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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Remember, the MyHeritage Tree Sync is in Beta

I have been seeing some semi-hysterical comments about the Tree Sync program with This is a subtle reminder that the program is in BETA testing. When the CEO of MyHeritage, Gilad Japhet, gave his presentation at RootsTech, he mentioned that they had about 100 BETA testers. In order to use the program, you have to request a code from MyHeritage. This alone should be a clue that there might be problems with the BETA program. So why are there such emotional complaints about the functions of a program that is still officially in development? Who knows?

Some of the most serious complaints are about difficulties with the BETA test and sources in the FamilySearch Family Tree that have now been fixed.  If you aren't able to take the bad with the good in a BETA test, I suggest that you wait for a final release of the program. Personally, I have been using the program for a couple of months now and I am thrilled with the program. You can read what I think in some of my previous posts.

Also, if you do have a real issue with the BETA test, the whole idea is to communicate your concerns back to MyHeritage. Venting in public about the problems is not responsible or logical. By the way, the Tree Sync program will be considered one of the most important steps in the development of online family trees. It basically gives LDS members who now use the Family Tree the ability to use, MyHeritage, a hugely effective program with nearly 9 billion records in a way that will enhance both programs immensely.

1 comment:

  1. The MyHeritage synch program is in Beta, but it is making changes to live production data in Family Tree. Perhaps the beta test should have used the site.