created a new Tree Sync family tree on MyHeritage.com and abandoned my old one. All I can say is "Wow." I already have over 6400 Record Matches for my "new" family tree. I have synchronized the MyHeritage.com family tree with the FamilySearch.org Family Tree one time now and I am working through adding sources to the MyHeritage.com family tree as fast as I can click. I am overwhelmed with the variety of the sources. My wife also set up a Tree Sync family tree and is equally absorbed in gathering new information about her family lines.
Granted, I have been adding sources to the FamilySearch.org Family Tree for a long time and have just about everything I can imagine but I am still making sure the sources are on my MyHeritage.com family tree. Here is a screenshot of a few of the categories of sources I am finding on MyHeritage.
I cannot imagine how much time it would take me to look up all these sources one at a time, even if I could ever imagine doing that. I decided to start adding them into the lines I am currently working on as far as that will go. I will continue working. Basically, I had stopped trying to keep up with MyHeritage because I knew that synchronization was likely coming. Now that it is here, I am very pleased with the opportunity to work all these sources and add them to the Family Tree.