Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sources can now be added from MyHeritage directly to the FamilySearch Family Tree announced that sources for individuals in the Family Tree can now be added directly from family trees. The announcement contained the following explanation,
FamilySearch is all about helping people discover meaningful ancestral connections. For this reason, we have relationships with programs like MyHeritage, Ancestry, and FindMyPast, to provide exciting discovery experiences. Each program offers a massive resource of records, and these partnerships provide a special opportunity to collect sources from many different places and store them to your ancestors’ profile pages in FamilySearch. 
Taking records from other programs requires some extra effort when toggling between websites in order to copy and paste multiple fields into FamilySearch—until now! MyHeritage now features a simple link at the bottom of their website’s page that offers to “Attach Source to FamilySearch.” That’s it! With one click, you’ve stored a new source to an ancestor in FamilySearch!
Moving sources from one online family tree program to another can only be easily accomplished by the development of these kinds of links. Information I received subsequent to the announcement indicates that any register user of both programs can move sources from their family tree to the Family Tree. Presently, this is unidirectional that is from to the Family Tree.  Of course, this feature will only work for those who have their family information in the Family Tree program.


  1. It appears only LDS members can use the research links in Family Tree to access My Heritage and FindMyPast. I have subscriptions to both services but there doesn't appear to be a way to tell the Family Tree program that to make them work. I've asked in support chat twice, but the people I talked to didn't know if there was a way.

    1. I am getting contradictory information on whether or not the links are limited to members. I will keep searching for an answer.