We are happy to introduce our new "Find your family" feature.
It makes finding and adding people to your Family Site easier, by letting you check for family members in pretty much any email address book that you're using on the Web.
The site understands and shows you who from your email address books is already a MyHeritage member or even in your Family Tree, and then allows you to send invitations to these people.
In case you are wondering, we won't store your password or login information for any webmail you are using. So the service is very safe.
Just go to the "Find your family" option in your Family Site home page. There you can
import contacts and emails from your Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts and many other important email providers on the Web, as well as from the email software Microsoft Outlook.
Or you can invite more people manually, including their name and email address, as you do when you include a person directly into your family tree.
Family is about people, right? That's why we're happy about this feature, because it will help you to start inviting your closest ones, already in contact with you in other ways, to participate actively in making your family tree grow.
Finally, my own personal experience with this feature is also worth telling:
When I was trying it myself to write this post, I uploaded some email address from my Hotmail account and sent a few invitations to some relatives in my tree whom I hadn't formally invited before. One of them, my nephew, happened to be online at the same time. Right in front of my eyes he started to upload photos I've never seen of my family, editing profiles and building his father's branch of the tree. The tree got reshaped within minutes due to his collaboration. We exchanged a few emails on MyHeritage and caught up with what was going on in each other's lives. He's 15.000 km away, as the rest of my family is. It's funny because with a few fast clicks, I felt at home.
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