How to Sign Up for a My Heritage Free Trial Risk-Free

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How to Sign Up for a My Heritage Free Trial Risk-Free

Have you ever wondered about your genealogy? If so, you're not alone. There are many companies out there that offer to take you on a deep dive into your family history, and My Heritage is one of the most popular. If you're on the fence about whether this company is worth the annual membership fee, you'll be glad to know that you can sign up for a .

That said, you need to take care to protect your credit card or PayPal information if you sign up for the free trial, in case you forget to cancel it on time. One way to guarantee that your financial information is secure is to use a free virtual credit card.

Does My Heritage Offer a Free Trial?

Yes, it is possible to sign up for a . This free trial lasts for 14 days and provides you with such benefits as:

  • The ability to trace up to 250 family members (this is unlimited if you pay for an annual membership)
  • The ability to colorize pictures
  • The opportunity to create short video clips of your favorite old photos

How Can I Get a My Heritage Free Trial?

My Heritage offers numerous ways to sign up for a free trial depending on your unique circumstances.

CircumstancesInstructions to get a free My Ancestry trial
How the public can sign up for a free My Heritage trialHere's a breakdown of the free trial sign-up process for non-church members:
  1. Select "Sign Up" on myheritage.com.
  2. Fill in your first and last name, biological sex, and email address.
  3. Fill in your parents' names if you are aware of them.
  4. Select "Continue."
  5. Upload a special type of file for family trees called a GEDCOM file*

*DISCLAIMER: If you only opt for a free My Heritage account, you can only include up to 250 people in this file.

How church members can sign up for a free My Heritage trialMy Heritage is partnered with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so church members have a special sign-up process for their free trial. While members of the public must go to myheritage.com to sign up for their free trial, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must go to FamilySearch's website, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here's what the sign-up process looks like:
  1. Log in to familysearch.org - you will need to use your LDS number to create an account if you don't have one already.
  2. Find and click on the Question Mark located in the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Click on the pop-up's Help Center link.
  4. Find the icon that looks like shaking hands and click on Partners.
  5. Click on Partners again.
  6. Click on Partner Access.
  7. Click on Join for Free or MyHeritage.
  8. Click on the Create Your Free MyHeritage Account link.

Does the My Heritage Free Trial Automatically Renew Into a Paid Subscription?

The My Heritage free trial requires a credit card or PayPal information, and you will be charged for your annual membership if you do not cancel your free trial. Specifically, you will be charged $199 (sales tax not included), and you will be charged $299 per year for each subsequent year unless the company increases the rates.

Note, while this genealogy platform offers a number of benefits, your $200-$300 annual membership does not include a DNA testing kit to help you connect with other family members.

Here are some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Access to over 16 billion records
  • Decent email and phone customer support (with DoNotPay, you can reach their customer service team without waiting in the phone queue)
  • The ability to add whole new branches to your family tree with just one click using Unlimited Instant Discoveries
  • Automatic smart matching that shares more about your family history by linking you to branches from other users' trees

Avoid Automatic Renewal With DoNotPay Virtual Credit Card

If you find your credit card charged, but you don't want to pay for your service, DoNotPay can help you get a My Heritage refund. DNP can also help you cancel your My Heritage account.

DoNotPay also offers virtual credit cards, so you never get charged automatically at the end of a free trial again. It’s a very common problem to forget to cancel your free trial, and then suddenly you’re being charged full price when the subscription is up. Virtual credit cards solve this problem by being one-time use, specifically for free trials.

What Are the Most Popular Alternatives to My Heritage?

There are several My Heritage alternatives. Some of the most popular alternatives are:

  • 23andMe
  • AncestryDNA
  • Gramps
  • RootsMagic
  • Heredis

What Else Can DoNotPay Help Me With?

While DoNotPay is the ideal resource if your goal is to sign up for a risk-free My Heritage free trial, it can be used for much more. Solve more My Ancestry problems, like getting your name removed from a family tree, canceling your membership, or try out another DoNotPay problem-solving product. You can feel confident that DoNotPay can help you with virtually any problem that is complicating your life, such as:

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