Introducing Genetic Groups

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Jan 26, 2021
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Genetic Groups
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About this webinar

The new Genetic Groups is a long-awaited enhancement of ethnicity results on MyHeritage DNA. With this very exciting addition, the resolution of MyHeritage’s ethnicity breakdown increases dramatically to 2,114 geographic regions, providing more depth and resolution than any other DNA test available today, and complementing the current 42 top-level ethnicities. This is a huge milestone for MyHeritage and a great step for millions of people fascinated by family history and curious to learn more about their origins.

About the speakers

About the speakers

MyHeritage is the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. Our platform and DNA kits make it easy for anyone, anywhere to embark on a meaningful journey into their past and treasure their family stories fo
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Ran Snir, VP of Product Management, is responsible for MyHeritage DNA products, Mobile apps and few other projects which are still in the oven. He’s managing a team of product managers who create and optimize the entire DNA journey — from or
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    A great webinar! I am so happy that I subscribed to MyHeritage and have uploaded my DNA results. They keep getting better and better and have helped me learn so much more about my ancestors because of MyHeritage. Thank you Ran!

    A very informative webinar. I am impressed by MyHeritage’s continuing research and addition of new functions.

    absolutely fantastic. Will be watching again to take it all in. Thank you very much

    Absolutely fascinating – can’t wait to spend time with Genetic Groups

    Absolutely fascinating! and Amazing! Will look up my new My Heritage results now! Very well presented; great organization and information.

    Always exciting to participate in a MH webinar!

    Always interesting to see an explanation of changes in one of the genealogy platforms. Very helpful.

    Always like learning about new features on My Heritage. Ran is great!

    appreciate the effort to continually improve

    As usual, Ran provided new and exciting information.


    Awesome enhancements and well presented.

    Awesome webinar. Thanks Ran!

    Best webinar ever…My Heritage is doing so many great things.

    Brilliant webinar, great update to My Heritage will be extremely useful with my genealogy story.

    Brilliant work, thank ypu.

    Can’t wait to go and see the things that were talked about today on the My Heritage site.

    Eager to explore everything discussed.

    Easy to listen to, informative.

    Easy to understand and will want to watch more

    Enjoyed the presentation. The overview was helpful and not complicated.

    Even if there weren’t specific genetic groups, there was migratory information that’s really fascinating!




    Excellent and fascinating presentation, Thank you

    Excellent explanation and I am excited to use this tool for migration studies.

    excellent info

    excellent info on DNA groups.

    Excellent information.

    Excellent overview and lots of new information to me. Thanks!

    Excellent presentation – a great communicator!

    Excellent presentation and Exciting New Tools!

    Excellent presentation and very helpful. Looking forward to Ran’s next webinar.

    Excellent presentation of very interesting new features on MyHeritage

    Excellent presentation!!

    Excellent presentation. MyHeritage keeps getting better an better.

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Excellent presentation. Hat’s off to My Heritage and the work they are doing on geographic regions.

    EXCELLENT SPEAKER! Love these Webinars!


    Excellent! Answered some questions I had!

    Excellent! looking forward to use all these new tools!

    excellent, looking forward to additional groups especially US/Mexico native peoples

    Excellent, very informative.


    Excellently done, Ran! Great advancement, and they’ve even found my early Mennonites in Pennsylvania. Congratulations.

    Excited to check out my genetic groups and future enhancements!

    Exciting information, extremely well presented!

    Exciting new information, can’t wait to get started looking over my Genetic Groups!


    Fabulous new innovation to Ethnicity. I need more time to look into my own Groups. As always Ran gives an excellent (clear, concise and easily understood) presentation


    Fantastic session. MyHeritage is taking us on an exciting new journey!

    Fantastic, great presentation

    Fantastic, thank you!

    Fantastic? Can’t wait until his next webinar!

    Fascinating stuff. Presentation definitely increased the depth of understanding a ghreat deal from my own paying around with the new tool over the past few weeks. Time to return and play some more and learn alot more about my heritage (pun intended).

    Good explanation in every part.

    Good explanation, easy to understand.

    Good introduction to Genetic Groups.

    Got my DNA results a few days ago; I see now that there is much more information at my disposal than I was aware of. It will certainly inform how I go forward in my quest.


    Great – Very informative…

    great as always

    Great explanation about the new genetic groups

    great explanation about the new genetic groups!

    Great explanations and examples of the new DNA groupings. Looking forward to the even-newer update ! Thanks.

    Great information

    Great information about a new feature for My Heritage!

    Great information although I had a hard time keeping up with him while I was trying to look at my own DNA on My Heritage.

