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Families Around the World – Dec 28, 2010

In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

This week we have a wide-range of family stories from Brazil, Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand and Namibia for you to check out. Enjoy.

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Genealogists resolutions for 2011

These are the days when many are busy thinking about resolutions for 2011. Many of things we did this year still remain pending, and are now part of the list of resolutions for the coming year.

There are many things people write down, such as: improve and progress at work; collaborate on worthy causes and helping others; exercise; lose weight; eat healthily; find love; spend more time with the children; improve relationships with family; travel; learn new things; quit; read more; get more healthy; be positive; and so on.

For genealogists and family history lovers, the resolutions can be a bit different, for example:

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Journey Back in Time: Classic Holiday Movies

This Friday we're looking back at holiday movies we've enjoyed over the years. We hope you enjoy this timeline of great flicks and invite you to share your favorites in the comments!

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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23    Dec 20102 comments

Happy Holidays from MyHeritage.com!

Sincere best wishes this Holiday Season from your friends at MyHeritage.com!

The MyHeritage.com marketing and blog team is grateful for your support, loyalty and enthusiasm for our product and company. 2010 has been an incredible year for us and it's all thanks to you -- our wonderful members!

We are super excited for the New Year and have lots of exciting developments in the works. If you liked our products in 2010, just wait until you see what we have in store for 2011!

Wishing you and your family a very Joyful Holiday and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

23    Dec 20100 comments

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Dinner with an International Touch

Christmastime is all about family. And what better way to bring the family together than with a beautiful feast. With some recipes passed down for over 5 generations, each family meal tells a bit of your family story.

This year, we're inspired by dishes that bring an international touch to the Holiday table--be it Mexican, Italian or Polish influences. There's something so beautiful in seeing these colorful meals tell a story -- of a son's marriage to someone of another culture, or of a grandparent's memory of eating a special dish around the holidays. To celebrate all the wonderful culinary traditions that make each family unique, we've put together a few of our favorite Holiday recipes.

From Mexico: Chocolate Caliente

From Poland: Mazurkas

From the UK: Star-topped Mince Pies

From Italy: Florentines

From Australia: Pistachio Melbas

Happy Feasting! And please share your own holiday recipes in the comments!

23    Dec 20100 comments

Generations Online 2010 – Research Shows How Different Generations Use The Internet

Research group Pew Internet recently released its report "Generations Online 2010" with findings on how different generations access and use the Internet.

The team interviewed just over 2500 adults from America and came up with some interesting information about the differences and similarities in how the Internet is used.

Below is a table which highlights the main activities by generation and some other key findings.

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Holiday Traditions: A Swedish Christmas

One of my fondest Christmas memories is the one I spent with a childhood friend whose family was from Sweden. I was captivated by the tradition of St. Lucia's Day, which celebrates the patron saint of light. As the eldest daughter, my friend would wear a beautiful long white dress and become "Queen of Light," signing an enchanting tune, "Santa Lucia." In this tradition, the "Queen of Light" visits every room of the house to serve treats and tea to each family member. It was such a memorable event, that to this day I still think of it and would like to share with you this clip. Enjoy!

21    Dec 20101 comment

Found: A Map of My Street from 1868!

Have you ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like, say 100 years ago? With its historical digital map database, Historic Map Works gives you the tools to search through all kinds of historic maps and atlases. You can browse through Nautical Charts, Wall Maps, Town or City Map, or Bird's Eye Views, just to name a few.

While it takes some time to navigate the map overlays and Google maps, it was a lot of fun to see my old neighborhood described as "splendid, first-class" and "handsome" residences.

Good luck with your research! And feel free to share any of your discoveries with us!

20    Dec 20100 comments

Families Around The World

In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

This week we have a wide-range of family stories from the US, Australia, Ghana, Iraq and South Africa for you to check out. We hope you enjoy them.

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Winner in the MyHeritage.com Holidays Charts Contest

Today we closed the voting for the Holidays Charts Contest - to see the voting list click here.

We added up votes from all our different language blogs to get a final result: German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Portuguese.

We noticed that around the world the tastes for designs were a little different. In France people preferred images of nature in the background; in the english speaking countries people preferred simple and clean designs.

Neverthless,  the design that shows family images is the most popular around the world. Here we present the winners:

First place goes to Chart No. 7 that belongs to Aline Machado. She lives in Brazil, has a family tree with 1312 people and has in her family site 1578 photos. She will receive a voucher for $200 to be used with our printing service.

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