Last week MyHeritage added US censuses from 1790 to 1930, and before that was Record Matching to people in your MyHeritage.com or Geni.com family tree.
Now comes another announcement from MyHeritage: Record Detective takes a record you’ve discovered on MyHeritage and gives you a summary of additional records about the same relative, and about other people related to that relative. You also can link to see these people in other family trees on MyHeritage.
For example, you find someone in the US census, and Record Detective will show you census entries for the person and other household members in earlier and later years, plus a passenger list showing when the head of the household immigrated.
This video demonstrates how it works:
The announcement on MyHeritage compares this to friend suggestions on Facebook. It reminds me of the “you also might like…” suggestions you get when shopping online.
“The Record Detective technology understands what record you’re looking at, and brings you related records, and related people.” Of course, you’ll want to look at each Record Detective match and make sure it really is your ancestor.
You don’t have to be a MyHeritage subscriber to get Record Detective matches, but to view many of the matching records, you’ll need a subscription or pay-as-you-go credits.