    Great information! Love the new features in MyHeritage. Ran always gives a terrific presentation! Keep up the good work. Thanks!

    Great information. DNA is such a fantastic subject and the changes and developments come so fast–it is great to be able to keep up with the latest!

    Great insights to an incredibly fascinating and educational addition to MH.

    Great presentation. Lots of new great features in the software. Helps get migration into perspective. Thanks for the time!

    Great tool- this is groundbreaking. Thank you!

    Great tools shown by a very knowledgeable person!

    Great webinar- good info- presented well.

    Great webinar!

    Great webinar! Looking forward to the updates.

    great webinar, learned a lot! Will be at the next one. Thank you for this one.

    Great webinar. Lots of new information to assist us in our search for our ancestors.

    Great webminar

    Great! So much information.

    Have enjoyed browsing through the new Genetic Groups. Thanks for this webinar and upgrade.

    he is so clear !!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    He presents clearly so I can understand. Quite a talent as he has so much knowledge on the topic

    Helped me to understand how the research culminated in more detail and sophistication among genetic groups on MyHeritage

    Helpful, ready to go back over my family’s kits.

    He’s always good.

    I agree with others – MyHeritage people are enthusiastic & show their own interest & sense of purpose in their work and presentations.

    I always look forward to his webinars!

    I am very happy, thank you!

    I came in late and it was still great

    I can hardly wait to use this feature!!!

    I considered not watching this webinar, since it was “only” about ethnicity. But I found it very interesting and realized you can drill down much further than it first appears. Great presentation!

    I fell like a learned quite a bit about ethnicigy.

    I had quickly scanned Genetic Groups, but now that I understand what’s behind the scenes, I appreciate what the story is behind the graphics. Thank you & I look forward to checking my results again. This time, with more understanding!

    I learned a lot! THANK YOU

    I learned so much, he deserves a 10

    I learned some new things!

    I like how he explains things. excited to hear about the future developments!!

    I liked the presenter, and he was very informative. I had already check out my heritage on, and I found it spot on with what I already know.

    I really enjoyed learning more about My Heritage’s DNA results.

    I understand how to use the fine details of Genetic Groups now. I see what I was missing before doing this webinar. Thank you.

    I’m always impressed by Ran’s generosity of spirit and mission to bring identity to our lives. My Heritage keeps improving, growing and becoming more useful with each update. I can see that their mission is to help us understand genetic genealogy and put it to good use. Thank you again.

    I’m excited to explore this new capability. Thank you MyHeritage and Ran for creating it!

    I’m not a My Heritage member, but this webinar certainly peaked my interest in joining.

    Incredibly clear and informative. Thanks. My maternal grandparents come from the Azores and Ran’s focus on Portugal/Azores/Madeira was especially interesting to me and confirmed my own thinking as well as providing some new insights.

    Informative, well-paced presentation. Thank you.

    Introduced to functionalities that I did not know existed.

    It is always great to hear from you about MyHeritage DNA’s improvements. Thanks Ran!

    It is interesting that they can find a way to animate the migration. THANKS

    It looks like I will be able to narrow done where some of my ancestors actually came from

    It makes you want to do better at getting your tree up on My Heritage. Thank you Ran and Geoff!

    It was a good introduction to a beginner in ancestry. It gives me something to start with. Plus then having an update in May, by then I hope to have used the system and then can learn and understand more.

    It was interesting

    It was very good!

    It was very informative about the new feature on my Heritage

    It was very interesting, and well illustrated.

    I’ve noticed with all the webinars I have attended so far that you have very knowledged people

    I’ve noticed with all the webinars I have attended that you have very knowledgeable people giving the classes

    Just brilliant. Thanks Ran

    la informacio que hoy obtube me ha hecho tomar la descicion de hacerme el DNA test para encontrar a mi familia por el lado paterno de mi madre.

    Looking forward to hearing more in another webinar. Thank you

    Looking forward to Ran’s next update!

    Looks like MyHeritage is continuing to research what may be hidden in our DNA.. Thanks.

    Love the graphics

    loved it

  4. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Loved the presentation and the wealth of genetic information available. I’m going to do a MyHeritage DNA test and submit!!

    nice and informative

    Nicely done. I wish I had thought to have MyHeritage page up at the same time.

    One of the most useful and easily understood webinars. Thanks.

    Opened a lot of new doors of interest.

    Ran did an outstanding job! My ONLY complaint is that now I’m not going to get my housework done ??

    Ran is always informative & entertaining

    Ran is an excellent speaker, very knowledgeable.

    Ran Snir explains DNA topics so that lay people can understand. You can hear the enthusiasm in his voice when he explains and demonstrates MyHeritage features. Thank you, Ran and MyHeritage and Geoff.

