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Discovering MyHeritage: How to make the most of your family site

Hi ! Welcome to our very first post about all the less noticed MyHeritage features.

There are lots of little tricks that you may not be aware of and that you can start using to make the most of MyHeritage for you and your family. We will be discovering them here one by one.

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Now, let's start with the first tip.

Did you know MyHeritage can send you reminders of the events in your MyHeritage calendar not only via Email but also by SMS directly to your mobile phone? And it is completely free! Setting them up is very easy, this is what you have to do:

If you're a MyHeritage registered user and you're using our Calendar to keep a record of birthdays or family anniversaries, go to the Settings tag in the MyHeritage home page.

You will be directed to the My preferences tab. There, go down to Event reminders, where you will be able to select "Send calendar alerts by" Email or SMS. For the latter, you just need to include your phone number (with country code!). You can send a test message, to see if everything work fine.

That's it, all done. Now there will be no excuse to miss any family event.

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  1. This is a great post as these features really make myheritage unique but how about some posts about the more complicated tasks? How does one, for example, record brothers who married sisters? I can't figure out how to document that partners with the same parents. And what of merging trees found through Smart Matches? Another cool feature but one that doesn't do any good if we can't merge the trees so we're collaborating on the same people.

  2. Thank you Paul for your feedback. We're definitely working on making the functions you asked about available as soon as possible to improve MyHeritage's user experience.

  3. what do i have to do to enter new persons on my site? I am able to do that on other family sites but not on mine
  4. Am looking forward to the improvement in the feature. In my family tree there are cases of cousins marrying each other. It would be very useful indeed to be able to create a loop so one doesn't have to create 2 entries unneccesarily. Is there a timeline where we can expect to see this feature introduced?

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