Previously MyHeritage released Instant Discoveries™ in December 2014 to make it easier for newcomers to family history to begin their family-seeking journey. When launched, using MyHeritage's Smart Matching™, New Discoveries™ allowed a user to add a "package" of family history to their tree all at once as long as a person in their tree matched a branch in an existing tree in MyHeritage's database of user-created family trees. The "package" can contain up to 40-50 people. Thus, giving the user a whole new branch of people to their tree.
Now, this feature is available to all MyHeritage users. So, instead of carefully adding people to their family tree, MyHeritage users will be able to add 40-50 people at a time to their family tree using MyHeritage's Smart Technology™ and New Discoveries™.
My extreme caution to MyHeritage users is that they fully research those 40-50 people before adding them to their tree because even if they are not sure if they are truly related to these people, Smart Technology™ will turn around and use their family tree to help match with another person's tree. And so on and so on. But that's only if the user cares about if they are truly related to these people. If not and they are just wanting to have a little fun, then go for it. It makes for a fun game. Some matches might even be correct if the tree they add from is correct.
After all, no technology—smart or otherwise—is checking the validity of any information contained in a tree or the "packages" of information. It is matching data entered. If it matches, then it suggests you add it. But if the original information they suggest is wrong and it matches your wrong information you got from another online family tree service, then it will be wrong.
MyHeritage has also created this nifty World Map of Discoveries. With this interactive map, you can watch users having fun as they add these Instant Discoveries™ to their trees on MyHeritage all across the world "almost" in real time. Are they truly related to those people they are adding to their family tree? Not sure. But the map is fun to watch.
For more information about Instant Discoveries™, please visit the MyHeritage Blog.
So, what do you think? Do you use MyHeritage? Will you be using Instant Discoveries™? And if so, will you check the validity of the information before adding the "package" or after or not at all? Comment below.