    Ran’s presentation was wonderful, I have a much better understanding of the Ethnicity Estimates and Genetic Groups.

    real interesting. Can’t wait to explore it.

    Really clear and easy to follow!

    Really enjoyed hearing how the put the different clusters / groups Etc.. together.!! Thank you so much for the FREE webinar!! Have a great rest of the week!!

    Really enjoyed this webinar. Ran is always very good and very interesting. Looking forward to using this tool.

    Really exciting to see genetic groups and movement to other geographic areas over time. I really wanted to find this out. I will need to practice now. Great webinar!

    Really interesting, graphics were very helpful in understanding the concepts, presenter was clear, knowledgeable, and well prepared.

    So exciting! Waiting for the next update! Thank you

    So glad I joined this webinar! I learned so much.

    So many wonderful tools in myHeritage. I love you guys!

    So much information! Can’t wait to dive in!

    So much to try and understand

    Sorry I’ve run out of things to say about your webinars. They just keep getting better.

    Thank you!

    Thankful for explanation of the new features.

    Thanks a lot!

    The new update on Ethnicity is wonderful, but having Ran explain it in more detail was very helpful. I can’t wait to use it more!

    The progress in the data and analysis is most encouraging. Please keep it up! Thank You

    This helped me understand why I am seeing ethnicities I had no idea I had. Italy never shows up anywhere else I have my dna at, but there are matches. The migration information will be very useful. Looking forward to more sessions.

    This is really awesome!

    This was excellent.

    This was extremely comprehensive and the speaker was amazing in leading us through all the steps and functions of the site. A huge Thank You to Ran Snir!

    This was so informative!!!

    This was very interesting and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to more from Ran Snir.

    Valuable information, Thank you!

    Variety of experiences is very well presented. Thank you!

    Very clear

    Very clear and informative webinar! When I first looked at the new genetic groups, I was overwhelmed – so much information! This webinar was most useful in pointing out where one might start to dig into all of that information! Thank you so much for all the hard work behind genetic groups and for this excellent information!

    Very clear and understandable. Generally easy to follow. Will use this infor next time I am on MyHeritage.

    Very helpful info to introduce genetic groups and show how to navigate through the various options!

    Very helpful presentation

    Very helpful to learn how to better utilize the DNA functionality of the My Heritage site. I had not yet found it to be that useful. The information I gained today will help.

    very high level explained in a comprehensive way

    very impressed with genetic groups and presentation

    Very information – and easy to follow…I was one of those who followed on my other monitor…

    Very informative

  5. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Very informative and nice presented. Thanks

    Very informative

    Very informative.

    Very informative. Like the new groups.

    Very informative. Thank you Ran.

    Very informative. Will look into other webinars.

    Very informative. Who knew the way a person could approach genetic groups like this. Looking forward to more information on this topic.

    Very interesting

    Very interesting and as promised, not overly technical. I was able to understand.

    Very interesting and very good data crunching

    Very interesting and well presented

    very interesting to learn what was involved in producing the estimates and the tools available to view them.

    Very interesting to see in this presentation results at large, and I learned altogether new qualities. A fascinating tool also for those who are looking for missing a father.

    Very interesting to see these new features. I hadn’t explored them yet.

    very interesting webinar

    Very interesting with so much more to review.

    Very interesting!

    Very interesting!

    Very interesting! Thanks for continuing to improve all the tools that My Heritage offers. It is very much appreciated. Keep up the great work!!!

    very interesting, and looking forward to more developments from MH. Thanks Ran and Geoff, cheers from NZ

    very interesting, great new tool

    Very interesting.

    very interesting. a complex topic that was explained in a simplified manner everyone could understand. Thank you MyHeritage

    Very Interesting. Eager to see what is next with this company,.

    Very interesting. I like how Ran keep the back story easy to understand and not too scientific.

    very through and easy (as easy as this can be) to understand! thank you for putting this webinar on.

    Very useful and informative, thank you!!

    Very useful!

    Very well done. Thanks

    very, very interesting!

    Webinar great. Thank you.

    Well done as usual. This is a very exciting suite of features and already I see that the results confirm what I’ve found in my research! Good job!

    Well done!

    What a very terrific improvement on their dna tools.

    Without Ran explaining these features I may have missed them. I’m very appreciative.

    Wonderful presentation as always!

    Wonderful presentation!

    Wonderful to follow


    WOW. I love my heritage. Always looking to improve and this idea is fantastic.

    You made the use of the Genetic groups so clear. I will go back to look at my family’s groups and go through more of the options. Thank you!


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